Levent Yalcin inside the former Uckfield angling shop which is to be a cafe. Hidden features in the building are being revealed as preparations are made for refurbishment. The window on the left will be re-opened and incorporated in the design.

New cafe will incorporate Uckfield building’s long-hidden features

Long-hidden features have been revealed as Levent Yalcin prepares refurbish a former Uckfield angling shop and open it as a cafe.

There are previously blocked windows to the outside, which will be re-opened, windows in a partition wall which are likely to be reinstated and a skylight, hidden beneath ceiling panels, which will be uncovered.

Work was due to begin yesterday on the kitchen at the back of the building at 212 High Street, and designs were being drawn up for the rest of the interior.

Toilets are to be incorporated, along with baby-changing area, a children’s play corner, tables and seating.

On the menu will be all-day breakfasts, panini, jacket potatoes, fish (including sea bass, and salmon), lots of salad, cous cause, Halloumi and sandwiches. Illy coffee will be served.

Levent says he is looking forward to opening the cafe which will be called Cafe 212 in mid-April or, at the latest, the beginning of May.

The opening hours are expected to be from 8am to 6pm.


The former angling shop at 212 High Street, Uckfield, which is to be refurbished as a cafe.

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