Whether you’re a night owl, on the hunt for something tasty to wake you up in the morning, or an early bird excited to start a new day with some great grub, there’s plenty to choose from in Brighton’s breakfast scene.
Check out our list of the top ten places to grab some brekky in the city.
LangeLee’s serves a great selection of breakfast, including porridge served with fresh fruit and honey (£3.50), muesli served with fresh fruit, natural yoghurt and honey (£3.50) and a stack of homemade pancakes topped with fresh fruit and maple syrup (£5). Breakfasts we recommend include the Brighton (£5.50) – Cumberland sausage, has brown, grilled tomato, garlic sautéed mushrooms, baked beans, spinach and granary toast – and the Langlee’s (£5.50) – farmhouse sausage, smoked streaky bacon, hash brown, garlic sautéed mushrooms, baked beans, fried/poached egg and granary toast.
30 York Place, BN1 4GU, 01273 684840, langelees.com
Blackbird Tea Rooms
One of chef Django's specials today- Scottish Highland smoked salmon & sourdough bread. Delicious! pic.twitter.com/poNvb5M8pq
— Blackbird Tea Rooms (@blackbirdwitter) August 17, 2014
Blackbird Tea Rooms is a delight to visit, and serves a cracking breakfast. They’re also currently offering a super breakfast deal, where from Monday to Friday, all breakfasts are half price until 11am, along with a free cup of tea or coffee. The Blackbird Rarebit – Welsh rarebit with Portobello mushrooms and soft duck egg (£7.90) – and the smashed avocado with feta and poached egg on sourdough toast (£7.80) – are absolute must-try breakfasts in Brighton.
30 Ship Street, BN1 1AD, 01273 249454, blackbirdtearooms.com
— Joe's Cafe (@Joesbrighton) February 20, 2016
Joe’s is known for its extensive and delicious breakfast menu, particularly the Breakfast Hashes including the Meaty Hangover Hash, Jane’s Spanish Hash, the Veggie or Vegan Hash – or if you’re up for it, try your hand at the Hashegeddon (£9.50) – sausage, bacon, black pudding, mushroom, onion, tomato, a side of beans, two fried eggs, cheese and chives. Joe’s also serves full English breakfasts, veggie breakfasts, scrambled eggs on toast, poached eggs on toast, house made waffles, smoothies.
24 Upper Hamilton Road, BN1 5DF, 01273 503917, joescafebrighton.com
Café Coho has two locations in Brighton – one up near the train station on Queens Road, and the other near the Lanes on Ship Street. Breakfast is available all day from this café, with something for everyone. You’ll find the usual suspects – Eggs Benedict (£8.50), pancake selections (£8.50), bacon sandwich (£6.90), muesli with Greek yoghurt (£5.25), and toasted sourdough (£2.75) – although with some more adventurous breakfast options. Try the poached eggs with chorizo, guacamole and organic pea shoots on toasted sourdough (£9.50), or the pan-fried halloumi on toasted sourdough with sun-blushed tomatoes, baby spinach and mixed seeds (£8.75).
53 Ship Street BN1 1AF, 01273 74777, 83 Queens Road, BN1 3XE, 01273 719126, cafecoho.co.uk
— Mange tout bistro (@mangetoutbistro) January 13, 2016
Mange Tout serves breakfast until 3pm every day, with favourites including the croissant au jambon (£5) – ham, emmenthal cheese and a béchamel croissant. If you’re looking for something a little sweeter, give the croissant and tartine et confiture (£2.50) – artisan croissant or organic toast served with seasonal jam or chocolate sauce – a try.
81 Trafalgar Street, BN1 4EB, 01273 607270, mangetoutbrighton.co.uk
The Breakfast Club
Unsuprisingly, The Breakfast Club has an impressive breakfast menu, and have even been thoughtful enough to offer a ‘Late Late Breakfast’ menu for those of us on a different schedule. This menu, which is served 12pm till close Monday to Friday and 5pm till close Saturday and Sunday, includes the All-American (£11), the Veggie All-American (£10), the Late Late Breakfast (£9), Eggs Benedict (£9), Eggs Florentine (8.50), pancakes and bacon with maple syrup (£9) and pancakes and berries with maple syrup and vanilla cream (£9) – because it’s always breakfast time somewhere in the world.
16-17 Market Street, BN1 1HH, 01273 947080, thebreakfastclubcafes.com/locations/brighton
Little Miss Piggies Café
Our Breakfast Challenge is back on the menu. Eat it all by yourself and get a free sausage, bacon and hash brown. pic.twitter.com/sCTLPpOxnl
— Little Miss Piggies (@PiggiesMiss) February 18, 2016
If you’re particular about your breakfast, or just fancy getting creative with the most important meal of the day, then head over to Little Miss Piggies, where you can build your own breakfast from the menu. They’ve also got all the classic – English breakfast (£3.95), a low fat breakfast of banana, Greek yoghurt, granola and honey (£3.95), the Hangover Breakfast (£8.95) – in addition to The Breakfast Challenge (£9.75). This includes three of each of the following: bacon, sausage, fried eggs, hash browns, as well as a double portion of baked beans.
85 St James’s Street, BN2 1TP, 01273 69029, littlemisspiggies.co.uk
— The Creperie (@TheCreperieBTN) February 21, 2016
Fancy something to satisfy your morning sweet tooth? Head over to The Creperie on Ship Street and try one of their sweet crepes or waffles. Nutty Ella, Chocolate Dream, Going Bananas, Fruity Treat, Strawberries and Cream, Black Forest, Grand Marnier – there’s plenty to choose from to tickle your taste buds here. The Creperie also has a great menu of hot savoury galettes that are worth checking out.
2 Ship Street, 01273 323830, thecreperiebrighton.com
The Lanes Coffee House
Served all day, breakfast at The Lanes Coffee House is a real treat. Particularly tasty is the two fried eggs with gammon ham on toasted sourdough (£5.95), as well as the hot smoked bacon and sliced avocado on toasted artisan bread with cherry tomatoes (£7.95). They also serve pancakes layered with bacon and drizzled with maple syrup (£5.95), and bacon bacon or sausage sandwich on sourdough bread (£3.95).
59D Ship Street, BN1 1AE, 01273 748222, thelanescoffeehouse.com
On the hunt for the best vegan breakfast in Brighton? Make sure you stop at Vbites on East Street and give the sausage sandwich (£4.25) a try – Lincolnshire style sausages in toasted fresh bloomer bread with ketchup or brown sauce. If you’re looking for something a bit different, try the tarragon mushrooms, hummus and spinach on toast (£5.95), which is mushrooms in tarragon and cracked peppercorn spread served with hummus and spinach on toast.
14 East Street, BN1 1H, 01273 747371, vbites.com
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