10 Best Places For Breakfast In Brighton & Hove
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Brighton & Hove has no shortage of eateries which serve up an excellent quality breakfasts that will set you up for the day. There are literally places on every corner, so it would take too long to write about every single place. We’ve (in my opinion) picked 10 of the best cafes at the moment which don’t disappoint (In no particular order). Some would be a special treat, not the kind of place to waste it with a hangover while others are suitable for every occasion. Whatever your taste, whatever your fancy you’ll be sure to find something to satisfy your appetite.
1. Bill’s - 100 North Road, Brighton
What better way to start your day than an award winning breakfast at Bill’s. With its rustic barn style interior, open kitchen, friendly staff and exceptional food, Bill’s is a real crowd pleaser. Although the tables are a little close together, the atmosphere is funky, warm and welcoming. Bill’s serves a mouth watering breakfast menu was named one of seven great places to have breakfast by The Guardian. From a bacon sandwich to a full English, with vegetarian and vegan options , it’s a real treat.
2. Seven Bees Cafe - Ship Street Gardens, Brighton
Hidden away with in the South Lanes down one of the back streets, this little cafe has been said to have one of the best full English breakfasts in Brighton. Although the menu is small, the food is cooked to a very high standard using locally sourced ingredients and served up in a friendly atmosphere. You are waited on and cook for by the same person, with everything is cooked to order, so it’s ideal if you want it your way. However, not ideal if you’re in a rush but the food is well worth the wait. Exceptional value for money and food that delivers!
3. Billie’s - Upper North Street, Brighton
Hidden away behind the main shopping area of Western Road, Billie’s say they have the best breakfast in Brighton and I tend to agree. This cosy, family run cafe serves up a fantastic breakfast menu with food that definitely does not disappoint. Using the very best locally source produce and serving healthy portions, it’s a great place to have a tasty, relaxed breakfast. Be warned, Billie’s does get very busy and spaces are limited, so you may have to wait but it is well worth it.
4. Patisserie Valerie - Western Road, Hove
Parisian chic, amazing coffee, exceptional ingredients and probably the finest pastries in Hove. Breakfast at Patisserie Valerie is a real treat, the service is great, attentive but unrushed and the quality of the food is exceptional. The breakfast menu is a little egg focused but they do have Continental alternatives and the Eggs Benedict are simply superb.
5. Mange Tout - Trafalgar Street, Brighton
Offering a French twist on the classic breakfast menu with signatures dishes such as an English breakfast but added some Gaelic flair, Mediterranean style breakfasts with haloumi and chorizo and orange pancakes with caramelised banana . The service here is excellent, friendly and unrushed and although not cheap the quality of the food is exceptional. Situated in the vibrant North Laines, it’s a great place to sit outside and soak up the atmosphere when the weather is nice or you fancy a change from the normal breakfast menu.
6. Coast2Coast - Brighton Marina
No one does breakfast like the Americans and this American style restaurant brings the good old USA to your plate. Good quality food is served with a smile in a restaurant with a real spirit and is guaranteed to lift your spirits. From the classic pancakes, bacon & maple syrup to a traditional full English, all bases are covered and with two breakfasts for only £10 - you can’t really go wrong!
7. Kensington Cafe - Kensignton Gardens, Brighton
Situated above the busy North Laines, while not quite a ‘greasy spoon’ the Kensington Cafe is a simple, no fuss breakfast. Almost a Brighton institution, the Kensington Cafe is very popular at the weekend and does get busy. Great value food, good service and the balcony area is an excellent place to have breakfast in when the weather is nice. They have a large menu which offers something for every taste, including vegetarian and vegan options.
8. Kemptown Deli - St Georges Road, Kemptown
Half Deli, half cafe, this is by far the most recommended place for breakfast in Kemptown. Kind of hidden due to the fact the exterior seems like a simple Deli, which of course it is. Inside there is a nice seating area where you can eat some real quality food. While unlike some of the others in this list, it might not be worth making a special trip to. If you are in the area, then you can be guaranteed some great food in a lovely atmosphere.
9. Rock Ola - Tidy Street, Brighton
If you are visiting Brighton, then breakfast at Rock Ola is highly recommended as the place itself is well worth a visit. Styled on the coffee bars/dinners of the 50’s & 60’s, the walls are donned with memorabilia and music from the era resonates from the jukebox. They also serve food as well and the breakfast menu features an array of English, American, Vegetarian and Vegan food which is great quality and reasonably priced. Order your food, pick a classic from the jukebox and eat in a time warp.
10. Ethel’s Kitchen - Blatchington Road, Hove
Named after grandma Ethel, this vintage style cafe serves simply outstanding food - truly home cooking at its best! There is always a warm, friendly welcome, the service is excellent and possibly the best sausages in Sussex. The menu is imaginative, meals are hearty and the flavours pack a real punch. Although Ethel’s is a little way out from central Brighton, it’s only in the centre of Hove and it’s well worth getting away from the hustle and bustle for this home cooked treat.
After enjoying your breakfast, why not take to the streets and enjoy some of the great things Brighton has to offer. Take a look at our Brighton blog for ideas on what to do.
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