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Brighton Breakfast Guide | Unmissable Brunches in 2023
Looking to discover the best breakfast Brighton has to offer? Perhaps that perfect place to enjoy a delicious breakfast or a banging Brighton brunch with friends and family, or perhaps it’s the night after and you’re in urgent need of something nourishing to soak up last night’s sins?
Remember to also check out the BRAVO Top 20 winners of Best Brunch in Brighton 2023 as voted for by you.
Breakfast in Brighton
A Brighton breakfast is a wonderful social meal and everything about Arcobaleno is centred around community, friendship and coming together. So, at the weekends it’s an ideal destination for some Maltese-inspired food that’s great for sharing. There are loaded bowls of sautéed potatoes with a choice of toppings, sharing platters for the table. And an all-day Brighton brunch loaded flatbread with Maltese sausage, bacon, burnt aubergine, a spicy tomato sauce and fried eggs. If that won’t sort you out from the night before then one of their signature cocktails should do the trick.
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 9am 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.
Do yourself a favour and start your special day with brunch at The Metropole Bar. Whether you pull up at a table in the gorgeous main bar area or on one of the best seafront terraces in the city, you’ll be bowled over by the delicious transatlantic brunch menu with its 90 whole minutes of bottomless prosecco or beer! Once a month, Saturday morning brunchers will be wowed by The Metropole Bar’s fabulous (free!) Drag Cabaret. Could brunch get any better? Perhaps not…
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.
Start your day off right with a visit to FUMI, the ultimate breakfast and brunch destination in the Circus Quarter in Brighton. Indulge in a range of mouthwatering morning delights, from traditional Japanese breakfast sets to delectable brunch options. Savour the flavours of freshly brewed specialty coffee and delight in their signature dishes like tamago kake gohan (Japanese-style rice with a raw egg) or fluffy pancakes topped with fresh fruit. With its inviting atmosphere and attentive service, FUMI offers a breakfast experience that will leave you energised and satisfied.
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 their Brighton breakfast and a Brighton brunch from 9 am until 3 pm seven days a week (from 10 am on Sundays). Located at the top of the North Laine Mange 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.
A Brighton breakfast for our sweet-toothed locals and a must-try for visitors to Brighton’s Lanes area is Knoops. They offer guests a chocolate drinking experience like no other.
Uncover the perfect chocolate drink to suit every palate and discover which cocoa blends work to enhance your mood. Of course, a liquid breakfast isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, in which case you can tuck into some of the delicious patisserie offerings. Which include: croissants, macaroons, brownies and many more yummy treats.
Brunch right at Brighton Cocktail Company. Brunch is served at this charming Seven Dials restaurant/bar on Saturdays and Sundays and as with everything at this venue, you can expect quality, sustainability and a carefully curated offering that looks as good as it tastes. Brunch here comes as delicious topped ‘Toast’ and ‘Mains’ where you’ll find dishes like; Smoked Brisket Hash and Acai Bowl for a health kick. If you’re inclined you’ll find all the tipples you need to provide a boozy brunch sidekick.
Situated in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes, Vios Cafe is a Mediterranean haven perfect for breakfast. Choose between their sunny terrace or cosy interiors adorned with lush plants. Indulge in a variety of options, from healthy yoghurt bowls drizzled with Greek honey to stacks of fluffy pancakes, loaded sourdough toasts or their famous toasties. Pair your meal with your favourite coffee or a refreshing smoothie, setting the tone for a delightful start to your day.
Nanima is a great spot for a leisurely brunch or breakfast with friends or family. Open from 9am, you can start your day with a cup of freshly ground Union coffee or an authentic Vietnamese coffee, traditionally served with a teaspoon of condensed milk. The breakfast menu includes some mouth-watering options like the zingy chilli masala omelette wrapped in paratha and stuffed with paneer – perfect to enjoy while you catch up on the latest news, soak up the authentic taste of Asia, and the warm and welcoming atmosphere.
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 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…
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.
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 11am – 3pm for that very reason. Serving breakfast favourites such as pancakes, waffles, loaded bagels with smoked salmon, and avocado on toast. You can enjoy your food with unlimited prosecco, beer or choice of cocktail. Whatever your reason for needing a boozy breakfast these will get you bolstered and weekend-ready.
Trading Post Coffee has three venues in Brighton. With brunch available at the Ship Street and Kensington Garden shops. 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 muesli to their ever popular vegan and veggie breakfasts, there really is something for everyone’s morning appetite.
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
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.
