Restaurant Brighton's guide to
Breakfast and Brunch
Our top picks
Located in Brighton’s North Laine, Kooks serve a modern English menu which is available all day and includes a good hearty breakfast. If you like a few great tunes whilst eating your bacon then this is the place for you as music is hugely important to the venue, drawing from the owners gargantuan music collection. A place where everyone is welcome to come and enjoy their vibe, consistent service and delicious food.
Starfish and Coffee is right next to the beautiful Queens Park in Brighton, it’s a cafe that specialise in brunch, pastries, homemade cakes and excellent tea & coffee. Giving Brighton residents the ‘best breakfast’ in the city along with amazing coffee you’ll find pancakes with bacon & maple syrup, to luxurious eggs Benedict with many other breakfast favourites. Winner of BRAVO 2018 ‘Best Brunch’.
Trading Post Coffee has two iconic venues in Brighton, both serving equally brilliant breakfasts and brunches. Priding themselves on conscientious delicious coffee, and a menu promoting mostly local, sustainable produce, Trading Post is a favourite amongst Breakfast lovers in Brighton. From yoghurt bowls to bircher musli to their ever popular vegan and veggie breakfast’s, there really is something for everyones morning appetite.
Since 2013 Moksha have been serving a top-quality breakfast along with their excellent cakes, teas & coffees. The reviews in the first year alone have shown that their take on the modern breakfast is fast becoming a local favourite. However, it’s not just their classics that are getting the attention. The Mexican inspired, Huevos Rancheros, has appealed to Brighton’s desire for something a bit different and is one of their top-sellers.
Redroaster has been described as a ‘go-to destination’ by The New York Times. Providing ethically sourced, hand-roasted coffee, serving breakfast and lunch from 7 am to 5 pm. The stylish venue is multi award-winning, sustainably built and powered. The breakfast menu is equally polished, but not over fancy, options range from eggs any way to a Full English and baked Shakshuka. Whatever you have, coffee is a must.
Smorl’s can be found in Brighton’s iconic Open Market, serving their delicious pittas, falafels, soups and salads from 10 am onwards. Perhaps a better option for breakfast on the go, Smorl’s is 100% vegan and full of veggie vitamins to charge you up for the day. Grab our favourite, a pitta filled with homemade falafels and their famous extra garlic houmous.
The beautiful setting of The Grand is a lavish spot for a breakfast, lazy boozy brunch or morning business meeting. The stylish Cyan restaurant and bar serves breakfast and brunch from 10 am – 12 pm Monday to Friday and with extended hours on Saturday from 11 am until 4 pm in which to enjoy the weekend bottomless offering. As far as settings go, this is one to flock to when the sun is shining.
The Victorian splendour of The Metropole Bar is open to all, not just hotel guests. With its spacious terrace and food serving throughout the day, this is a perfect place to take the morning sea air (as the Victorians would have encouraged) with a selection of light, continental and full English breakfasts served from 8 am. For something more special The Metropole Bar serves up a bottomless brunch from 10.30-5.00pm, daily. Sittings are for a leisurely hour and a half in which you can enjoy a fantastic two courses and free-flowing prosecco or Bloody Marys.
Lucky Beach serves their brunch menu seven days a week from 8 am (9 am in winter) until 11.45am – we recommend getting up early to grab a seat on the beach as things tend to get busy! Coffee is roasted locally and treats such as avocado on toast and brioche french toast are sure to awaken your taste buds. If the weather takes a turn for the worse then head inside and snuggle down in the atmospheric archways so evocative of the seafront
Coppa Club has arrived in Brighton and is serving all our breakfast in Brighton needs at once. Open from 8 am, light breakfast dishes like toast and fresh pastries are available alongside freshly brewed coffee to fuel those first few emails of the day. Early Brighton brunchers are also able to get dishes such as short stack pancakes right through until 4 pm, with our favourite on the menu being the delicious garden breakfast.
If you’re looking a grab and go coffee and pastry or a luxurious lazy brunch then Mange Tout may well be a destination for you. Serving breakfast and brunch from 9 am until 3 pm seven days a week (from 10 am on Sundays). Located at the top of the North Laine Mang Tout is a great destination to grab a good coffee and a pastry before beginning your day exploring the famous Brighton boutiques. For something a bit more substantial there is the bistro take on the Full English and a vegetarian Full English, a full array of eggs and French classics such as Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame.
If you’re looking for something a little different to the normal eggs and bacon breakfast then we recommend Longrain Thai on St James’ Street. This Pan-Asian restaurant is a little gem to stumble upon and will give you a whole host of fresh, healthy alternative flavours from Indonesia, Thailand and Japan to start your day. Make it a celebratory brunch with an exotic cocktail too.
