We are a speciality coffee shop on Trinity Street, in the heart of the America Ground, Hastings.

We serve a rotating range of single origin espresso and filter arabica beans, sourced and roasted with care by our friends at Pharmacie Coffee Roasters in Lewes. Our fine loose tea is by Postcard Teas in London, and comes from small farms in tea producing regions around the world.

All our coffees and teas are available as retail packs to gift or enjoy at home. More about us here.

Visit us 10–3.30 Mon–Fri, 104 Sat


Stooge is tucked away in the historic America Ground area of Hastings, which sits in the triangle formed by Trinity Street, Robertson Street and Claremont. We’d really recommend stopping by if you’re on a daytrip as we’re less than ten minutes from Hastings Station and a stone’s throw from the beach, an ideal pitstop! Our outdoor seating nestles into the planting for Holy Trinity Church and you can gaze up at the beautifully restored Brassey Institute building, which houses Hastings Library. Our neighbours are all independent shops and retailers, including Trinity Wholefoods Co-op (wholefoods and vegan deli counter), The Hastings Bookshop (thoughtfully curated new books), Dyke & Dean (homeware shop specialising in bespoke lighting) and Wow and Flutter Records (excellent used record and comics shop). See also, B & T Music, Cheese-on-Sea and Flot & Jetsam – all independent, all good!

More info about the rebellious history of the America Ground here.


Stooge is also the home of Sumisu Ramen, a Friday night pop-up serving authentic home made ramen and gyoza – delicious Japanese comfort food! Booking recommended.

Meat and vegan options available, all dishes are prepared traditionally with wheat noodles, dumpling wrappers and soya sauce, none can be made gluten or soya free.

The pop-up runs 6–10pm every Friday and Saturday, bring your own bottle for a small corkage fee.

For more information and to book, please contact James & Ai-san on Instagram or via email: sumisuramen@gmail.com.


Stooge is a small venue with a wheelchair-accessible entrance and aisle. Furniture can be moved if wheelchair users would like to drink-in. The toilet is down a small step and has a narrow doorway so isn’t fully accessible at present. There is an accessible toilet at Hastings Library for local members.

Much of our seating is communal German-style benches, if guests are planning on coming for ramen and are likely to struggle with a backless bench, please let the Sumisu team know in advance when booking, chairs can be made available for those who need them.