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13th February 2015

Coming up at Coffee Box

What's happening at Coffee Box this month? Here's what you need to know about our upcoming events for all the family.

The half-term break is next week – if you're not sure where to go with the kids, we'd love to welcome you to 'half-term play' here from 10am to 12:30pm on Monday 16, Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 February. The Hastings Centre's multi-purpose room, opposite Coffee Box, will be open for play, with ride-on toys and other activities. Please note that this is suitable for under 5s only, and parental supervision is required.

For older children, our outdoor play space is lots of fun too! Please note that it can be muddy at this time of year, but remember: "There's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes!"

We're also looking forward to our next family film event, which takes place on Saturday 21 February. Thank you to all of our customers who voted on the Coffee Box Facebook page: the results have been counted and we'll be showing Disney's Brave (PG). Entry is free, doors open at 5pm, and there'll be cinema snacks and treats available. Our licensed bar will be open for adults, too. We kindly remind customers that only food and drink purchased at Coffee Box can be consumed on the premises, and that children are the responsibility of the adult they arrive with.

If you're visiting us for lunch one day, why not try our home-made Italian tomato soup? At only £3.80, each serving comes with a choice of crusty bread or seeded toast and real butter – delicious! For more tasty lunches, snacks and treats, pop in to see the menu or ask a member of staff.

Finally, don't forget that Coffee Box is available for parties and private hire. If you're interested, call Stuart on 01424 753322 or email

Whatever brings you here, we look forward to seeing you!

Sian Francis-Cox

Posted by Sian Francis-Cox

12th December 2014

Festive family fun...

It was great to have so many of you join us last Saturday for a brilliant, family-friendly film afternoon, our free screening of Elf.

Over 100 people came along to Coffee Box and it was a pleasure to serve hot drinks, movie-themed snacks including popcorn and chocolate, and Christmas treats during the night. We loved seeing you get into the Christmas spirit, with elf costumes all round, and the film wasn't just a hit with the kids, either, as our licensed bar gave the adults something special too.

There was a great buzz as we enjoyed the film with guests from across the town, and as the lights were turned up at the end of the night, many said how much they enjoyed themselves. If you want to enjoy more events like this, our next movie afternoon is at 4pm on Saturday 17 January, when we'll be showing Mr Popper's Penguins, a great family flick starring Jim Carrey. Save the date for a great opportunity to spend an afternoon with friends and family in our lively coffee shop.

If you're looking for a more traditional Christmas event, this Sunday (14 December), King's Church presents their carol service, The Greatest Gift, held at the Hastings Centre, with entry through Coffee Box. This is always a hugely popular event (the afternoon service is fully booked!) and we'd love to see you at the 7pm service. You can book your free ticket here.

Finally, don't forget that we are open until 3pm on Tuesday 23 December, so why not come in and make the most of our Christmas goodies until then? We'll be opening again at 10am on Monday 5 January, welcoming in the new year with our menus of hot and cold drinks, meals and snacks that everyone can enjoy.

Sian Francis-Cox

Posted by Sian Francis-Cox

29th July 2014

80s Film Night

"Dance magic, dance!"

Join us on Saturday 13th September when we'll be launching our 80s Film Night season with a screening of the classic Labyrinth.

With free entry, licensed bar, and a prize for the best Labyrinth themed fancy dress.

Doors open at 7.30pm

Laura Grove

Posted by Laura Grove

20th November 2013

Film Night: The Great Escape

The Great EscapeNext week we're hosting a free Film Night, featuring Steve McQueen classic, The Great Escape. Originally released 50 years ago, in 1963, The Great Escape is about an escape by Allied prisoners of war from a German POW camp during World War II.

The Coffee Box Film Night is on Thursday 28 November, starting at 7pm. Entry is free, our licensed bar will be open, and snacks and speciality coffee and tea will also be available.

See you there!

Natalie Williams

Posted by Natalie Williams