Looking for the best selection of breakfasts in Brighton & Sussex?
So where are the best breakfasts in Brighton? Our team of experts have eaten their way across Brighton, Hove and Sussex to search for the best breakfasts and brunches, across cafés, restaurants and food pubs.
Best Breakfasts & Brunches in Brighton
Lucky Beach, Seafront
Lucky Beach serve their brunch menu seven days a week from 8am (9am 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 tastebuds. If the weather takes a turn for the worse then head inside and snuggle down in the atmospheric archways so evocative of the seafront. Brunch review
Kooks Restaurant – Gardener Street
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. Brunch Review.
The Coffee Break, by Edendum – The Lanes
The Coffee Break by Edendum brings together North Italian cuisine with Sussex produce providing breakfast through to lunch with a focus on simple, fresh and home made fare. As the name suggests there’s an excellent selection of coffee made to your liking be it espresso or drip filter, there’s also wonderful tea’s from Brighton’s own Bluebird tea co. as well as freshly squeezed juices. Vegetarian and Full English breakfasts don the menu, look out for seasonal and daily specials. Small bites such as freshly made pastries and stuffed croissants are available or there’s the more healthy seed bars nestled up next to indulgent slabs of cake. Located in Brighton’s Lanes.
Redroaster has been described as a ‘go-to destination’ by The New York Times. Providing ethically sourced, hand-roasted coffee, serving breakfast and lunch prepared by Michelin Starred chef, Matt Gillan. Serving from 7am-5pm, Redroaster is the place to go if you’re looking for a sophisticated brunch and it’s the perfect spot for some alfresco brunching!
The Waterhouse Bar & Terrace, Hilton Metropole Hotel, Seafront
The Victorian splendour of The Waterhouse Bar is open to all, not just hotel guests. With it’s 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 8am. For something more special The Waterhouse 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 Mary’s.
Mange Tout, The North Laine
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 9am until 3pm seven days a week, Mange Tout look to bring local fresh produce alive with honest authentic cooking. They have a Monday to Friday offer on locally roasted coffee, fresh croissant and fresh juices. 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.
Located just opposite Brighton’s West Pier, Michael Bremner’s second restaurant MurMur offers a slightly different dining concept too 64 Degrees. Breakfast at MurMur is described at ‘honest and healthy’ and is served 9AM – 11.30AM on Saturdays and Sundays. If breakfast Alfresco in the sunshine overlooking Brighton’s beautiful coastline is your thing, and let’s face it why wouldn’t it be, this is the perfect spot for you.
Joe’s Cafe, Seven Dials
Joe’s Cafe is a hidden away, locally run cafe in the Seven Dials area of Brighton. They have become increasingly popular as more and more people are finding out about their delicious food. Joe’s has won best breakfast in Brighton in previous years including 2 years running with the Brighton and Hove Independent and the Brighton Foodie Awards. Also won Gold for the best Cafe in Brighton in 2015. On Upper Hamilton Rd, next to the Chimney House. Brunch Review.
Starfish and Coffee, Egremont Place
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.
The Jetty – Brighton Seafront
If you’re looking for a breakfast with a view, The Jetty at Harbour Hotel is a good stop! Serving a selection of breakfasts, it’ll be a good place to start your day.
West Beach Bar & Kitchen – Brighton’s British Airways i360
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.
Morris and Jacques – St James Street
Morris and Jacques, offer a relaxed café style environment. Try their M&J breakfast with butcher’s sausage, black pudding, rashers of bacon and free range egg or they have a lovely healthy option with fresh fruit and Greek yoghurt. Breakfasts are available daily until 3.00pm. The menu is very vegetarian and vegan friendly. Comes with a great rear garden for alfresco dining. Review.
Moksha Caffe – York Place
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. Close to London Road. Breakfast Review.
OhSo Social – Kings Road
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.
Grow 40, Kensington Gardens
Grow 40 delivers a French-British affair in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. Produce is very carefully sourced from local suppliers and producers and Grow 40 even grow their own produce in their quirky roof top kitchen garden. Offering a full breakfast and lunch menu you can fill your boots with dishes such as eggs Benedict. Read the breakfast review
The Breakfast Club, Market Street
London’s successful Breakfast Club dining experience has ventured into Brighton’s Lanes after much anticipation. Bringing Brighton a bit of Miami Vice and Art Deco, we now don’t know what we did without it! Painted bright yellow with baby blue seats outside, you know it’s all about fun before you even enter. Breakfast or brunch ranges from dishes such as the ‘Full Monty’ to the slightly spicier ‘Huevos Rancheros’. Brunch Review.
The New Club Brighton, Kings Road
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. Menu.
