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Brilliant Brighton’s Best Cafes

Whether you’re looking for indie and unusual offerings in North Laine, quaint tea shops in The Lanes or your fave High St chains, Brighton’s bursting with great cafes serving delicious coffee, tasty teas and tempting treats. Here are just a few to tick off:

Bond St Coffee

This place is definitely for the coffee connoisseurs. Single origin, speciality coffee roasted in nearby Horsham, served in the hustling heart of North Laine.

Address: 15 Bond Street
Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 8am-6pm; Sun: 10am-5pm

Caffe Nero

With coffee, atmosphere, food and service being the fundamental aims of Caffe Nero, the Bond Street and Western Road stores are always bustling with Brightonians and visitors to the city alike.

Address: 39-40 Bond Street and  84-85 & 208 Western Road
Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-6pm; Sat: 8am-6:30pm; Sun: 8:30am-6pm

Coffee Tree

Watch the world go by while sipping a café latte or enjoying a slice of cake at Coffee Tree.

Address: 47 Gardner Street
Website: 01273 675555

Costa Coffee

Bruno & Sergio Costa set up their famous coffee roastery in Lambeth, London in 1971, supplying local caterers and Italian coffee shops with an exciting coffee, slow-roasted the Italian way. In 1978 the first Costa Coffee opened and now some three decades later, there’s hundreds of cafes across the UK – including 3 in Brighton! Try Costa for yourself at:

Address: 32-33 Bond Street, 42 Market St & 193 Western Road
Phone: 01273 772 024
Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 7am-7pm; Sun: 9am-6pm



Starting life as an idea on the back of a napkin, Dexter’s is a family-run rustling and bustling cafe open from breakfast to early supper and everything in between.

Address: 19 Kensington Gardens
Phone: 01273 622880
Opening Times: Mon – Sun: 10am – 6pm

Hell’s Kitchen

Who can resist this devilish delicatessen? Specialising in salt beef, potato latkes homemade quiches and cracking cups of coffee, Hell’s Kitchen is a great spot for lunch in North Laine.

Address: 4 Gardner Street
Phone: 01273 604925
Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm; Sun: 10am-6pm

Infinity Foods

This iconic café is committed to bringing meet-free organic, GMO free, local produce to the Brighton food scene through their community cafe. Pop in to enjoy vegan cakes, gluten free sarnies and delicious hearty lunches.

Address: 50 Gardner Street
Phone: 01273 670743
Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 10:30am-5pm; Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 11am-4pm.


With a mission to serve up great value quality food fast, Iydea offer a large selection of freshly prepared hot and cold vegetarian meals served in seconds so you can make the most of your lunchtime. Grab a table if you can (unsurprisingly, this go-to hotspot gets busy) or take out to eat alfresco.

Address: 17 Kensington Gardens
Phone: 01273 667992
Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 9:30am-5:30 pm; Sun: 10am-5:30pm


Purveyors of the finest coffees, specialist teas, artisan breads, rustic real foods and cakes that will make you drop that diet…
Address: 35 Kensington Gardens



Larder is a funky vegan sandwich shop and deli in the beating heart of Brighton serving homemade food, great coffee and delicious cakes.

Address: 53 Gardner St

Loving Hut

Vegan? You won’t want to pass-by this free-from cafe in North Laine!

Address: 48 Gardner Street


Pearls Bubble Tea Café

Located in the bustling North Laine, Pearls is the original Bubble Tea outlet on the south coast. With over 28 unique flavours and ENDLESS combinations we have the perfect Bubble Tea for you. Whether it’s a refreshing passionfruit green tea or smooth mango milk tea, come and visit Bubble Tea’s home in Brighton to get your tea fix!

Address: 5 Gardner Street
Phone: 01273 567191


Bagelman’s flagship store on Bond Street is the perfect pit-stop for refuelling on top-notch bagels and coffee.

Address: 7 Bond Street
Phone: 01273 387171
Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 8am-5pm; Sun: 10am-4pm


Wai Kika Moo Kau

A cult-fave veggie and vegan café with outside pedestrianised seating – perfect for taking in that Brighton atmosphere!

Address: 11a Kensington Gardens
Phone: 01273 671117
Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm; Sat: 9am-6pm; Sun: 9am-5pm

Cafe Koba

A botanical cocktail bar, coffee house & late-night private party venue in Brighton.

Address: 135 Western Road
Phone: 01273 720059
Opening Times: Mon-Wed: 8:30am-7pm Thur-Sat: 8:30am-late

Café Royale

A traditional café serving café faves at reasonable prices.

Address: 50 Preston Street
Phone: 01273 772544

Cloud 9

Dreamy cake shop and ice cream parlour producing all products on-site, sit in and enjoy!

Address: 15 Brighton Place
Phone: 01273 723020

Address: 15a Kensington Gardens
Phone: 01273 723020
Opening Times: Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun & Public Holidays: 11am-4pm


An independent coffee shop serving premium, barista quality coffee for just £1.

Address: 142 Western Road
Opening Times: Mon – Sat: 7am-7pm; Sun:8am-6pm

Coffee Break by Edendum

Edendum (from the Latin, eating) is a brand new concept comprising an Italian restaurant, café and food shop – cosy on up in the café during the day and watch the world go by.

Address: 69 East Street
Phone: 01273 733800
Opening Times: Sun-Thurs: 10am-11pm; Fri-Sat: 10am-11:30pm


Scoop & Crumb

Scoop and Crumb is an independent café serving stupendous ice cream sundaes, melting hot chocolates and amazing open style sandwiches made fresh daily.

Address: 5-6 East Street
Phone: 01273 202563
Opening Times: Sun-Fri: 10am-6pm; Sat: 10am-7pm


Located in Market St, Sugardough is renowned for its delicious nose to tail baking, all handmade and natural by the team each day.

Address: 18 Market Street
Phone: 01273 771218

That Little Tea Shop in The Lanes

Quaint friendly step back in time teas shop in the heart of the famous Lanes. Hot snacks, cakes, home-made soup and Devon cream tea and scones, all served daily.

Address: 17 Meeting House Lane
Phone: 01273 933230
Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm; Sun: 10am-5pm