Staff Pick: Best Cafes in Brighton


As the summer winds down, we’ve all started dreaming of cosy coffee shops to warm up in on our days off. There are so many lovely cafes in Brighton, it can be difficult to know where to start. Luckily, we’ve compiled a handy list of our favourite local places to catch up over some caffeine.  

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The Flour Pot Bakery

Wherever you are in Brighton, you’re never far from a Flour Pot Bakery. This is greats news: their coffee is top notch every time, and they provide yummy treats to match (including vegan ones). Every Wednesday, they sell amazing pizza dough for you to take home and make your very own Italian experience, but you might have to fight us off for the last piece! 

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Bond St. Coffee 

This lot make their coffee from beans all over the world, which they trade ethically. The beans are then roasted locally in Horsham. We love that the baristas offer customers a choice between just two carefully chosen single-origin beans. These choices change quite often, to highlight new flavours and keep it fresh. As if this wasn’t all enough, their cafe is furnished with plenty of comfy seats, perfect for whiling away those rainy Autumn afternoons. 

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Small Batch 

With nine lovely locations to help you get your coffee fix around the Brighton area, Small Batch have firmly established themselves as a staple of Brighton’s coffee scene. Their Jubilee Street cafe is an ideal place to lose a few hours people-watching. We also love their coffee cart at Brighton station. It tempts us every time, and not just for the coffee - the staff there are genuinely keen to chat away, which we can definitely get on board with (excuse the train pun). 

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A genuine jewel in the crown of the North Laines! Dexter’s has a super exciting menu that changes to celebrate seasonal ingredients, and they’re always trying new things. They welcome vegans with plenty of tasty goodies, and serve it all in a welcoming cafe with beautiful flowers and modern decor. 

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Marwood Bar & Coffeehouse

Voted #1 Most Brighton venue for its interior, this place boasts the quirkiest decor in town. Tucked away on Ship St, they’re worth keeping an eye out for: as well as great coffee and goodies, they host events such as life drawing and turn into a fun bar in the evenings!