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The café bar at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts is a beautiful, airy space, full of plants and natural light. The full-length windows open out onto a terrace and lawn outside, bathed in the evening light at sunset each day.

The cafe bar is open from 8.30am on term-time weekdays and serves a delicious range of breakfasts including hot and cold food, with plenty of vegan options.

The café bar offers a selection of sandwiches, soup and seasonal salads, with local produce sourced from ethical suppliers. The bar stocks selection of local beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.

Lewes-based interior designers Jeannine Inglis Hall and Gary Campbell have furnished the space with a distinctive combination of refurbished Basil Spence chairs mixed with bespoke oak tables (created by local designers) and mid-century sofas and armchairs. The bar itself is a beautiful curved concrete structure with a zinc top, created to chime with the original materials used in the building.

The café bar is a child-friendly space - a good place to visit as a family. Well-trained dogs and assistance dogs are also welcome.

Opening Hours

The café bar is normally open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 6pm during University of Sussex term time. The cafe bar will also open in the evenings and on weekends for advertised ACCA events and shows.

Planned Closures

On occasion, the cafe bar may need to close to the public for conferences and events. Dates of any planned closures will appear here.

The cafe bar will closed for the winter break until 20 January.

Reservations and Enquiries

For all enquiries, including reserving a table, please contact cafe-bar@attenboroughcentre.com.

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