The Best Coffee Shops And Tea Houses In Brighton, England

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Gwen Starkman

Brighton is a little piece of caffeine heaven, full of adorable coffee shops, kiosks, cafes, tea houses, and everything in between. Here are the 10 best coffee shops and tea houses in Brighton.

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The Lanes, Brighton, United Kingdom

That Little Tea Shop In The Lanes

True to its name, That Little Tea Shop In The Lanes is located in The Lanes and is the perfect stop on the way to do some sightseeing in Brighton. Blink and miss it, the shop is tiny but full of character. It has a vintage feel to it with its china saucers, classic tablecloths, and the servers even dress in old maid costumes. They serve great tea and coffee options and encourage visitors to sit and enjoy. Don’t forget to try their cakes and pastries that are freshly baked and affordably priced to boot.

Ground Coffee

When craving a great cup of coffee, Ground Coffee is the way to go. This locally owned coffee shop is a favourite among locals and has a loyal clientele. The folk here pride themselves on serving the best coffee in town and make sure the staff are exceptional at making every type of brew, from lattes to cappuccinos to Americano, and even Chai tea. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting and they even let dogs in, so bring the pooch along for the ride.

Cafe Marmalade

This stylish spot, once started as food truck, has grown into one of the best cafes in Brighton. Cafe Marmalade has a set breakfast menu, though their lunch choices are truly where they shine. They serve freshly made quiches, tarts and salads everyday, while the types of salads and quiches change all the time.

Cakes the Difference

Cakes the Difference is thought to be the best bakery in Brighton and has garnered a reputation mainly via word of mouth. Cakes is located a little bit away from the central downtown area but well worth the diversion. It is perfect for birthdays, anniversary parties and holiday get-togethers and there are plenty of delicious cakes to choose from. The breakfast and lunch menu are also top-notch, with an assortment of dishes. Oh, and the portions are big so bring your appetite.

Small Batch Coffee

This coffee shop is one of the only chain-style joints on this list, with four in Brighton and eight in the country overall. Don’t go worrying that Small Batch Coffee is a soulless corporate enterprise though; it holds the same values of bean-loving and brew-loving in each of its small shops. They use freshly ground fair trade coffee beans everyday to ensure the best tasting coffees. They don’t just sell the typical latte, cappuccino and Americano, but also serve speciality drinks.

Leman Tea Room

Afternoon tea

Right off the main pier, this adorable tea room is one of the best in Brighton. Located in Kemptown, Leman Tea Room is a great little find. It is a family establishment and the owners are invariably there for a friendly chat and chin-wag South England style. They serve tea in adorable china that adds to the charming atmosphere. As well as delectable sandwiches and salads, there are plenty of choices for lunch too.

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