- United Kingdom
- Sophia Karner
As one of the UK’s main tourist spots in both summer and winter, Brighton has a fantastic range of late breakfast and brunch spots to offer. From classic English breakfast cafés to an American-inspired diner, and places introducing new culinary cultures with Cypriot and South African breakfasts – Brighton offers a great variety from which to take your pick.
The New Club
The New Club is a trendy new coffee house located right at the seafront in Brighton that serves modern American cuisine. The venue features a hip diner style, attracting a predominantly young crowd. The New Club’s owners, who traveled extensively throughout the US before opening this restaurant, have successfully created an authentic American feel in their establishment. The brunch menu includes a classic English breakfast option, but also an inventive Mexican egg dish with a spicy chilli tomato sauce and pepper salsa for the more adventurous breakfast types. In addition to their classic breakfast options, the New Club serves a great selection of bagels. They also exclusively use organic eggs and are happy to prepare vegan options upon request.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-3.30pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm
King’s Rd, Brighton, East Sussex, UK, +44 1273 730 320
LangeLee’s was created with the aim of offering homemade, high-quality food at reasonable prices in a relaxed and homely atmosphere. The independent breakfast place has a varied breakfast menu, with everything from French toast, pancakes and eggs benedict to a full English breakfast. To add a unique twist, LangeLee’s also offers an authentic South African breakfast option alongside the classic breakfast choices. All the ingredients used in the restaurant are of the best quality – organic and, if possible, locally produced. When it gets warm, guests are invited to enjoy their breakfasts al fresco in the restaurant’s back garden.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm
30 York Place, Brighton, East Sussex, UK, +44 1273 684 840
The independent French breakfast café, Mange Tout, is open for both breakfast and lunch every day of the week. Mange Tout strongly believe in using fresh and sustainable ingredients that are locally produced in Sussex, and they even serve their own coffee blend of five different ethically sourced beans, roasted in the area. Following the tradition of French cafés, Mange Tout serves delicious sweet and savoury croissants accompanied by the exclusive coffee. Their dedication to sustainability and outstanding quality of their products, as well as the attentive service, have helped develop Mange Tout into one of the prime breakfast spots in all of Brighton.
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thu-Sat 10am-10pm & Sun 10am-5pm
81 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, UK, +44 1273 607 270
Silo Brighton stands out amongst other breakfast haunts for many reasons. First of all, Silo does not only use sustainability as a buzz word; they are truly dedicated. Everything at Silo is made, baked and brewed in-house with products sourced directly from local farmers. Silo mills their own flour, churns their butter, bakes their bread and even produces their own yoghurt. Silo is not only completely organic, but also operates waste-free using reusable delivery vessels and a compost machine – another unique feature. The menu is classic with the Silo breakfast, a version of a traditional English breakfast, porridge and pastries coming directly from the cafe’s own bakery.
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 8.30am-5pm, Thu-Sat 8.30am-8.30pm, Sun 10am-5pm
39 Upper Gardner Street, Brighton, UK, +44 1273 674 259
Morris and Jacques
Morris and Jacques offers a relaxed cafe atmosphere and specialises in exquisite coffee, classic breakfast options, and sandwiches, as well as homemade cakes. Their breakfast menu, available daily until 3pm, ranges from egg-based dishes, such as eggs royale and omelettes, to the comprehensive M&J’s breakfast with butchers’ sausages, bacon, black pudding and fried eggs. The signature M&J’s breakfast is also available in a vegetarian option that comes with bubble and squeak patty and halloumi. Morris and Jacques also has a beautiful garden at the back of the café where guests are invited to enjoy their delicious breakfasts during the warmer months.
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 8.30am-4.30pm, Fri-Sat 8.30am-7pm, Sun 9am-4pm
100 St. James’s Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 1TP, +44 1273 606 030
Diva Espresso & Sandwich Bar, located in the heart of Kemptown, has a lot more to offer than just excellent coffee. The great selection of breakfast and lunch items changes seasonally and is served all day. Diva’s seasonal menu includes freshly pressed fruit smoothies and a wide range of bagels, sandwiches and wraps. The traditional home-cooked Cypriot breakfast, served with either halloumi or sucuk (a spicy beef sausage) gives the menu a distinct touch. Dedication to gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options for its customers make Diva a very coveted breakfast spot. Diva is also passionate about supporting local producers and businesses, which is why their products are bought locally whenever possible.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8am-6pm
94 St James Street, Brighton, East Sussex, UK, +44 1273 660 825
The Crêperie, just off Brighton’s seafront, offers classic French cuisine combined with local British produce in a contemporary location. Traditionally, the Crêperie serves freshly prepared sweet crêpes and waffles, ranging from the Chocolate Dream and the Fruity Treat to Waffle On A Stick as takeaway options. Guests also have the option to customise their own crêpes with the wide range of toppings available. Until 11am, the Crêperie also offers classic breakfast options, including continental breakfast with butter croissants, an American breakfast with muffins, and the famous breakfast crêpe, which is a great alternative to the traditional bacon and eggs. The menu, which is further complemented with wraps and salads, definitely offers something for everyone.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-6pm, Fri 12pm-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm
2 Ship Street, Brighton, UK, +44 1273 323 830
Moskha Caffé is a family-run café, opened with the aim of providing a zen-like atmosphere for its customers; following the tradition of its name, which refers to the liberation of the spirit in Sanskrit. Liberation, total satisfaction and peace form the three pillars of Moskha Caffé. The local café serves a high-quality variety of breakfast choices, including classics such as homemade granola and American-style blueberry pancakes. However, Moskha Caffé does venture above classic breakfast options, with its inventive Huevos Rancheros breakfast, consisting of a crisp tortilla base with chorizo, black beans, sweetcorn and chipotle sauce topped with fried eggs and avocado salsa. They have a good range of egg choices and vegetarian dishes that can also be prepared vegan if requested.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am-7pm
4-5 York Place, Brighton, East Sussex, UK, +44 1273 248 890
Billies is another cosy family-run business that believes in creating a home away from home for its customers. Breakfast at Billies is served all day and comes in very generous portions, with quick and extraordinarily attentive service. Billies’ menu is extensive and includes local handmade sausages, free-range eggs and fair-trade organic coffee. The All Day Jumbo Meat Breakfast and its vegetarian counterpart, as well as the cafe’s signature dish – the famous hash browns – are always prepared fresh and come with a wide choice of toppings. From the Farmhouse hash to Mexican-inspired avocado and bacon as well as Ranchero – the hash dishes are a must for everyone.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 9am-4pm
34 Hampton Place, Brighton, UK, +44 1273 774386
Infinity Foods Kitchen
Infinity Foods Kitchen is a lovely organic, vegetarian and vegan-based café on Gardner Street that strongly upholds its belief in natural, locally sourced and organic ingredients. The restaurant’s whole menu is vegetarian and changes seasonally. The inventive creation of the Infinity Full Breakfast, which includes vegetarian sausages, vegetarian bacon, cubed polenta, garlic mushrooms and spinach is a welcome change from classic breakfast options. This tendency is also visible in the rest of the menu, which relies on dishes with unusual ingredients, such as the portobello and polenta scramble or tofu scramble on toast. For vegetarians, vegans and meat-lovers alike, Infinity Foods Kitchen is the definite proof that no meat is needed for an extraordinary breakfast experience.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
50 Gardner Street, North Laines, Brighton, UK, +44 1273 670 743