About Us

We are the Dreamers


  Dreamers and Free Spirits need to live their truth and to follow their dreams no matter what. They cannot settle, give in or give up.  We know this because we are dreamers and free spirits too!

Lessons Learned


  Over 20 years ago when we were first married in the Philippines, one of our many goals was to have our own restaurant. We make a great team. We were and are the yin to each other’s yang. But our first dream, and number one priority at that time was to have a family. So, Noel worked at multiple restaurants getting a hands-on education, paying bills and squirrelling away money while I stayed home really giving my all at being a mum, homeschooling the kids and at the same time exploring and developing my budding art career. We were both in preparation mode, laying the foundations for what we dreamed and envisioned for our family’s future. Today, that future is now. With lessons learned and our kids having grown into amazing creative adults the timing is perfect.   

Delicious Inspiration


 All pieces of the puzzle have been put into play. Finally, we are taking the plunge at making our restaurant dreams come true. Yes, It’s time to open the doors of the The Food and Art café, or as we affectionately call it, The FART Café.  At the FART Café we want to holistically feed you body, mind and spirit. We want to nourish, encourage and support dreamers and free spirits just like us to pick up and dust off their wonderfully mad ideas, and to send them out to conquer the world full to bursting with delicious inspiration.  We are passionate about sharing in the celebration and crazy joy of making big dreams come true. 

Yes! Live the dream at The FART Café, 

it’s your happy place.       

The FART Family Story


Podcast Interview

Alison Shares how she and her husband started The Food and Art Cafe. She describes the process that named the restaurant, how she met her husband and what sets their restaurant apart from other businesses.

Whitby This Week News Article About The FART Cafe


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The Food and Art Café

105 Dundas St West Whitby, Ontario L1N 2M1

(905) 666-FART (3278)


Open today

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

We only take reservations weekdays for groups of 6 or more.  Unfortunately as we have had challenges with business utilizing our restaurant  as their meeting space without ordering food, occupying tables for several hours, we've had to institute a policy of a minimum 1 entre charge per person regardless of whether they order food or not.  

We will be closed December 24, 25, & 26, 2019