Already hugely popular with the discerning Brighton crowd, and named amongst the best places to brunch in the UK by Stylist Magazine, this venue is a cool and hip diner serving a mean breakfast and a great coffee. LA Indie Coffee House meets New York Bar & Diner – here you can expect to try the full classic breakfast, breakfast burgers, pancakes, bagels, scrambled eggs, brioche bacon rolls, granola. Great sea views and outside seating. Look out for the Hangover Cures & Hard Brunch Beverages
Brunch with a view? You’ve got it at West Beach Bar & Kitchen! Serving brunch at weekends from 10am-12pm and situated at the base of Brighton’s BAi360, it’s the perfect way to start your weekend. From the ‘Full Brighton’ to the ‘Full Hanover’ (for a meat-free option), or perhaps ‘The Seaside’ breakfast muffin is calling you. There’s plenty that’ll get you ready and fuelled for your day.
Ohso is a great all-round venue which offers a little bit of everything and gives you a true taste of Brighton for breakfast lunch and dinner. Offering a superb location on Brighton’s seafront; breakfast options include Traditional Full English, Veggie Full English, Breakfast of Champions, Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine and breakfast baps. All food is prepared fresh to order on site, by their team of Sussex chefs delivering popular classics with a European twist.
Situated in a sunny square in Brighton Marina, The Cherry Tree is a lovely spot to enjoy breakfast or brunch. The menu includes classics such as eggs benedict and a full English using Brighton Sausage Company meats as well as other more modern twists including halloumi and sun blushed tomatoes with almond pesto and homemade granola with fresh fruits. Serving Flour Pot Bakery bread and definitely raising the breakfast bar in Brighton’s Marina
While most of the Lanes wont wake up until about 11am, Lost in the Lanes is a beacon calling out to all those wondering hungrily through the narrow streets. Open from 8.45am serving excellent coffee and speciality teas. Breakfasts cover everything from traditional Full English made with locally sourced eggs and sausage, to fresh pastries. There’s lots of variety and vegetarian and vegan options too so no one’s left out in the cold.
Serving breakfast from 8.30 – 11.00 am Monday to Saturday and 9.00 – 11.00 am on Sunday’s The Sportsman Pub is great for early morning business meetings or a spot of breakfast with friends. Locally roasted coffee is from Lindfield and the produce used makes the most of Sussex’s bounty. There’s a classic Full English as well as a build your own option and several breakfast alternatives including a vegan option that shows imagination and consideration beyond what you’d normally expect from a traditional country pub.
Hotel Du Vin is one of those tucked away boutique venues that you wouldn’t even know was there unless you looked for it. And this venue is well worth looking for. A pebbles throw away from Brighton beach at the south end of Ship Street it’s easy to find. For a classic breakfast prepared with the finest ingredients and delivered with impeccable service, Hotel du Vin is an excellent choice for hotel guests and visitors alike.
Often choosing somewhere to brunch or breakfast can be tricky. Eggs Benedict and a bacon sandwich aren’t hard to find around the city, however, steak and prawns before 12 pm is a little more unique and hard to come by. Breaking breakfast boundaries, The Coal Shed offers a ‘Surf ‘n’ Turf’ option on their brunch menu, served every Saturday between 11 am-4 pm. We’re talking Himalayan salt aged sirloin, maple-cured Tamworth bacon chop, smoked black pudding, scallop and pork belly skewer, tiger prawns, n’duja mussels and fried eggs…
Bohemia is an all-day venue with a menu catering from sunup to sundown. Starting at 9 am with Full English and Full Vegetarian breakfasts, eggs every which way and a few lighter such as granola and porridge. For sunny days the Veuve Cliquot roof terrace makes a great out of the way spot to start your days high above the hoi polloi, and while in Rome…
Offering breakfast with a Greek twist, Nostos have a brand new breakfast menu well worth trying. Served Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9 am and 12 pm, the menu will transport to the Medeterannian with unashamed traditional choices. Try the delicious sounding and wonderfully Greek Spanakopita, or the big Greek vegan roll (a vegan omelette inside a bun with roasted veggies and a vegan aioli). Yes, please…
100% vegan breakfasts, brunches served at The Needlemakers Cafe- Roundhill. Set in a charming and nostalgic landmark just off Lewes High Street, the cafe is surrounded by small, independent shops, all run by local and authentic Lewesians. Enjoy some of your favourite pre-lunch bites and beverages in the heart of the historic town, Lewes.
From vegan pastries to plant-based fry-ups, nut milkshakes and animal-free organic wines and beers, this place has you covered. Most things on the menu can be adjusted to make them gluten-free, so make sure you let your dietary needs be known.
Weekend brunches are for the day after the night before and god knows how much we need the good stuff to soak up the bad stuff. The Mes is serving brunches on Saturdays from 10 am-1 pm for that very reason. Enjoy hash-based brunches adorned with a variety of delicious toppings and unlimited bloody Mary’s or mimosas. Whatever your reason for needing a boozy breakfast these will get you bolstered and weekend-ready.
Join in with the brunch bunch at The Black Lion for a 90’s music-themed bottomless brunch every Saturday. What better way to get over the night before than to get stuck back in with an anthem, sourdough topped brunch, “I’m a Crepe” pancakes and unlimited supplies of the Bloody Mary’s, mimosas and beer.