Indulge in a morning feast at The Permit Room! Served daily from 8-11.45 am. Tuck into their freshly made Naan Rolls, soul-warming porridge, and crunchy granola. Dive into the Bombay classic, Bun Maksa—a soft bun perfect for a dip in hot chai. Their Naan Rolls, crafted with love, burst with cream cheese, tomato chilli jam, and fresh coriander. Take your pick from the tempting Bacon Naan Roll or the hearty Wrestler’s Naan Roll. Your morning, perfected at The Permit Room!
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 and coffee. Giving Brighton residents the ‘best breakfast’ in the city along with amazing coffee you’ll find pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, to luxurious eggs Benedict with many other breakfast favourites. Winner of BRAVO 2022 ‘Best Brunch’.
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.
Breakfast in Hove
For a Hove cafe that is worth crossing the Brighton borders for, head to Baked. If there are two things that this friendly neighbourhood cafe has nailed, it’s their excellent breakfast and brunch offering. The dishes are made fresh from local produce and are delivered with beautifully delicious aesthetics. If you fancied adding some fizz to your brunch, then you can read about their bottomless brunch offering, here.
Experience the Hove brunch, the Latin America way at LatinoAmerica on Church Road. Available Wednesday to Saturday 11-3pm, then Sunday 12-4pm. Try a taste of Argentina with their range of empanadas, a Lomito steak sandwich with their fantastic cuts of Argentine beef, the El Classico breakfast and much more. Here you are sure of attentive South American hospitality, and an innovative range of latino brunches which makes this restaurant extra special. Enjoy the classic tostadas con huevos, the lighter latin bites, if you want something smaller – or you can go full steam ahead with a bottomless brunch Argentinian style.
Dine all-day brunch at the exquisite and independent Hove cafe called Oeuf. Tucked away on Third Avenue and sheltered from the city hustle, with stunning seafront views and a brunch offering that could seduce the gods. The menu here is unique – while still offering classic favourites they also break the mould with Fumpets, a stack of three french-toast battered crumpets, which are crowned with a variety of sweet or savoury toppings. If you make it past this section then you’ll discover the other delicious brunch options, which you can luxuriate further by pairing with a cocktail.
Their all-day breakfast or menu is a treat available until 3pm every day, except Fridays and Saturdays when they extend their opening hours to evenings. From morning to afternoon, you’ll spot contented patrons relishing the brunch menu until 3pm. It features cherished classics like Eggs Benedict, Buttermilk Pancakes, and Jo’s Full English. For those seeking an extra kick, there’s the option to add a mimosa or Aperol for a boozy brunch experience. Noteworthy is their renowned Bubbles Brunch – pairing any brunch selection with a bottle of prosecco at a set price, a hit with celebratory occasions and hen parties alike.
Brunch is back at Pesca, you’ll have to wait until the weekend to enjoy their sublime brunch offering as it’s served exclusively on Saturday and Sunday – it’s worth the wait! You get the choice of smoked salmon, coppa mantovano or avocado to sit under the perfectly poached eggs. This Hove-based restaurant is independent and is renowned for its family-friendly charm. Let us not forget their sublime and traditional Italian food offering, which is available from lunch to dinner and served alongside the brunch menu.
Breakfast in Sussex
Introducing Brunch & Go on Saturdays at The Cider Tap, Sussex. The idyllic countryside taproom and restaurant have teamed up with The Syndicate Kitchen to provide their yummy brunch offering. You don’t have to walk away with your brunch bounty, the menu has been designed so that if you wanted to you could. Brunch comes as a fully loaded bun or muffin – by loaded we mean packed with the best in Sussex sourced ingredients. You can expect smoked streaky bacon with a cheese and onion omelette, all in a toasted focaccia bun with breakfast tomato chutney to be among the brunch options. This is just one of the dishes offered along with well-paired veggie and vegan options, plus coffee from the local Lindfield Coffee Works.
The original Trading Post cafe is found on the Lewes Cliffe High Street. It’s a spacious and comfy setting where you’ll find plenty of visitors and locals stopping for coffees, catch-ups and brunch. Stop here for well delivered classics such as Croque Monsieur, full breakfasts with veggie and vegan options. And of course, fantastic hand roasted coffee. There’s also a suntrap garden for sunny day brunches. Trading Post Coffee is definitely raising standards for the Lewes restaurant scene.
The breakfast and brunch offering at Morleys Bistro is worth making a morning trip out of town for. Or, as the venue is located in the picturesque village of Hurstpierpoint and offers accommodation, why not book in for the night and enjoy their outstanding grub after a night of luxurious comfort in one of their guest rooms? They serve generously stuffed brekkie bagels, traditional cooked breakfast and continental classics. All the food at Morleys is made with prime ingredients and sourced locally, so it’s a fantastic opportunity to sample Sussex produce while staying in the heart of it.
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 Sussex country pub.