Comment: Keir is a real professional who gives a lovely and individual welcome. He provides an extensive and interesting menu with wonderful beverages. TiffinTime has an easy atmosphere and is thoroughly recommended.
Name: Mark White
Comment: Tiffintime, fantastic food, Coffee, Choc and tea. Briliant service, shame about Keir though. Nah only joking.
Name: Gareth Thomas-Prause
Comment: Ahh Tiffin Time, the best sarnies going.
Name: Gaby Hill (Owner of 1066 Marketing)
Comment: Best cafe in the area.
Name: Nigel Sinden
(Labour Councillor Hastings Council Silverhill Ward)
Comment: Keir Cracknell is a good hard working man and runs a good café. Thanks for your help today
Name: Kai Ted Burt
Comment: If your looking for a place to eat. Then dont come to tiffin time. If your looking for outstading food, service and a homely feel then you should definatly come to tiffin time. Thats why i go. Not only is kier one of the nicest people i have ever met but his food is exceptional. Its a home away from home. And along with recommending his cafe to everyone i know. Im personally excited to visit kier for hopefully years to come.
Name: Michelle Foo
Comment: Hey brother, your sandwiches are the best in Hastings.
Name: Kevin Leung
Comment: I am cool, Keir. Oh, I miss those days at Tiffintime. I can't believe that's and Zen in the pictures. It's only about four years and they change so much. I am sure they are going to be taller than you soon. Hey, man. Thanks for calling us today. I am sorry I have to interrupt our conversation earlier. Listen, no matter whether you are still running Tiffintime or not, you and the hospitality of Tiffintime is inseparable and will always remains in our heart.
I have been going to this coffee shop for a number of years the food is so tasty and Kier is one of the most lovelist person,he makes his customers feel special and always has a listerning ear.If you want a place to eat when in Hastings/st Leonards Tiffin time cafe is the place to go
Name: Samantha Gardener
I heard about Tiffintime from friends who mentioned how good it was and that the owner Keir was friendly and made them feel very welcome.
About a week ago I happened to be passing the cafe so I went in to buy lunch for myself and my hubby. I must say that the baguettes were delicious and generous in portion so you get your moneys worth.
I've been in today with friends for a cup of tea and a chat. Keir was again friendly and welcoming. The service is great so I'll also be recommending the cafe to family and friends.
Comment: Tiffintime Café is one of a kind. If you are a coffee lover then you really must visit my husband’s café & coffee shop. Once you have tried it, you will be addicted !””” Most of all, My darling husband Keir who will look after you from the moment you walk into the door and until you leave the place and then you have the experience to cherish. He will welcome you, make and serve your food and give you a big cuddle, kiss even joke or two. All in all its bit like a magical show? My husband, has worked very hard for 7 years to build up its reputations. Tiffintime has had its ups and downs over the past year,but he has lots of loyal customers who supported him and our family during good and difficult times. I am very proud of my husband for not giving up and fighting back. Please come and experience Tiffintime for yourself?
You will not be disappointed.
‘Ri'tsuko Keir’s wife'
Comment: Dear Keir, I hope you have a better year, Health and Wealth, it is tough, you've been part of this community for many years so hope you can work it out. Lots of Love. Sheila xxxx
Name: Allan Pillar
Please forgive me for getting in touch this way? It's just that I have spoken to the police last week and after the incident I feel terrible for what you did for my wife and son? It was extremely brave and courageous of you to stop the two lads who attempted to mug my wife.. Alice has told me so many times the way that you used your martial arts to disarm and restrain the two lads although it did not concern you and nobody else of all the people watching helped, only you did what you did! The police have a cctv footage and have seen for themselves of your skills and have praised you for being a hero in this very dangerous attack. Again the police have given me your shops adress but did not know where you lived so I can't thank you in person. The arresting officers have told me that you wish to remain anonymous and you did not want to be in the paper even when it comes to court. From the bottom of my court, Thankyou!
I will come over to your shop to meet you this week and have taken the chance to put this in your doors. I just can't relax and sleep when I think of what could have happened if you had not used your expert martial arts to stop the lads who have done this. The bystanders also praised you and the bus driver also i extremely grateful for you defending him aswell. I remain in your debt, and look forward to meet with you in person. The Newspaper wants to interview you so badly and was talking about giving you a special heroes award for bravery? Until we meet. Extreme Thanks.
