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Dimarco Bros Cafe
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Dimarco Bros Cafe

Wellington Place, Hastings, East Sussex - Circa 1970
Thank you to Sam Hyland for contributing the photo

  • Sandra on 20 Dec 2011 Sandra said

    Good old Dimarco's always open when you needed it, now a macdonalds!
  • Mandy on 19 Mar 2012 Mandy said

    I have very fond memories of my dad regularly taking me with him to work with him (I think he was driving a laundry van and Dimarco's was one of his stops) and taking me in to Dimarco's for a Knicker Bocker Glory in the early 60's
  • John Bone on 18 Apr 2012 John Bone said

    Dimarco's used to supply my old school (St. Mary's Star of The Sea) with ice cream on field day. Great times.
  • Martin on 21 Jun 2012 Martin said

    We used to come out of the White Rock Baths and walk along to Dimarco's for a glass of coke and a couple of their lovely sausage rolls.
  • Les Tizard on 07 Jul 2012 Les Tizard said

    My wife used to work there for years before they closed down.
    She was a waitress on the restaurant side.
    The two brother Michael & Phil didn't like each other very much, but sister Emily used to keep the peace.
    I have a few photos of the old place [back & front] befoe the demolished it!
    Can always send a few attachments, Cheers - HAPPY DAYS!
  • Kevin on 19 Jan 2013 Kevin said

    Is that the reason why there were two entrances to the cafe from Wellington place.As a kid there was always a posh part which we never went in and the other side where we'd go which I'd call the poorer side great days
  • Andy on 12 Feb 2013 Andy said

    Used to go into Town with my partner[,still together now] and have a coffee milky tall glass,oh how i miss that place
  • Les Tizard on 12 Feb 2013 Les Tizard said

    Seem to have lost the pics of Dimarcos back entrance - facing the sea. If they turn up will post them to this site
    Cheers Tiz
  • Caroline on 10 Aug 2013 Caroline said

    What's your wifes name? I worked there with Paul, Colin and Jane, to name a few. It was great fun. The Knickerbocker Gory was lovely and the Peach Melba. Phil, Michael and Lou (the brothers) were all so different. You could always get round Mr Lou! Seems a lifetime ago now!
  • Colin Lunt on 05 Sep 2013 Colin Lunt said

    The left side was as it says, for snacks and was as such a coffee bar where as the right hand was for sit down meals. As I remember it there was a connecting door for staff between the two counters which were back to back. I was only ever bought one Knicker Bocker Glory but there was too much so I did not finish it which proved my parents right of not having aloowed my one peviously. I seem to remember my mum worked there for a time
  • Colin Larsen on 19 Oct 2014 Colin Larsen said

    Sad to hear that Dimarcos is now a Macdonalds ....last contact with the family was a weekend mini golf tournament in Hastings hosted by Mike in 1975....think Mike was setting up his own cafe at the time... be great to hear from Mike again...
  • David Berry on 07 Dec 2014 David Berry said

    sad to see its gone i remember my mum taking us in there for a meal each time we came into hastings shame they had to change it for all this new fast food rubbish hard to find somewhere that does real food any more everyones in to much of a rush these days. god bless Dimarcoes still lives on in many peopls memories.
  • Pat Moore (Godden) on 05 Aug 2016 Pat Moore (Godden) said

    Every Saturday afternoon we would visit Dimarco Bros .... Mum would have Welsh Rarebit with Brown Sauce, Cup Tea, Dad would have Meat Pie or Shepherds Pie with Vegetables, Cup Tea, Knicker Bocker Glory for me and a Bottle Lucozade. I have never in my lifetime to date found a Knicker Booker Glory with that taste .... Fruit Cocktail, that famous Italian Ice Cream, Strawberry Sauce, Chocolate Sauce, Cream, Wafer and a Cherry on the top, an indulgent layer after layer .... thank you Dimarco Bros for my childhood memories especially the one where I was allowed to make my own!
  • leslie & margaret ;2 Tizzies] on 23 Dec 2016 leslie & margaret ;2 Tizzies] said

    Wife Margaret worked there on the waitress side [posh] for many years retired at 60 when the place closed down. Lou [Dipaolo]Emilies hubby was everyones favourite The dipaolo family now have a cafe on the Marina opposite Dela Warr Pavilion Same lovely Ice cream but [now called 'GELLATO']
    We are in our Nineties & live in Australia since 2007 CHEERS !
  • leslie & margaret tizard on 05 Jan 2017 leslie & margaret tizard said

    Please send us a note to let us know we are still alive !!
  • Simon on 17 Feb 2017 Simon said

    Great place went there in the 70s as a primary school child can picture the Dimarcos now
  • Peter on 06 Apr 2017 Peter said

    Mum and dad used to take me and my sister for a family treat. We were only little but I have Many memories of the sounds and smells. Pretty sure we had a knickerbocker glory or two when ban came to. Is it. Good memories.
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