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Best cafes in Brighton

Pizza Place
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“Purezza Brighton (purity) was formed by Stefania Evangelisti and Tim Barclay in 2015, setting out with the aim of providing a range of exciting Italian plant based, vegan options to the UK. The restaurant has a wooden and rustic feel to it, with bar stools at the counter where you can take in all the drama of the large wood fired pizza oven. Their delicious pizzas are made with gluten free, hemp or sough-dough bases - so perfect for intolerances! They also offer a selection of raw food dishes and gluten free pasta dishes. It is not all about savoury dishes either with a full dessert menu featuring a chocolate calzone and Oreo pizza. ”
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English Restaurant
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“The original Bill’s restaurant is in Lewes. The Brighton one is just as good. Affordable British food to suit all tastes and budgets.”
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Coffee Shop
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“Voted Brighton's 'Most Brighton Venue' 2 years running, the Marwood has built up a solid reputation as the most eclectic & quirky bar around. During the day they serve fresh in-house baked goods & exceptionally sourced coffee, by night they open up the bar with deliciously concocted cocktails on offer. ”
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Café
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“If you're venturing into Brighton and fancy a special meal try Silo. It's a unique restaurant where the production of waste has been eliminated by choosing to trade directly with farmers, using re-usable delivery vessels and choosing local ingredients that themselves generated no waste.”
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Café
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“amazing fresh breakfast pastries / coffees / cakes ... one of the best little secret cafes is under 2 minute walk from my front door ”
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“This, quieter, end of the beach is our favourite spot for swimming and picnic lunches or suppers on milder days. There's a cafe that does great cheese toasted sandwiches and public loos on the seafront near the cafe which can be useful! Head for the dog-friendly beach here if you've a canine companion - or enjoy swimming with dogs (we love it!).”
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Cocktail Bar
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“Fabulous cocktail bar , hidden away. You can even book a table just for drinks. If you fancy a treat you must visit, even for 1 drink.”
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Café
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““Iydea” in the Lanes - Vegetarian main courses with a choice of sides and toppings, in a cafe setting with big windows. (Quite packed sometimes though – you can usually go get a drink at “The White Rabbit” across from them and still eat their food at the pub’s outside tables, if no room.) 17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL. They also do a cheap takeaway deal at the end of the day, where they box up all leftover food. Really fresh and delicious usually.) ”
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Cafe
“Starfish & Coffee is an independent neighbourhood cafe, and winner of the Brighton Restaurant Awards ‘Best Brunch’ 2018. The space inside is light, bright and airy. And just like the food, the décor has a local theme, with all the fixtures and fittings installed by tradespeople from the area. As for the food itself, the focus on local Sussex produce in no way detracts from the choice or the quality. The menu offers amazing brunch options for meat eaters and vegans alike - definitely worth a visit!”
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“Yellowave Beach Sports café, offering volleyball, light bites, drinks and a giant sand pit for the children to play! Great chilled out beach vibe”
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Café
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“Cosy little place for when you're feeling peckish for a sandwich or coffee. Nice atmosphere always.”
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Indian Restaurant
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“Curry Leaf Cafe offers an open kitchen & dining experience. This way you get to see your food being prepared from start to finish whilst enjoying the bustling atmosphere. Take a look at their drinks menu and try one of the spiced cocktails! Expect tapas-style ‘small plates’, an exciting range of spiced cocktails and, of course, and a menu of craft beers that puts most bars to shame! ”
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Coffee Shop
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“'Small Batch' cafes offer great coffees and snacks. It's a company born in Brighton which has expanded very successfully. I like the vegan banana bread and an oat milk decaf latte..”
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Coffee Shop
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“Located on the corner of Second Avenue, Baked is a welcoming spot to enjoy a spot of Brunch whilst watching the world go by. This dog friendly cafe change their menu seasonally to ensure they make the most of freshest of ingredients which are sourced locally. They have a wonderful range of healthy, freshly cooked meal options together with a more naughty selection of cakes when you just fancy a treat - with some vegan options too!”
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Coffee Shop
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“It has delicious coffee and outside seating which is great for people watching. Open from 7am-7pm.”
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Café
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“Great cafe for breakfast or lunch right on the beach! Food is really good and yummy vegetarian options. ”
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