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), whilst also allowing for socially acceptable drinking before lunchtime.
Generally served from anywhere between 11am to 3pm, brunch is adaptable to a good many types of occasion from the late start necessity to the celebratory.
Brunch on the beach
Clear the cobwebs from the night before with brunch on the beach. Crips early(ish) starts combine wonderfully with hot coffee and gooey eggs while watching the seafront come alive. Top brunch choices include the new Flour Pot Kitchen, West Beach Bar and Kitchen and Lucky Beach. For more seafront eating check out our Brighton Beach page.
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 Small Batch Coffee, 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.
Many places serve alcohol with brunch, but the bottomless is free-flowing and included in the price, usually for a set time period. Try Chez Mal at Malmaison for free-flowing prosecco and Marina views. Try Red Roaster on St James’ street for some classy early drinking in the bohemian heart of the city. Brunch and croon at Lucky Voice for bottomless brunch paired with a little unashamed karaoke! Head to our Bottomless Brunch page for more suggestions.
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 tumms 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. The Coal Shed offer a super fun and unique ‘Surf ‘n’ Turf’ brunch on Saturday’s 11am-4pm, and The New Club has the gritty urban feel of a NY diner and attracts an eclectic, cool crowd.
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 to help you choose. For something a little quirky try a vegan Brunch Pizza from Cosmi Pizza at The West Hill, and the fresh locally sourced vegetarian brunch from the lively Mange Tout is a great set up for starting a day in the North Laine.
For something fancy, The Grand serves brunch on its opulent terrace for guests and non-guests alike. The Victorian splendour of the Metropole Bar in the Hilton Metropole Hotel is another fine setting, also with a bottomless brunch offering. The bastion of classic style and taste in the city has to be The Restaurant at Drakes, whose bottomless lunch offering promises a dining experience to remember.
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