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.
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Best Breakfasts & Brunches in Brighton
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.
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. Moksha landed a Top 3 spot in the BRAVO 2018 ‘Best Brunch’ awards. Breakfast Review.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Wherever you are in Brighton chances are you’ll be near a good cup of coffee from the city’s most successful roasters, Small Batch Coffee. As of Summer 2019, Small Batch rolled out kitchens, starting in their Norfolk Square shop. These serve a fine selection of healthy and not-so-healthy brunches served daily until 4.00 pm. Lunches, with salads and sandwiches prepared in small batches to increase freshness and reduce waste, are also available.
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…
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. Review.
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.
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 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.
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.
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)
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!
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.
Breakfasts and Brunches in Hove
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…
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.
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
Featured in the Conde Nast traveller’s hot list, Drakes is a 4-star boutique townhouse with numerous awards. Breakfasts include a full range of cooked and continental style servings in stylish design-led surroundings, available for walk-in parties of up to 4 persons without a need to book. If you’re looking to impress with a business breakfast meeting, drakes can accommodate 6-12 guests with access to a private room, 7.30-10.30am weekdays, including a full cold buffet and bottomless tea and coffee. Turn brunch into a celebration with Drakes bottomless brunch at the weekend, served 12-2 with one to three-course options and unlimited Prosecco or Bloody Marys. Breakfast Review.
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. Brunch review
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.
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. Brunch review
From a traditional full English breakfast to simple poached eggs on toast, Chez Mal offers a range of a la carte breakfast dishes made to order alongside a continental buffet for you to enjoy. In addition to this Chez Mal has a two-hour bottomless brunch menu option with a selection of breakfast and lunch plates served alongside free flowing prosecco, Aperol Spritz or Heineken.
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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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.
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.
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.
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)