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Brighton offers an impressive selection of cafes and coffee houses, each offering a delightful cup of coffee and a scrumptious slice of cake. Whether you're catching up with a friend or treating yourself, these highly-rated spots are sure to impress. Here are seven of the best cafes in Brighton according to Google Reviews.

The Artisan Cakery

Address: 117 St George's Road, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1EA

Rating: 4.6/5 (162 Google Reviews)

Visitors praise the "fantastic coffee and delectable cakes," with one reviewer mentioning they couldn't resist taking some home. The cosy atmosphere and welcoming staff make it a must-visit.

Garden Cafe Brighton

Address: 29 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YB

Rating: 4.7/5 (246 Google Reviews)

Known for having the "finest coffee" and "incredible cake," this cafe provides a delightful experience with plenty of healthy options and a charming, plant-filled setting.

Bond St Coffee

Address: 15 Bond Street, Brighton BN1 1RD

Rating: 4.5/5 (477 Google Reviews)

Bond St Coffee is celebrated for its "excellent coffee" and "banana walnut bread." The knowledgeable baristas and vegan options make it a favourite among locals.

Black Mocha

Address: 103 Gloucester Road, Brighton BN1 4AP

Rating: 4.6/5 (481 Google Reviews)

This beloved spot is praised for its "superb coffee" and "wonderful cakes." The friendly staff and variety of milk options make it a hidden gem in Brighton.


Address: 237 Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 5JJ

Rating: 4.6/5 (745 Google Reviews)

Marmalade offers a cosy upstairs seating area and is known for its "charming decor and atmosphere." Reviewers particularly appreciate the friendly service and delicious lunch options.

Pelicano Coffee Co.

Address: 28 Sydney Street, Brighton BN1 4EP

Rating: 4.5/5 (396 Google Reviews)

Pelicano is loved for its "quaint, rustic and cosy" ambiance, complete with a lovely coffee garden. It's an ideal spot for working or relaxing, with strong, flavourful coffee and delicious cakes.

Pavilion Gardens Cafe

Address: Royal Pavilion Grounds, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG

Rating: 4.4/5 (1,493 Google Reviews)

Situated in the Royal Pavilion Grounds, this cafe offers efficient service and tasty coffee and cake. The decor reflects the Brighton Pavilion, and the staff are always pleasant.

So, the next time you're in Brighton and fancy a coffee and cake, these top-rated cafes are definitely worth a visit!

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