BRAVO award winners for

Brighton Cafe

Best Brighton cafe 2024

Throw a stone anywhere in the city and you’re likely to hit a great cafe but what makes it the best cafe, Brighton? Even with that question in your heads, there are just so many great cafes in the city we reckon you may have struggled to choose a favourite but choose you did..

With the South Coast sunshine on our side, Brighton has wholly embraced European-style cafe culture. Brighton is one of the most ‘hipster’ cities in the world, evidenced by our love for independent coffee shops and the fact that Britonians spend more per capita on coffee than anyone else in the UK. Our Top 20 BRAVO winners in the Best Cafe category include places known for their delicious cakes, bountiful brunches, tasty lunches, loaded sandwiches, elegant afternoon teas and friendly teams as well as some seriously good coffee… 

And the BRAVO for Best Cafe goes to – Starfish and Coffee. Huge congratulations to the team.

First place

From its lofty Queens Park perch, Starfish and Coffee rules the BRAVO Best Cafe roost. A total BRAVO legend, Starfish and Coffee is known for its sumptuous seasonal brunches. Loved in its neighbourhood, its excellent reputation also attracts cafe lovers from around the city and beyond. In fact, for a slice of Starfish pie, intrepid fans are willing to brave the ear-popping heights of ‘Muesli Mountain’ to #BrunchLikeABoss. The chef is classically trained, the coffee is faultless, the pastries are fresh, the produce is local and, to top it off, the welcome is as warm as the sun streaming in through the windows. Winner. 

Starfish and Coffee has also placed in the Best Brunch and Best Team categories.

Second place

From several lovely locations across Brighton, Hove and Worthing, ever popular Flour Pot Bakery serves a range of delicious bread, pastries and sandwiches. Its artisan baked goods are handmade by Flour Pot right here in Brighton by people with real skill and passion which elevates the offer of these award-winning cafes to something very special. The delicious coffee is also roasted in Brighton by Flour Pot’s sister company, The Milk Shed Coffee Roasters which responsibly sources all its beans. A helpful, friendly team seals the deal. 

The Flour Pot Bakery (all venues) has also placed in the Best For The Family and Best Team categories. 

Third place

Oeuf Cafe Hove is as pretty as a picture with its beautiful entrance way on Third Avenue. Known for the quality of its luxurious brunches and pastel-Parisian interiors, Oeuf has devoted a whole section of the menu to perfect poached eggs served on fresh sourdough and loaded with delicious toppings. Then there are Oeuf’s signature FrumpetsTM (French toast crumpets – I mean!!) plus classic brunch dishes, stacks of syrupy pancake and waffles, bowls of warming porridge (if you’re feeling virtuous) or even straight up bacon sarnies. The main dining room is divine but there is also a gorgeous alfresco dining space from which to enjoy your local coffee, artisan tea or, if you’re in the mood, a cocktail on a sunny day. Dreamy!

Oeuf has also placed in the Best Brunch, Most Sustainable and Best Team categories.

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Based on a public vote in the BRAVO awards in 2023 Oeuf cafe in Hove is the public choice for best cafe in Brighton and Hove. Other cafe options can be discovered here:

Brighton is a hotspot for great coffee roasters and cool coffee shops and did you know Brighton consumes the most coffee per head in the UK? Reputable coffee can be found at Redroaster, Trading Post Coffee, White Cloud Coffee and Starfish and Coffee.