Bucket & Spade Cafe, Seafront Cafe
Forming part of the old Victorian Arches underneath Kings Road, the Bucket and Spade Cafe is ideally located next to the Kings Road Playground & Paddling Pool on the promenade. The perfect place to bring the family, with a large selection of children’s meals and snacks on offer as well as plenty of books, crayons and chalk board tables to keep the little ones entertained whilst you enjoy your lunch and a well deserved drink! Brunch Review.
The Flour Pot Bakery, Sydney Street
The Sydney Street branch offers a breakfast from 8am, and include dishes such as the famous breakfast bun with Hillbilly Sauce, with your choice of Portobello mushroom, sausage and egg or bacon. For something a little lighter go for the Bircher Muesli with honey, apples and Blueberries and choice of Greek yogurt or organic milk, or the crushed avocado and Philadelphia cheese on sourdough toast.
Silo Brighton – Upper Gardner St
Head Chef and owner, Douglas McMaster spent 6 years cooking in some of the U.K. and Europe’s best restaurants including St. John and Noma. Silo serves breakfast, lunch, and an evening tasting menu. The breakfast menu features many of the goods from the on site bakery – including bread and pastries – and also offers a chance to try some of that yoghurt and butter which is made lovingly on the premises. The topics of sustainability run deep in Silo’s DNA. In the NRA Top 100 two years running. Brunch review.
Cafe Plenty, Circus Parade
Serving up a variety of treats with a smile, Cafe Plenty serve coffee from the guys at [email protected] Their selection of over 20 teas are sourced from local purveyors, Chi and their bread, cakes and pastries are all made on site in their micro bakery. Perfect after a morning jog or dog walk around nearby Preston Park. Oh and they’re dog friendly too – bonus!
Terre a Terre, East Street
Arguably Brighton’s most famous vegetarian restaurant, Terre a Terre are open for brunch from 11am-1pm at the weekends. This is no ordinary brunch either with dishes such as pickle chips loaded with toasted mustard seed, porter, grilled cheddar rarebit topped with a soft poached egg and toasted muffins filled with griddled smoked tofu, satay, tamari mushroom, melon rind pickle jam. If you fancy something to awaken your taste-buds we’d suggest you get out of bed and head to Terre a Terre! Brunch review.
No. 32 Duke Street – Duke Street
No 32 Duke Street serves a range of dishes for brunch from 11:30am to kick start your day the right way. From modern favourites such as pancakes with bacon, banana and maple syrup to unique takes on classics such as the Eggs Royale with caviar hollandaise. How very civilised. Brunch Menu. A wonderful venue to watch the world go by from in the centre of Brighton’s Lanes. Extensive menu, open all day. Brunch review.
Bistro Du Vin, Brighton
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. Have a look at their bistro brunch menu here. Salmon Hollandaise and the Omelette Arnold Bennett are a few of the delectable options available. Breakfast Review.
Cup of Joe, St. George’s Street
Cup of Joe is a stylistic and unusual cafe located in the vintage antique market Kemptown Trading Post. The menu boasts traditional English Breakfast, Eggs Benedict, Sandwiches, Jacket Potatoes or alternative healthy choices such as Poached Egg and Avocado on Sour Sough or a variety of fresh seasonal salads. Breakfast review
Curry Leaf Cafe – Ship Street
Named one of the top ten places to drink in the city by the Guardian newspaper, and was a finalist in the ‘Best Newcomer’ category of the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Awards, Curry Leaf Cafe serves up South Indian street food and craft beer from a relaxed, colourful dining space in the heart of Brighton’s bustling Lanes. Try their full Indian along with an excellent range of breakfast/ brunch options. Breakfast review.
Smokeys American Restaurant – Kings Road
Huevos rancheros, breakfast quesadilla, american smoked bacon, blueberry home made pancakes, classic eggs benedict… Smokeys of Brighton serves all the American classic breakfasts and brunches daily til midday. Comes with vegan, vegetarian and meat options available. Full of good vibes and happy times. Great value and comes with a large outdoor terrace and classic American Jukebox. A great venue if you want to sample a true taste of America. Breakfast Review.
The Restaurant at Drakes, Marine Parade
Fancy somewhere special for breakfast? Then look no further. Featured in the Conde Nast traveller’s hot list, Drakes is a 4 star boutique townhouse with a number of awards. Breakfasts include a full range of cooked and continental style breakfasts in decadent design led surroundings. Large group of you? Why not use their private dining area which seats up to 12 diners? Great for a celebratory start to the day. Breakfast Review.
Proud Country House, Stanmer Park
Stanmer House is open 7 days a week for coffee, lunch and afternoon tea with breakfast served everyday from 10am. It doesn’t get better than this in terms of a venue. Think a Downton Abbey setting and a venue which has got it all! Beautiful gardens, log fires, set within acres and acres of land. A great place to escape to from Brighton – great for walkers, mountain bikers, walkers, dog walkers. We adore their scones with clotted cream and jam! Here is their full breakfast menu.
