The Best Places For Brunch Or Breakfast In Brighton

If the answer to the question "how do you like your eggs in the morning?" is "with a smile" - then you're in luck down by the seaside. Brighton's breakfast scene is booming and there are plenty of places to eat and get your day off to a great start. So in no particular order, here's where to have the most important meal of the day in Brighton.

Map of Brighton breakfast places

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This independent breakfast place has an extensive morning menu, with everything from French Toast to eggs every which way. When it's warm, take your breakfast alfresco in the back courtyard. Website and Twitter

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Good for: International breakfasts - they have English, South African and American-style "fry-ups" Getting there: 30 York Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GUOpening hours: Mon-Fri: 8am to 4pm, Sat-Sun: 9am to 4pm

Breakfast at Joe's Cafe

Joe's Cafe

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This independent cafe is a huge hit with the locals thanks to the organic produce and friendly "nothing's too much" service. If you're after a hangover cure, don't look much further than the spicy Spanish Hash.

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Good for: The locally sourced sausages, eggs, bacon and black pudding that goes into their version of the full English Getting there: 24 Upper Hamilton Road, Brighton, BN1 5DFOpening hours: Tue-Thur: 8am to 3pm, Fri: 8am to 4pm, Sat: 9am to 3pm, Sun: 10am to 2pm

Have a hash at Joe's Cafe

Little Miss Piggies

Little Miss Piggies

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This family-run business will evoke memories of your mum feeding you - and as they cook the food to order there is no fuss in swapping in and out your favourites. The prices are kept to a minimum without scrimping on the quality, and whether you choose to eat in with The Hangover Breakfast or take one of their breakfast baps to go - you'll get value for money. While the name suggests their pork speciality, if your vegetarian you still have plenty to choose from on the menu. Website and Twitter Good for: The "Breakfast Challenge" - you get an extra sausage, bacon and egg if you eat it all Getting there: 85 St James's Street, Kemptown, Brighton, BN2 1TPOpening hours: Mon-Fri: 8am to 3pm, Fri: 8.30am to 3pm, Sun: 9am to 3pm

Breakfast Challenge at Little Miss Piggies

Cafe Coho

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This cafe prides itself on its great coffee, so if you are after a caffeine boost - head here. Food wise their pancake stack is popular and they also have plenty of fresh cakes and pastries if you want a lighter start to the day. Website and Twitter Good for: Poached free range eggs on sourdough w/ guacamole, chorizo & pea shoots and of course the pancakes. Getting there: 53 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AF Opening hours: Sun-Fri: 8am to 7pm, Sat: 8.30am to 7pm

Poached free range eggs on sourdough w/ guacamole, chorizo & pea shoots at Cafe Coho

Mange Tout

Mange Tout

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As you'd expect from an independent French breakfast cafe, you can try a variety of croissants and continental-style versions of the English classic fry-up. They also make their own coffee blend and try and source the food locally wherever possible. Website and Facebook Good for: The egg dishes, from Florentine to Benedict. Getting there: 81 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 1HGOpening hours: Mon-Wed: 10am to 6pm, Thur-Sat: 10am to 10pm, Sun: 10am to 5pm

Breakfast at Mange Tout

Truffle egg toast at The New Club

The New Club

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The owners travelled all-round the USA before setting up shop down at the seafront - so they know how to do a classic American brunch. Their full English (meat and vegan options) are a great way to start the weekend - but they also serve up bagels and burgers. They make as much as they can from scratch on-site and did we mention they do a mean Bloody Mary and breakfast Martini? Website and Twitter Good for: Pancakes (with gluten-free versions available) Getting there: 133-134 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2HHOpening hours: Brunch: Sat-Sun: 9am to 4pm (and Bank Holidays)

Pea pancakes at The New Club


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You'll find an American-style brunch here, with pancakes and waffles, alongside the full range of English Breakfasts (meat, vegetarian and vegan versions). They also follow the USA in giving generous portions - so make sure you've built up an appetite before visiting. Website and Twitter Good for: Pancakes Getting there: 124 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2FYOpening hours: Mon-Thur: 8am to 2pm & 5pm to 10.30pm, Fri-Sun: 8am to 10.30pm


Classic Cypriot breakfast

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Head here for a classic home-made Cypriot breakfast, served with grilled Hellumi for the Veg option or Sucuk, a spicy beef sausage for an alternative meat version. Both are served with a zingy salad that cleans the palette along the way. As you'd expect from a Cypriot-influenced cafe, Diva's strong velvety coffee, from small UK coffee-supplier Capriccio, hits all the right spots. They also have gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options across the board And if you are more of a night owl, check out their newly converted basement, which has been transformed into a warm charming camp den that provides movie nights and a showcase for local performers. Website and Facebook Good for: Their classic Cypriot breakfast and great coffee. Getting there: 94 St James Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TPOpening hours: Mon-Sat: 8am to 6pm