Name: Sue Lancaster
Comment: Keir just want to say what a wonderful cafe you have got at sliverhill you alway make me feel welcome your baguettes are full to burst point and are always fresh keir you are a very kind hearted person you have got a lovley family.
Name: Andrew Ives
Comment: I will NEVER forget what Keir did for my wife and I. My wife was involved in a car accident near enough outside Tiffin Time. Keir came running out to help my wife and held her head unti the Ambulance arrived. Keir is a TRUE gentleman, something it is hard to find in this world today. My wife and I will be forever gratefulThank you :)
Name: taken from 'Where's Best?' #3 http://www.wheresbest.co.uk/business
Missing out on what?
Keir - He's welcoming, and takes care of all his customers. His family are welcoming too. Customers are introduced to each other, no one is ignored. Not the place to go, if you want to slink into a corner, but then Keir being who he is, will try to accommodate you aswell.
Keir and his family support the local community, raising funds for charity.
Food - A large selection of baggettes, wraps, sandwich fillings, and if you want your own combination Keir will accommodate, the traditional and individual tastes of his customers...ooops I mean friends. Crisps, cakes, and fruit are also available.
Coffee - fantastic. If you don't like coffee, there is a wde selection of other hot and cold drinks.
Last and by no means least, is Paula. A lovely lady, who defines the words, friendly, kind and caring.
Tiffin time, isn't just about the coffee, its about identity and friendship, Oh, just one thing, if you dont want a kiss from keir, as you leave, a long bushy beard may be a deterent, but I wouldn't guarentee it.
Name: (Review taken from 'Where's Best?' #1 http://www.wheresbest.co.uk/business
A fantastic little cafe ,extremly freindly and the owner KEIR is a fantastic host and chef .We ate there 4 times and each time the food was so gooood!! Hes been there for 3 years or so and trully knows his stuff .Every one present each time was well fed and the kindness from keir and true passion for the buissness really shows .His style is from his resturant experieince & such a charming and good looking guy,he belongs in the movie world ...We cant wait to get over there again !! and the best coffee in Hastings ,my husband fell in love with his charm & kindness too .!! Look out for this guy ? Hastings is lucky to have a talented chef and truely dedicated chap -we are certain he will go far .We spoke with other customers present and they also had nothing but praise for this cafe ,whilst there he knows all his many customers by name and always walked you to the door with a hug & kiss for all .Its so clean you could eat of the floor too !! 10 out of 10 !!
Name: Jesse Blackford
Comment: Hello people,
ust a few words about my good friend keir he owns a smashing sandwich shop in silverhill, ive never tasted food like it. All of keirs food is fresh and very nice to eat. also keir is the most loving man and very warm welcoming to everyone that goes into his shop. He can be very up lifting to people so if you are feeling down or just a bit board go see him he will make you laugh. Just another thing about keir he dose so much to help his charity out witch is S.T MICHAELS HOSPICE he does so much for these people
he RUNS the HASTINGS HALF MARATHON to raise as much as possible also doing other things
please please please Go see Keir his food is amazing and SO NICE and very filling
Name: Heidi Ralph
Comment: When ever we go to Tiffintime we are guaranteed a warm and cheery welcome from the owner, Keir and his team. He makes the best Greek Salad in town with the freshest of ingredients topped with a delicious home made dressing. Prices are reasonable and we are always treated like one of the family. Definitely worth a visit.
Name: Eric Harwick MBE
(Hastings Half-Marathon Race Director)
Comment: As Race Director of the Hastings Half marathon, and Olympic Torch Bearer in 2012,I am a regular visitor to Tiffin Bar,especially when out on my Bike. I love Keir's Capachino -The Best in The area!. But you do not get just a coffee experience,but the chance to talk to Keir about anything you fancy. It is like calling in to a neighbour for a chat.
the Community Centre of Silverhill!
Name: Sharon Sellons
(Mother at St.Micheals Hospice, Volunteer)
Comment: Tiffintime is the sort of place that you can go in in an indifferent mood and leave feeling happy and full of love (as well as full of food!)
Keir is a wonderful chap, he's always there come rain or shine with a great big smile on his face and a great big hug for his customers. Ooh, and the tea & grub's not half bad either!
