Packed with sports facilities, playgrounds, cafes, bars and restaurants, Brighton‘s seafront has everything you could expect from a seaside resort. Locals and tourists have, for many years, highly valued the long beach which remains vibrant and busy during the whole year. From old establishments to newly arrived modern spaces, the promenade hosts a number of excellent spots for brunch lovers. Below is a list of some of the best late breakfast spots in this popular seaside town.
In the heart of Brighton’s narrow lanes, the Coach House is one of Brighton’s hidden secrets. The interior is warm and cosy, due to the fireplace, and the exterior appears to be very green with a fresh and organic appearance due to the garden and courtyard. Brunch at Coach House is a full British experience with a platter of bacon, sausages, egg, tomatoes, beans, and mushrooms all served with toasted bread and fresh tea. Vegetarian customers have also been taken into consideration with delicious ratatouille available on the menu.
Established by Euan Sey, a former food critic, and Kanthi Kiran Thamma, chef at award-winning Indian restaurants, the Curry Leaf Café has all the essential tools for success. Named by the Guardian newspaper as one of the top places to drink at, this cafe and bar-restaurant is relatively new on the scene and opened its doors to introduce new meanings to spicy food lovers with South Indian dishes and street food options. Every Sunday morning they offer a ‘Full Indian’ vegetarian, or not spiced, brunch with the likes of a British fry-up, spiced scrambled eggs, chili mushrooms and teen bean masala.
In a contemporary space, The Crêperie offers an alternative brunch experience on Ship Street in the Lanes. Since March 2014, this British and French fusion cafe has been offering a wide range of sweet crêpes, waffles and muffins for breakfast. Cold wraps and salad options are also available for non-sweet lovers. The Crêperie is also open for dinner every Wednesday to Saturday.
Smokeys serves American-style cuisine by Brighton’s seafront with Texas and Californian music playlists to recreate a classic American vibe. This restaurant offers a wide range of brunch platters with the options of English breakfasts (meat, vegetarian and vegan), eggs Benedict, and many different sandwich alternatives. From brunch to dinner dishes, everything comes in generous portions; their most famous and recommended option is the blueberry American pancakes with maple syrup.
Located at the end of the Lanes, there’s some narrow alleyways that have an abundant amount of small shops. Ohso Social offers a well-placed terrace, which is heated during cold days. The spot is quite busy and so is this combination of cafe and restaurant; outdoor seating gives visitors a lovely sea view of Brighton’s pier – the famous landscape of the city. During the daytime, it is usually an attractive stop for families, while at night it transforms into a lively bar, which attracts a young audience. Brunch in Ohso Social includes a variety of egg dishes, the full English breakfast (meat and vegetarian) and some cake options.
Decorated as an operatic theatre auditorium with red drapers and gold interior balconies, Little Bay gives off a regal feeling. Just two steps away from where the waves break, this restaurant offers a selection of continental and English breakfast items at their low-budget buffet, which is available from seven to 11am . Sausages, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, croissant, toasted bread, different kinds of cereals, a range of jams and fresh fruits are available every morning.
As one of the oldest establishments in Brighton, Terre à Terre has been an elegant haven for vegetarians in the Lanes of Brighton for more than 20 years. Being widely recognised for their quality of service, sustainable and ethical choices, each year they add one more award to their already long list. Every morning from 10am, Terre à Terre offers an extensive choice of both sweet and savoury dishes accompanied with organic coffee and tea.
In the heart of Kemp Town and just a few steps away from the seaside, Morris & Jacques is the secure option for a Saturday morning brunch with friends. The sunlit south garden and the cosy interior, filled with jars of local Sussex jams and olives, Nutbourne chutneys and Hartington honey, is what makes this cafe feel homely. The breakfast and brunch menu includes their special M&J’s option (both meat and vegetarian) and also egg plates, muesli with Greek yogurt and different kinds of omelettes.
Lucky Beach Café meets the standards of a modern cafe and a brunch spot highly needed at Brighton’s seafront. Located in one of the old fisherman’s arches, Lucky Beach has a hip identity, defined by its staff members, the customers it attracts and the high quality dishes it offers. The brunch menu includes all kinds of options that can be desired, from egg plates to brioche, a full English breakfast and granola dishes. Booking a table in advance may be essential since the place is usually quite busy.
A friendly spot for families and kids, Bucket & Spade Café is located just next to the children’s playground and paddling pool at Brighton’s seaside. Overlooking the beach, this small colourful cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with reasonable prices. Brunch includes different kinds of sandwiches and the full English breakfast platters consist of smoked bacon, Cumberland sausages, fried eggs, a garlic and rosemary roasted tomato, hash browns, baked beans, fried mushrooms, and toast. Vegetarian options and a kids menu is also available.