• Cakes
  • Art

We had to re-think our small cafe post Covid -19 and we are now an artisan takeaway cafe and retail space. Limited indoor seating and a lovely small outside courtyard with seating. Same great coffee, teas, cakes to takeaway but no longer lunches and brunches. There are lots of wonderful arts, homeware and gifts.


We had to re-think our small cafe post Covid -19 and we are reopen as an artisan cafe and retail space. Same great coffee, teas, cakes, pastries and savouries to takeaway and eat in but no longer lunches and brunches. We have limited indoor space and a lovely small outside courtyard with seating for tea, coffee and cake. There are lots of wonderful arts, homeware and gifts.

A warm welcome awaits you at Treacle and Ginger and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Treacle & Ginger Ltd

164 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2DL

t: 01273 933695

e: info@treacleandginger.com


We serve coffee from local independent roasters Pharmacie. Our specially trained staff will make you a great coffee on our Nouva Simonelli machine.

Our selection of teas are from local tea blenders Art Deco, and are loose leaf (but we also serve a mug of Yorkshire tea).


Our cafe has always been known for its excellent cakes and we are proud to carry on that tradition.

Established favourites sit alongside new and seasonal recipes to take away.

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“Been meaning to pop in for ages and yesterday I did. Realised what I had been missing - lovely cup of tea and some incredible cake, and beautiful arts and homeware too. The staff were lovely - full of personality and a delight. Will be back.”

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