Name: Janice & Brian Allerman
(Retired Gentle Folk)
Comment: My husband and I have known Keir for six and a half years. He is the most polite and friendly person you could hope too meet. He owns a delightful Sandwich/Coffee Shop in Silverhill, St. Leonards which is always clean and fresh with interesting decor. His food is very tasty and you get a good amount on your plate. He makes a delicious Hot Chocolate amongst a number of other beverages. He's the only place in Silverhill my husband has chosen too eat in. He works hard to provide good customer service and he certainly delivers it.
Name: Ross John Winder (Ex - Customer Team Member/Temporary Supervisor for Co-Operative Retail, Silverhill, Hastings East Sussex)
Comment: Keir Cracknell's involvement in the community in Silverhill is more important than most people may think. His small business, the TiffinTime cafe located just over the road from the Co-Operative Retail store remains to this day, as it's ever been, a fantastic and thriving place to catch up with possibly one of the happiest and most thoughtful men in the area. Home to some great snacks, beverages and a place to unwind especially after or during a hectic day at the office or in whatever field you may be working in, service and a smile are always on the menu there. Keir's personality and typically good manner are an example of how small cafe based businesses should be run, with his excellent customer service, friendly approach and his usual good humour continuing traits of the things to expect when picking up a treat for the day. His business also allows for those who have been affected by the smoking ban and by taking other people's considerations at heart and listening to what the customer wants and expects, it's no surprise as to why Keir's business is as successful as it every was, with local customers speaking it's praises and recommending it on a daily basis. Keir's support for the community also bears much to his personality and thought towards everyone else is another reason why it is impossible not to get along with him. From coming into other businesses for a chat and a catch up to protecting others from public nuisances and those who threaten to ruin the good grace and peace in the small area of Silverhill, his involvement is a credit to all, and one that has certainly had a positive impact on those who know and love him, as well as his loyal customers who still to this day continue to spend their money on his products. Keir Cracknell is a man I miss from when he came into the Co-Operative Retail to buy food, and a man who's quaint little cafe I would recommend to anyone.
Name: Kay Demeza (Barclays Bank)
Comment: Fantastic Friendly Cafe. Food is excellent, and there is lots of it. Atmosphere is wonderful and always good for a laugh, brightens up even the dullest of days. If you haven't tried it yet then you are truly missing out.
Name: Steve Shonk
(Sedlescombe Rangers U8's Football Manager)
Comment: Eating at Tiffintime is a nice welcoming experience. The food is always freshly prepared in front of you and that is always a good thing, also hygiene is a priority too.I always enjoy my food so very much, so i would always think of Tiffintime Cafe if i was in the Silverhill Area, for a filling bagguette and best Cappuccino in Hastings.
Name: Matthew Clements (Hastings Police)
Comment: Tiffintime is a great place to go, especially for a cup of the greatest cappuccino in Hastings and lovely full sandwich. Everyone is always greeted with a smile, its a fantastic atmosphere, aways friendly. Defiantley my regular watering hole.
Name: Vincent Jauncey
(Martial Art and Kickboxing Champion, and most of all a dear friend, True Brother)
Comment: I have known Keir for 38 years. Bloody long time! Have never been to his cafe, but knowing Keir and all the experince he has had in the catering business, it must be fantastic.
It sounds like a freindly place to go for a chat and a coffee and sandwich!!
Name: John Guest
(Retired Apple Man, Robertsbridge)
Comment: Just making contact, and to say I love Tiffin Time! Good to finally see you in your excellent Cafe and I will definitely be in again soon!
Name: Rick (Sky Man)
Comment: Beautifully prepared fresh food, fantastically well presentened and served in such a friendly and pleasent manor. The surroundings are well kept and amazinaly spot-lessly clean, what more can a customer ask for.
