Stark's Café and Bar


Drop by in the morning for L'Affare coffee and a breakfast bite, or make your business meeting a little more interesting with a cup of tea and a sweet treat. The lunchtime cabinet selection is full of tasty options, from filled baguettes, croissants and bagels to the lunch dish of the day.


Stark’s is a place to meet - after work, before a show or when you’re winding down your night. There are some special cocktails on the menu and the team works hard to make Stark’s a great place to visit.

Behind the name

Stark’s Café and Bar is named after Freda Beatrice Stark. During World War II, she worked for the Colonial Ammunition Factory by day and danced at the cabaret and nightclub at The Civic’s Wintergarden by night.

There are many scandalous stories about Freda - the most often told is about one of her dancing costumes comprised of a g-string, a feathered headdress and gold body paint. No wonder she was nicknamed the Fever of the Fleet by the American troops.


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