Diva's strong velvety coffee

Billie's Cafe

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This family-run business believes in big portions and great service to make it a home from home. Breakfasts are served all day and they have a huge array of toppings for their speciality hashes. Website and Facebook Good for: The Hashes Getting there: 34 Hampton Place, Brighton, BN1 3DDOpening hours: Mon-Sun: 9am to 4pm

Curry Leaf Cafe

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This award-winning cafe brings a a welcome South Indian flavour to Sunday Brunch in Brighton. Their playful twist on traditional English breakfasts shines through in their offering a meat and vegetarian "Full Indian" - with the likes of spiced scrambled eggs, chilli mushrooms and teen bean masala adding to the magic mix. The coffee and loose-leaf tea sold in the cafe comes from a few small farms in India for an authentic taste. Website and Twitter Good for: Steamed Idlis - a classic Indian breakfast with cakes made from steamed rice and lentil batter with dips including pappu chaaru and coconut chutney. Getting there: 60 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AEOpening hours: Sunday Brunch served: 12pm to 3.30pm

Veg Thali from the Curry Leaf Cafe

The Breakfast Club Brighton

The Breakfast Club

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This London-based chain has opened its first cafe down in Brighton in 2015. They have the classic English breakfast range, alongside brunch items like Huevos Rancheros and American-style pancakes. Check out the full menu on the retro-style website which looks like a video game. Website and Twitter Good for: Try the Chorizo hashbrowns and Boston beans for something a little different. Getting there: 16-17 Market Street, Brighton, West Sussex, BN1 1HHOpening hours: Mon-Wed: 8am to 11pm, Thur-Sat: 8am to 11.30pm, Sun: 8am to 10.30pm

One of the popular dishes at The Breakfast Club Brighton

Morris and Jacques

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Using local producers and serving up an extensive breakfast menu, they even do boiled eggs and soldiers, this cafe has plenty to get you going in a morning. It also has an outside garden to enjoy during the warmer months, so ideal if you want to catch a few rays while you graze. Website and Twitter Good for: The veggie breakfast - which comes with halloumi and a bubble and squeak patty. Getting there: 100 St. James's Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TPOpening hours: Mon-Thur: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Fri-Sat: 8.30am to 7pm, Sun: 9am to 4pm

Breakfast and fizz pre - Pride at Morris & Jacques

The Julien Plumart Boutique Salon du Thé

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This quality French patisserie has a purely continental breakfast offering so expect pain au chocolat and cheese croissants. They also have a great range of loose leaf teas from the Rare Tea Company. Website and Twitter Good for: The croissants (unless it's never too early for Macarons) Getting there: 27 Duke Street, Brighton, BN1 1AG Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 9.30am to 7pm

Breakfast at Silo

Silo Brighton

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It doesn't get much more organic than at Silo where everything is made, baked and brewed in-house. The flour is milled there, the butter is churned in the basement and they even make their own yoghurt. And while organic food usually comes at a premium their Silo Breakfast is very reasonably priced. Website and Twitter Good for: The Sourdough bread baked in-house Getting there: 39 Upper Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 4ANOpening hours: Breakfast: Mon-Fri: 9am to 12pm, Sun: 9am to 12.30pm, Sun: 10am to 12.30pm

One of the breakfast options at Silo

The Creperie

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Tucked away just off the seafront, this French-British fusion cafe has a mouth-watering array of crepes and waffles for a sweet-toothed breakfast. Have fun creating your crepe and mixing up the flavours - and for a more adult touch you can add a measure of Grand Marnier or Calvados to your breakfast. Website and Twitter Good for: Crepes Getting there: 2 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1ADOpening hours: Open for breakfast weekends only: Sat-Sun: 10am to 12pm

 Kooks Restaurant

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Offering a variety of breakfast choices ranging from smoked salmon to white pudding and a sweet Cointreau-infused French Toast dish. Their added option of a shot of whisky or gin with several of their meals gives their breakfasts' a welcome adult-edge. Website and Twitter Good for: An alcoholic pick-me-up with breakfast Getting there: 56 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UNOpening hours: Mon-Sun: 10am till late

Moksha Caffe

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This family-run cafe's name is a Sanskrit word which means "liberation of the spirit" - and they aim to offer up a zen-like atmosphere for you to enjoy your coffee in. They have a good range of egg choices as well as healthy granola and porridge options. Website and Twitter Good for: The coffee Getting there: 4-5 York Place, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GUOpening hours: Mon-Sun: 9am to 3pm