Name: Alan (Retired English Teacher)
Comment: Hello Keir,
It was good to see you and Ritsuko today. I was impressed with your shop, its layout, cleniness, and the food range menu was impressive, and displayes. Fmaily photos, collection of teapots and warm surroundings. It makes a visitor and customer feel very relaxed, But the bit that truly strucked me apart from the quality of your superb coffee was the little courtyard/ patio, that is very continental. I cannot think of anywhere with a similar feature. I simply loved it!! Of course here in Robertsbridge Village we have Jempsons where you can relax el fresco on the corner and break your dentures on a crusty roll, and breath in the fumes of passing busses, lorries, and cars. Indeed, as i returned this morning an elderly was soaking a current bun in a anaemuc looking drinking chocolate, with a sou-wester rammed over her forehead. Raindrops dripping down a plastic mac onto her tweed skirt. Oh what it is to experience the culture of the countryside.Love to you and your family. See you soon.
Comment: To my darling big bro Keir. I cannot than you enough for all of your kind support in fundraising for the St Michaels Hospice. It is truly kind and special of you. From you Little Sister Carol. 2011.
Name: Craig Beeney aka partytime DJ
Comment: Great food, great service so in a word tiffintime and its only Keir. Great, keep doing your thing. Popped in on a whim had a lovely filling baguette with a perfect portion for the price and had the best cappuccino in a long time. Definately check out Tiffintime if you are ever in silverhill.
Name: Cathy Anderson Retired Nurse London Brompton Hsp.
Keir and tiffintime go hand in hand. He is a great man caring and loving to all his customers. I am an old lady with no family and yet i enter Tiffintime and he becomes my son, friend and confidant Thank you Keir for the love you give to me and others. If i had the money I would give it to you to open your restaurant and spread your magic to Hastings.
Name: Chris Willmott
Keirs, cafe is very welcoming and homely. I have ate here many times and havent found a place in the area that is as relaxing as tiffintime. His food is freshly made and more than a normal helping, so your definately getting your moneys worth.
Name: Jim Brady
For the warmest of welcomes & the openly friendliest of hosts, you would find it hard to beat Tiffintime Cafe.
As a scottish person who has recently moved to this part of the country I was very happy when I popped into Tiffintime for a coffee.
I recieved not only a lovely welcome but great coffee & conversation.
On a personal note I would like to thank Keir for his help with my project
Name: (Review taken from 'Where's Best?' #2 http://www.wheresbest.co.uk/business
Comment:If anyone asked me to describe Tiffintime, I would ask if they remember the 80's and 90's, then say its like 'Cheers'. To the younger generation, ask your parents.. they will know.
Keir is lovely, as is his family. Welcoming and accommodating. Any sandwich, baggette or wrap you can think of, if Keir's got the ingredients, he'll make it for you.
Coffee - great. If you dont like coffee, well, that's taken care of too.
What else can I say..... Try it and see for yourself.
Name: Susan Wong
Tiffin Time The perfect place to relax and chill out for a bite to eat. The food is excellent with a wide choice on the menu. The hospitality is even better.
Keir makes everyone feel welcome and creates a very warming and friendly atmosphere which also attracts many pleasent customers.
Name: Stewart Bryant
(Professional Photographer & Environmental Health Hastings)
Comment: As soon as you enter Tiffin Time you are transported back to a time when true customer service and showmanship was a way of life. Sadly today, so many shops and eateries have no idea what customer service is. However one visit to Keir's wonderful eatery will change all that. As soon as you enter, a warm heartfelt welcome awaits. The fresh food and lively discussion make one think back to the cafe culture of Italy and Sicily. Not only does Keir treat his cafe as an extension of his front room, he can do all manor of wonderful food both within the confines of the shop and out on location. Over the past year Keir has supplied the Local council branch of Unison fabulous fresh made food, always delivered on time with a smile and a cheer. Keir is a true master of culinary delights and a sense of humour!! We wish Keir and the team well with the future of the cafe especially in tough economic times as we now live in and hope he can take the business from strength to strength.
Name: Francis Leung. manchester.
Hello its me francis from thursdays in the west end we worked and fight together in the clubs in soho durring the 80s.we did the late night gung -fu films in london leister sq and catford ,lewisham all over .you wre a true fighter and a animal with the jamicans when they rushed us .when dennis lau was beaten you jumped them all 4 of them and still took the srewdriver of the biggest boy .you was so fast with your golden hands and kicks .we think you were sil.lum and your akido was amazing man .My wife always said you were a healer and gung master ,im 57 and have 2 wing chun clums here in manchester and am a fat 57 old man .you look 29 like yestreday in china town .do you stay in touch with raymond hong and his sister .call me soon francis leung .
