Best Coffee in Brighton

Published: Thursday 2nd Jul 2015

Written by: Abi Radford

In a recent article in the Guardian, Brightonians were labelled the biggest coffee drinkers in the UK and with a coffee shop on every street corner it is no wonder why! Aside from the large high-street chains such as Starbucks and Costa, Brighton is bursting with quirky, independent coffee shops which are always full of locals and tourists alike.

In Brighton, coffee shops have become a social hub for different communities, welcoming the individuals who sit on their laptops completing a piece of work, the mums that ‘catch up over a cuppa’, or the youth that want to socialise with their friends.

With so much choice it can sometimes get confusing when deciding which barista to visit, so here is a list of some of the best places to go to for your daily brew!

Red Roaster

Found on a popular street called St James’ is Red Roaster, an original and independent coffee shop that that continues to hand-roast its own beans. Alongside buying some tasty coffee that you will certainly make you want to return for more, the shop also sells coffee beans from Indonesia, Africa, Central America and India that you can take home and make coffee yourself. The café is airy and spacious and with local artists, poets and musicians invited to entertain you as you drink you will encounter a unique experience each time you visit.

Small Batch Coffee Company

Invested in providing amazing tasting coffee that has been sourced and traded fairly, the Small Batch Coffee Company is one of Brighton’s most popular coffee chains. With unique, quirky vibes in each of its eight stores you will definitely find one to match your tastes.

The Marwood Coffee Shop

If random and quirky is your thing then The Marwood Coffee Shop is certainly the place for you! Located on Ship Street in the centre of Brighton Laines, The Marwood has a secret garden that is perfect for relaxing in on hot summer days. With old cupboard doors replacing conventional table tops and odd bits and bobs decorating the walls you can marvel at its eccentricity whilst enjoying a very good cup of coffee and a cake!

Baby and Toddler Friendly Cafes

Finding an indoor place to socialise with your friends can sometimes be hard when you have young children and all the ‘stuff’ that comes with them! Luckily there are a number of cafes in Brighton that are child friendly and pride themselves on making both mummies and babies happy!

The Book Nook

Tucked away in Hove is this fantastic book shop and café that is all about children. Catering to a range of ages and abilities, it is the perfect place to take your little ones. You can sit with your friends over a cup of coffee and a cake whilst your child plays in the pirate ship play area or listens to one of the stories that are read aloud to groups on a regular basis.

Frankie’s Heavenly Deli

Located on George Street in Hove this café is very spacious – allowing for big buggies to pass through easily. With a gated child’s play area and kids sandwiches that are cut into cute shapes Frankie’s is the perfect place to go for lunch with your little-uns!

Abi Radford



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