GB1 Restaurant– King’s Rd, Brighton
It is not just hotel residents that can enjoy a delicious “Grand” breakfast within the opulent surroundings of the trendy GB1 restaurant at The Grand, Brighton. GB1, famed for its exceptional fish serves up some great breakfast options namely the Smoked Haddock with Poached Egg or traditional Grilled Kippers. Choose from breakfast favourites such as Eggs Benedict, Omelette, Eggs Florentine, not forgetting their famous full English breakfast. Unique surroundings, exceptional service and stunning sea views.
The Julien Plumart Boutique Salon du Thé – Queens Road
Why not try something completely different and transport yourself into a modern Parisian patisserie? Allow us to introduce an exquisite and unique collection of patisserie, from the simply sublime to the exotic. Open for a French breakfast, a light lunch, or a little slice of patisserie heaven. You will love the beautiful setting of the authentic café and patisserie, where Julien produces the most delicious macaroons & patisseries that you’ve ever tasted.
The New Steine Bistro – New Steine
Boutique hotel just off St James St in Kemptown. A little bit away from the norm but a marvellous little find. The breakfast buffet at the New Steine has a selection of freshly baked croissants, delicious Danish pastries, fresh fruit, cereals, selection of cheeses and cold meats, and fruit juices. Not to be beaten, the hot menu has a selection of English, Vegetarian or Vegan options, with all produce locally sourced and supplied from Sussex farmers.
Al Duomo, Italian – Pavilion Buildings
Al Duomo is centrally positioned right next to the historic Royal Pavilion and it caters for the small and the intimate, while also having the capacity for the grand and the elaborate. Great for delicious mid morning pastries and a range of cakes served with real Italian coffee. A great place to watch the world go by for a late breakfast or brunch. Great value set menus available at lunchtime too. Find all the Al Duomo menus here.
Bills Brighton, North Road
This great venue started life in Lewes as a greengrocer in 1987 and now it is one of the most popular places for breakfast and lunches in Brighton. Tastefully presented in a courtyard type fashion, this venue serves a quality traditional cooked breakfast, bubble and squeak, fried eggs with ham and hollandaise, poached eggs and much more. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians. If you want somewhere nice and quiet then don’t go here. Breakfast Review.
Cafe Coho, Various locations
Amazing breakfasts and quality coffee – a real treat if you find yourself on Ship St, Queens Road or Brighton train station. Our favourite Coho venue for breakfast occupies a grade II listed building on Ship Street in the heart of the famous Brighton lane and two minutes walk from Brighton beach. Their breakfast menu includes favourites such as Eggs Benedict with Parma ham, pancakes and local free range poached eggs. A quality breakfast and very popular. (Photo: Cafe Coho)
Marwoods, Ship Street
Serving ‘kick arse coffee’ and ‘life changing cakes’. This venue is a real locals haunt and is very Brighton-esque. Try out their whacky breakfast dishes such as the Ken Dodd’s Dads dog dinner served from one of their coffee ninjas. Alternatively why not go for their hangover cure special which includes a breakfast burrito, scrambled egg, tomato and mushroom, finished off with gilled cheese and a bit of salsa. Oh and by the way – their cakes are life changing! Uber cool. A great find!
Infinity Foods Cafe, Gardener Street
Organic and a leading haven for vegetarians, gluten free and vegans. All breakfasts, and indeed all their menus are influenced by seasonal variety, combined with a few culinary traditions. Here you can eat in or take away and they have a great menu to choose from, even if you aren’t vegetarian. Here are just a few of their breakfast options: Veggie Bacon & Tofu Scramble on Toast, Mediterranean Medley, Small Infinity Breakfast, Herby Garlic Mushrooms & spinach on toast, Portobello & Polenta Scramble. Breakfast review
Billies, Hampton Place
Apparently smarter than your average café and serves a great quality breakfast. A very cosy family run cafe which is north of Western Road on the same stretch as the Hampton and Windmill pub. Good for people watching and the morning papers for a slow start to the day. Reasonable portions, handmade sausages, free-range eggs, fair-trade organic coffee & teas plus a wide range of vegetarian/vegan meals. Very popular among the local Hove crowd who don’t want to head into Brighton.
Kensingtons Cafe, Kensington Gardens
A real value for money breakfast and it doesn’t get more traditional or Brighton than this. This is how they describe themselves on their Facebook page: ‘Kensington’s in a very special little cafe in the North Laine of Brighton. Whether you’re looking for a gut busting breakfast, some tasty home made chilli, a bowl of cheesy chips or just a cup of tea, Kensington’s is the place to be. Comes with a warm friendly service with a huge blackboard of breakfast options to choose from.