Name: Rosalie Copeland
Comment: Hi Keir! Thank you so much for taking care of Joyce; I seriously doubt that she will ever take those photos of that poor man down, 'cos I have tried for ages. She still holds on to guilt that she let him down, and nothing that we do or say or pray about helps her to put that down to just life and experience. The photos have always bothered me, ever since I met her, but Joyce is a special little lady that has such an individual response to things that you and I might be better able to deal with. What I can say, however, is that, when we first met she was deep in depression, but now that is no longer the case, thankfully. Hope to see you again real soon!. So here is the letter I sent. To the Editor In these days of speed, technology etc. in so many areas, we often now seem to have lost the art of really experiencing one to one contact with our fellow man. But the good people of Silverhill have a place that is a hidden gem - namely, Tiffin Time, a small cafe owned and run by Keir Cracknell, at 10 Sedlescombe Road North. I have visited several times, the last time after a visit to my doctor, and feeling rather poorly, needing to rest and recuperate before going back home. At Keir's place I found such a warm and caring atmosphere, that he gives to every person that goes there, and it is genuine. Not only is Keir a very experienced chef, which guarantees that you get good food, but the community spirit that is there, thanks to Keir's real love of people, is something so rare. This little place is adorned with so many interesting photos, news clips, and contributions from local people, that it is a "home from home" atmosphere. I was fed, coffee'd and nurtured, and by the time I left, was feeling so much better about everything, hence this letter to simply tell the folk of Hastings that they are missing out on a treat if they don't visit this lovely little cafe. I hope that we never lose these small private businesses that offer personal service, and this one is a tremendous example of that - I cannot express enough how good it is to go there and be taken such care of. Let us all support and cherish any business that is run with such expertise and personal service - they are becoming so rare. I take my hat off to you, Keir, for all the hard work and kindness that I find every time I go there; long may you continue to bless us all!
Can I suggest that you might consider a news item on this cafe? It is so much more than just somewhere to get a coffee or eat, but it provides a place of such welcome and warmth that it truly exists to support the local community and inspire healthy and friendly communication between people, something that is slowly being eroded from society nowadays. If one of your news team were to visit to find out for themselves, and interview Keir I feel that maybe they would be inspired to highlight this place, as a source of good news to Hastings and St. Leonards - heaven knows, we can all benefit from that! Sincerely, Rosalie Copeland
Name: Philip Newton (3 Oaks, East Sussex)
Comment: Hi Keir,
First of all wishing you and all your family a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. For my 60th birthday I asked Keir to organise the food for 40 guests. I provided the sea food and other basic ingredients and then left it to Keir and his 2 young assistants. There was no need for any worries! The presentation was outstanding the salads and the service provided was excellent and I have no hesitation in recommending Keir to anyone who is considering a caterer for any wedding reception, company celebration or party.
Name: Peter & Rian Mckinley (Farmers)
Comment: We arrived in the wind after a terrible drive from Ashford and feeling hungry, fed-up and noticed the cafe from the road . Hurrah! We took a chance as you do and wished we lived near the cafe. It was a an oasis in the wrong place.Move it to Ashford we need you there .Great food/ hot-chocolate and how do you keep so slim with the food you prouduce. We shall return whenever we can.
Name: Andrew Rona Hayes
(Martial Arts Teacher & Ex - Royal Marine)
Comment: What a lunch you gave us. Good to see you happy and full of beans again you were very low last december and was worried about you .We are glad to see you doing what you do best and that is a great tonic for your customers also. Keep rocking Keir you are a customers delight.
Name: Louise Tester (Tower Hotel, Owner)
Comment: I love tiffin time food,I have known kier for a number of years he is a true gem he has time to chat to everyone and make you feel welcome as well as providing the best food and sandwiches and coffee thanks for being you keir xxx
Name: Phil Astell
(Aztec Computering, Managering Director)
Comment: Great food with personal, old fashioned service. Not something you see too often these days. Always the place to go for lunch. Keep up the great work Keir!
Name: Clive & Mara
(Psychic & Spiritual Healer)
Comment: Hi Keir, it was lovely to see you and sampled your lovely food. We enjoyed your conversation and reflections of your passed history. See you soon.