Bills Brighton

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Part of the Bills chain, this is a huge light and airy venue (it is a converted bus depot) to enjoy your breakfast in. If you have visited Bills before there won't be any surprises on the menu, so choose from the Full English to eggs every way and pancakes. Website and Twitter Good for: Bill's bread basket - mini pastries, toast and condiments. Getting there: The Depot, 100 North Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1YEOpening hours: Breakfast: Mon-Sat: 8am to 12pm, Sun: 9am to 1pm

 Riddle & Finns Champagne and Oyster Bar

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As you're beside the seaside why not go for a fish-inspired breakfast for a change. You can get a oysters, kippers, scallops and a haddock flavoured omelette (Omelette Arnold Bennett) alongside the more traditional Eggs Royale. Website and Twitter Good for: Kippers Getting there: 12b Meeting House Lane, Brighton, BN1 1HB Opening hours: Breakfast served: Sat-Sun: 9.15am to 11.15am

Infinity Foods Kitchen

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This organic vegetarian cafe, prides itself on its ethically-sourced ingredients. They have vegan pancakes and tofu on toast, alongside an all day breakfast deal and outdoor seating in the street when the weather is warm. Website and Facebook Good for: Portobello & Polenta Scramble Getting there: 50 Gardner Street, North Laines, Brighton, BN1 1UNOpening hours: Mon-Sat: 9am to 5pm, Sun: 10am to 4pm

The Market Diner

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A firm favourite with students, this cafe has an unashamed greasy spoon feel to its all-day breakfast offerings. Dare you take the challenge of the Mega Buster Breakfast. Website and Facebook Good for: Breakfast in the early hours Getting there: 19-21 Circus Street, Brighton, BN2 9QFOpening hours: Open 24/7

Stanmer House

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If breakfast in a Grade I listed mansion is your thing - then this is where to head to for the first meal of the day. You can eat your smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and pretend you're an extra in Downton Abbey. Website and Twitter Good for: Breakfast with a view Getting there: Stanmer Park, Brighton, BN1 9QAOpening hours: Breakfast from 9am to 11.30am

Breakfast at Iydea


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This award-winning vegetarian cafe is even a hit with meat eaters, thanks to its simple menu with quality (and ethical) ingredients. Great value egg dishes, which come with their own fruity breakfast sauce, and plenty of gluten free and vegan options has made this a popular place to eat in or take away. Website and Twitter Good for: Vegetarians Getting there: 105 Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2AA & 17 Kensington Gardens, North Laine, Brighton, BN1 4ALOpening hours: Breakfast: Mon-Sat: 9.30am to 11.30am, Sun: 9.30am to 11.30am

Enjoy a coffee at Iydea

OhSo Social

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Bar by night and cafe by day,  enjoy your breakfast bap on their outdoor terrace next to the beach. You can get a Full English (V) and a variety of egg dishes. Website and Twitter Good for: Breakfast by the beach Getting there: 259a Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 1NBOpening hours: 9am to 2am

Bread & Milk

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Whether you eat in or take it away, try their signature breakfast baps or something from their deli range. This friendly cafe, which  has some outdoor seating, also makes a decent cup of coffee Website and Twitter Good for: Breakfast baps Getting there: 82 Trafalgar St, Hove, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4EBOpening hours: Mon-Fri: 7.30am to 5pm, Sat: 7.30am to 6pm, Sun: 7.30am to 5pm

Rock Ola Coffee Bar

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This American-style diner sits more in the brunch territory (it only opens at 10.30am) but its worth visiting alone for its free 1950s & 60s jukebox. If you like the sounds - then head to their own record shop next door - The Wax Factor Website and Twitter Good for:  Music with your breakfast Getting there: 29 Tidy Street, Brighton, BN1 4ELOpening hours: Mon-Fri: 10.30am to 4.30pm, Sat: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Wai Kika Moo Kau

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Another veggie and vegan breakfast place in Brighton, all the food is cooked to order while you wait. They do a mini and full breakfast range so you can choose one depending on the size of your appetite, along with vegan pancakes and eggs every way. Website and Facebook Good for: The Kau Boy American Breakfast (for the pun alone) Getting there: 11a Kensington Gardens, Brighton, BN1 4ALOpening hours: Mon-Thur: 9am to 6pm, Fri-Sat: 9am to 9.30pm, Sun: 9.30am to 6pm

What's your favourite breakfast in Brighton?

We'd love to hear where you like to go for your Full English or pancakes by the sea. Let us know by leaving a comment below. And here are 44 more reasons to visit Brighton and a few places to stay if you want to make a whole weekend of it.

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