View of restaurant from behind counter


Enjoy our wide range of traditional meals, delicious cakes and ice cream at our café in Meads



At Ancient Grains, we serve traditional English, Italian and Sardinian dishes as well as providing tasty homemade cakes and ice cream in our café and restaurant in Eastbourne.

Hot English breakfasts are available all day, with both English and Italian options being served at lunchtime with delicious Sardinian meals available for dinner.

All of our food is made by our talented chefs using high-quality, fresh ingredients. We also have vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available too, so more people can enjoy our delicious meals at Ancient Grains. 

If you have any questions before you visit or would like to learn more about us, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Eggs benedict


Some say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why we offer a wide range of delicious and affordable options including a full English breakfast, egg dishes and pastries so you can start your day right!



Whether you are meeting friends for lunch or fancy a sandwich break on your shopping trip, Ancient Grains is a great choice of café to stop at! Our lunch menu includes soups, sandwiches and more. We also offer a delicious afternoon tea to get your tastebuds tingling.



Our traditional dinner menu includes Sardinian specialties which are all made fresh by our talented chefs. With gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options available, why not treat yourself to something different by visiting Ancient Grains in Eastbourne.

Cake in restaurant


Come and see us for some freshly cooked food!

Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 9am - 4.30pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am - 3pm & 6pm - 9.30pm


A really lovely family run cafe by day and bespoke restaurant some evenings. Decor includes touches such as William Morris wallpaper and carefully chosen objects creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
We have been for brunch/lunch when in addition to cakes, paninis and a select menu there is a daily choice of delicious hot dishes. On restaurant nights a menu of Sardinian delights offers a delightfully different choice and the food is beautifully prepared from really good ingredients. Our dishes included fish starters, a board of salamis and Sardinian cheeses in optimal condition. Our mains included a Sardinian fish stew and two different Sardinian pasta dishes. Unfortunately we were too full for dessert on this occasion- but next time.
Service is calm, warm and friendly. We love Ancient Grains.

Robert (Google review)


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