The best of Brighton’s... coffee shops

 
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“As a city, Brighton apparently consumes more coffee per head than anywhere else in the UK. So, it’s no surprise there are an abundance of quirky, independent places to try.”


To celebrate our new Brighton home in Platf9rm - a second office for William Murray PR and Marketing - our resident South Coaster Fiona takes a look at the some of the best foodie spots the city has to offer. This week... coffee shops.

As a city, Brighton apparently consumes more coffee per head than anywhere else in the UK. So, it’s no surprise there are an abundance of quirky, independent places to try. Here are a few of our faves not to miss if you’re in town.

Pelicano 

Take a break from shopping in Brighton’s colourful North Laine at Pelicano – a stripped back space where you can enjoy their house roasted Smoky Bird Espresso and some of the most beautiful cakes in the city. Bag the table upstairs by the window and watch the weird and wonderful world of Brighton unfold below you. There’s now a second site in city centre park The Level - perfect for post walk refuelling. 

Top tip: Check out the funky branding on the coffee bags and takeaway cups

Small Batch

Small Batch opened in Hove in 2006 and has since taken the city by storm. There are now seven coffee shops and two carts to choose from, where you’ll find expertly made coffee and some of the friendliest service in town. And the settings are as on point as the coffee. Check out Portslade’s Art and Believe graffiti, or enjoy your flat white in one of two grand old banks: Seven Dials or Norfolk Square.

 Flour Pot

Flour Pot has quickly won the hearts of Brighton and Hove thanks to its winning bread and damn good coffee. There are seven shops across the city, but if you can, take a look at the newest addition on Portland Road where strong coffee and beautiful bakery meet an Insta-worthy interior thanks to a collab with Gunn’s Florist. 

Top tip: Look out for donut Fridays. 😍🍩 

Pharmacie

Tucked away down a cobbled backstreet a few minutes walk from Hove station, Pharmacie is a roaster first, coffee shop second. But pop down on a Saturday and you can enjoy a range of single origin, hand brewed filter coffees and espresso-based drinks from beans roasted on site. 

Top tip: Keep your eyes peeled for veggie/ vegan pop ups. Last weekend A Tribe Called Veg.  

 
Fiona Hamilton