Cafe Plenty Brighton (NOW Closed)
Located just behind Brighton’s North Laine and London Road areas, Cafe Plenty Brighton (headed by the well-loved Mitch) is set within the grounds of the iconic 1960s commercial block on Circus Parade.
Preston Circus Regeneration
After an extensive regeneration programme this nook just off Preston Circus offers an exciting escape from the inner-city bustle for people to enjoy breads baked fresh on site, cakes and lovingly prepared food and drinks – all using locally sourced ingredients, by expert chefs and baristas.
Let’s talk coffee at Cafe Plenty
Partnering with Brighton coffee specialists, Coffee @ 33, and after months of trialling different origins and flavours Cafe Plenty Brighton eventually settled on and are very proud to offer customers what they believe to be the perfect blend using a combination of Brazilian and Sumatran beans. Whether it’s an Americano, espresso or a cappuccino they’re making, you can be sure of one thing; you won’t be left dissatisfied after your cup.
Bake – the micro bakery
All dishes that include breads of any kind will use lovingly hand crafted breads, freshly baked in house and hot from the oven that same day, by Mitch who is the head baker and chef of Plenty. Occasionally there will be guest bakers on site to throw some variety into the mix. You’ll see a selection of breads such as sourdough, rye, wholegrain and farmhouse alongside delicious pastries and sausage rolls.
Investing in local suppliers
Plenty source their food from local farms, producers and suppliers, as they believe in supporting and investing in their neighbours as much as possible.
Freshly cut sandwiches, pastries and cakes will be made in their micro-bakery, and the menu will also feature a great selection of dishes inspired by Mitch’s travels and created with a balance of nutrition, flavour and affordability.
Who better to sum it up than the main man, Mitch.
Someone always knows someone that can help achieve a goal, deliver a positive outcome or help with a project. It’s the way we roll in Brighton. And I’ve completely lucked out. We should look out for each other at the end of the day. That’s what sustainability within a community is and should be. It’s been an amazing culinary journey across Sussex and the south coast, to work with some real food heroes.
A smashing cuppa
Mitch loves tea, so teaming up with the wonderful Brighton based tea and honey company, Chi was a no-brainer. Expect over twenty different types of fresh and loose leaf teas on offer everyday. You might even spot some familiar names on the tea menu such as The Earl of Brunswick, Pavilion Gardens, Sussex Breakfast and Indian Summer, and some more exotic names and flavours such as Golden Yunnan, Sweet Turkish Apple and White Cumin.
An evolving space
Working with local businesses doesn’t end with food and drink, Mitch has big plans to use the Cafe as a venue for Brighton Festival activities, creative workshops, and local musicians and artists. The high ceilings and spacious area provides the perfect acoustics for live music so keep an eye on their social media for what’s coming up…
The cafe also has it’s own private meeting room that seats six comfortably and has room for a projector. This space is £25 to rent – just give them a call to book it beforehand!
*Credit for photos – Nick Harvey and Lyssa Rutherford