Traditional English Teas and Italian Coffees in Chichester
Coffee is at the heart of the Arcobaleno experience.
We use beans roasted in Vicenza in Northern Italy, supplied by Viennese based coffee house, Julius Meinlof of Austria.
Arcobaleno (Italian for Rainbow)
Originally Crumbs and Creams, a traditional tea room was refurbished and rebranded due to increased competition within the area.
Rebecca who runs the new project spent 12 years living in Milan and understands the Italian coffee culture inside out.
We needed to come up with a name for the new venture and Rebecca suggested ‘Arcobaleno’ which is Italian for rainbow.
Her grandfather, John McCallum (who had passed away in 2021) loved rainbows, and so it was appropriate to adopt that name in his memory.
The theme evolved and in terms of décor we decided to use some of the old photographs of John when he was filming the Monte Carlo Rallies in the 60’s and we have some of the original “Presse” and “Cinema” plates from the Sumbeam Rapiers that John drove on display.
Coincidentally, John was the Director of Photography on the Henry Williamson Film ‘Tarka the Otter’ and Henry’s son writes for the Chichester Chronicle. It was all meant to be.
Rebecca wanted to offer a coffee shop with an Italian twist and so the menu includes some traditional Italian dishes as well as English favourites.
Good range of cakes and other food items. Tasty coffee and clean comfortable seating.
Lovely little shop. Great selection of cakes and savouries. Try the apple pie, marvellous. Tea served in pretty china crockery. Good prices and places to sit down.
What a wonderful tea room, I booked for an afternoon tea last Thursday with a friend. I was greeted with a very warm welcome and had a lovely reserved table in the main window.
Very nice cafe, very friendly staff. Very good selection of cakes and other foods, and a lovely cup of 🍵 tea
68 South Street
Mon - Sat : 9 AM - 4.30 PM
Sunday : Closed
Phone: 01243 537555
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