Breakfasts and Brunches in Hove
V & H Café, Holland Road
Winners of the Best Breakfast award at the 2015 Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Awards, no wonder V & H serve their breakfasts past midday and well into the afternoon. This also means they can add things to our breakfast dishes that would otherwise be UNTHINKABLE, such as cheese or peppers. At V&H they bring all of these blends of comfort, tradition and innovation to the discerning brunch connoisseur. Breakfast & Brunch menu. Brunch review.
MARKET, Western Rd
Open every day, MARKET is situated along Western Road, ideal for popping in on your way into town or the beach. At weekends Brunch is served from 10am and, like their main menu, comprises some Spanish inspired dishes, such as the Spanish Breakfast Hash along with classics including the Market Big Breakfast, a selection of Benedicts and, for those with a sweet tooth, Pancakes with Banana, Sweet Pecan, Maple Syrup and Crispy Bacon. Recently being voted into the top 10 Best Brunch in the BRAVO Awards, your hangover will be in good hands at Market (and they make a cracking Bloody Mary too!). Brunch review
Cafe Malbec, Church Road
Café Malbec is an Argentinian deli based in Hove on the busy Church Road, it’s next door to it’s founders Latino America. Not only is Cafe Malbec great for a glass of South American wine but the Argentinian deli items are not to be missed, with the real-deal empanadas which come in delicious flavours such as chilli beef, chicken or cheese. They’re a perfect accompaniment with a coffee! If you’re in the mood for a good coffee, then Café Malbec has it too, serving the unique and delicious Illy Coffee.
Le Nantais Bistro – Church Road
Serving from 9am -2pm Monday to Saturday and until 1pm on Sunday this authentic French bistro offers far more than the Continental breakfast one might expect. The Full English sits alongside a ‘Full French’ – a sort of interpretation of the former. A vegetarian breakfast and several egg based classics are also available together with a build your own list covering everything from crepes to French black sausage and brioche to bubble and squeak.
SIX – Western Road
Breakfast is served from 9am – 1pm daily (until 2pm at weekends) and their bottomless prosecco brunch is extremely popular on a Saturday and Sunday! Expect treats such as avocado on sourdough with organic eggs and feta, waffles with banana and chocolate or a full English – organic of course!
Breakfasts and Brunches in Brighton Marina
The Cherry Tree, Marina
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 blessed 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. Brunch review
Chez Mal – Brighton Marina
From a traditional full English breakfast to simple poached eggs on toast, Chez Mal offer a range of a la Carte breakfast dishes made to order alongside a continental buffet for you to enjoy. All served with crisp toast and freshly brewed Lavazza coffee or your choice of tea. With a chilled fruit juice, reading the newspaper, over looking the Marina it truly is the perfect way to start your day.
Best Breakfasts & Brunches in Sussex
Here are our suggestions for where we would recommend for a good breakfast or brunch in Sussex.
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Limes of Lindfield, Lindfield
For breakfast, Limes offers something to satisfy everyone; from the classic Full English or Eggs Benedict to the indulgent Big Ben pancake tower with blueberries & maple syrup, the healthy homemade granola, yoghurt & fresh fruit or the vegetarian bubble & squeak, tomato & spinach fry-up. If your preference is for something simpler, then Limes offers teacakes, muffins and a delicious selection of homemade cakes. Just 35 minutes away from Brighton in picturesque Lindfield. Brunch review
Situated in the heart of Lewes, Italian restaurant Aqua offers fresh authentic Italian food at affordable prices, using only the best produce. Not only does Aqua serve an array of lunch and dinner dishes, there’s plenty of breakfast options available from 9am. Classics such as the Full English Breakfast, Eggs Benedict and Pancakes can be found on the breakfast menu. Also available is a selection of teas and Italian coffee to go with some homemade Italian cake if that takes your fancy!
The Glass House Restaurant, Albourne
Just 10 minutes outside Brighton, tucked away in the Sussex countryside you’ll discover The Glass House restaurant located at Wickwoods Country Hotel and Spa in Albourne. Breakfast options include Eggs Benedict, Eggs Royale, Full English Breakfast, Continental Breakfast and much more. Here is their full breakfast menu Available from 07.30 each morning. Breakfast is served in The Lounge, Sports Bar or on their terrace and decking area. A great option for a trip into the Sussex countryside.
The Talbot, Cuckfield
The Talbot sits in the heart of Cuckfield Village and serves a wonderful range of breakfast, lunch, bar and dinner menus as well as the traditional Sunday lunch. Here is their full breakfast menu. Options include a Full English, bacon and sausage butty and Eggs Benedict. Children and dog friendly. A great excuse to escape to the Sussex countryside and did you know the Talbot hosts the Cuckfield Food Market in their courtyard on a Saturday from 9.30. (Photo: The Talbot)