Cafes in Rye

Rye is not short of cafes, restaurants and pubs. Below we have recommended a few places we have enjoyed visiting on our trips to Rye.

For pubs, we recommend The Ship Inn and The Old Bell - both had a very cosy atmosphere and The Old Bell had delicious pizzas! Both are in the centre of Rye.

Mermaid Street Café

Mermaid Street Café is located at the bottom of the picturesque Mermaid Street and sells delicious coffee, freshly baked pastries, homemade sausage rolls, quiches, scotch eggs, soup, scones and cakes and bakes.

Address: Mermaid Street Café, Strand Quay, Rye, West Sussex, TN31 7AY 


Knoops is located near the Landgate and serves up all things chocolatey! Choose from hot chocolates, chocolate milk, milkshakes or mochas, which can be made to your taste with more than 20 different % chocolates.

Address: Knoops, Tower Forge, Hilders Cliff, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7LD

The Cobbles Tea Room

The Cobbles Tea Room is located in the heart of Rye serving light lunches, afternoon teas, cream teas and home baked cakes and scones.

Address: The Cobbles Tea Room, 1 Hylands Yard Off, The Mint, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7EP

The Apothecary

The Apothecary is a lovely cosy cafe, with comfy chairs and a great atmosphere. A perfect stop off for a slice of cake and cup of tea!

Address: 104A High St, Rye TN31 7JN


Haydens is a great choice – whether for brunch or lunch. We enjoyed a lovely Bagel breakfast and it was absolutely delicious – a must visit!

Address: 108 High St, Rye TN31 7JE

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