Brighton Brunch Roundup

For a city as social and foodie as Brighton, brunch is the perfect weekend meal (other than a roast). As a meal, it fulfils a social function that breakfast seems incapable of (no talking before coffee please), while also allowing for socially acceptable drinking before lunchtime.

Generally served from anywhere between 11 am to 3 pm, brunch is adaptable to a good many types of occasion from the late start necessity to the celebratory.

The Time Of The Bottomless brunch

Bottomless brunch is taking Brighton by storm with more and more top quality venues delivering a decadent mix of tasty bites and free-flowing wine, beer or even cocktails. Bottomless brunch is all about kicking back and enjoying your allocated time (normally an hour and a half to two hours), either as part of a celebration or just a good excuse for a catch-up. These venues emphasise quality food and drinks over raucous overindulgence.

Never fear a brunch fail again with the BRAVO top 20 brunches. These are the hashes, eggs, pancakes and Full Englishes that won your praise. As Brighton’s only entirely publicly generated food and drink award these are the brunches that get the stamp of approval from the people that matter most.

See the best brunch winners from this year’s BRAVOs

Flour Pot bakery Brighton Beach. breakfast Brighton. Brighton Restaurant Awards

Brunch on the beach

Clear the cobwebs from the night before with brunch on the beach. Crisp early(ish) starts combine wonderfully with hot coffee and gooey eggs while watching the seafront come alive. Top brunch choices include The New ClubWest Beach Bar and Kitchen and Lucky Beach. For more seafront eating check out our Brighton Beach page.

Breakfast Brighton at Small Batch Coffee Norforlk Square

Brunch with a punch

“Black gold”, “go faster fuel”, “Joe”, coffee goes by many names and for many in Brighton, brunch with an inferior bean is the stuff of pure rage. We recommend local roasters Trading Post Coffee and Red Roaster both of which have ample bunch options to accompany a cup that will keep you happy. Here’s our pick of the best coffee shops in town.

Food at Starfish and Coffee Brighton. breakfast Brighton. Brighton Restaurant Awards

Family Feed

For a good family feed, perhaps as part of your day out, plenty of venues serve good quality child approved food. Best for brunch in young tumm’s however is BRAVO 2019 ‘Best Cafe Culture’ winner Starfish & Coffee and Bravo Best Brunch Winer Cafe Moksha both have brunch menus that are popular with all ages. Head over to Hove for family-friendly and delightfully homemade dining at V and H Cafe.

Brunch with your bunch

Where to go for the social vibe, where brunch is the meal that facilitates gossip or lines the stomach for the big weekend? Kooks in the heart of the North Laine is a great muso, arty spot embodying the cafe culture of Melbourne. Mange Tout at the Northern-most end of the North Laine seems psychologically a good place to start your day in Brighton, and happily offers excellent social vibes and top quality brunch. The Coppa Club in Brighton Square is a spacious and stylish brunch destination, even more so if you can bag one of their igloos for your crew.

Breakfast at Grow 40

Plant-based brunch

Most venues wanting to survive in Brighton will need at least one very strong vegan option, some better than others, we’ve put together a selection of the best plant-based brunches in Brighton to help you choose.