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Where to Drink: Coffee in Brighton

Image © Small Batch Coffee Roasters via Facebook

Start the day right or enjoy an afternoon pick me up at these charming coffee shops…

Spotlight on: Small Batch 
17 Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE
111 Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2AA
70 Goldstone Villas, Hove, BN3 3RU
67C Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BD and more locations… 

Anyone in Brighton who knows coffee, knows Small Batch. This super popular East Sussex mini chain has an impressive seven cafes and espresso bars in the local area, whilst also serving Brighton and Hove train stations with a takeaway coffee cart! They take their coffee very seriously, heading out to Africa, Asia, Central America and South America to meet producers then bringing it home to Brighton to roast in… wait for it… small batches!  Offering coffee from different ranges ensures that all coffee preferences are catered for, as each country creates coffee with a different taste. If you want to sit comfortably and enjoy a mid-afternoon break then head to their central Jubilee Street coffee shop, and rest assured, you don’t have to be a coffee snob to enjoy a visit! 
Not in Brighton, or want to enjoy this wonderfully brewed coffee from the comfort of your own home? These guys offer coffees to order online or buy instore, and you can even sign up to their coffee subscription and get a regular delivery of your must-have coffee before it runs out. Ordering through Small Batch helps them support local charities like The Real Junk Food Project and the Professional Barista Apprenticeship and those further afield with Preventing Podo and Drop4Drop

Image credit:  Bond St. Coffee via Facebook
Best of the rest: 
Bond Street Coffee
15 Bond Street, Brighton, BN1 1RD
What? Stylish coffee shop using only local Horsham Coffee Roaster to brew their drinks.  
Where? Just off North Street (down the road from Wetherspoons, if that’s how you navigate cities). 
Why? Bond Street’s coffee is brewed just half an hour out of Brighton, so you’re certainly going to get a quality local product here. Their menu is changed frequently ensuring you get to try a selection of different coffee flavours. 

Stoney Point 
15 Montpelier Place, Brighton, BN1 3BF 
What? Small café with a pared down but quality menu. 
Where? A little off the beaten track, on Montpelier Place which is at the top of Borough Street. 
Why? Their Monmouth coffee is brewed to perfection and changing their espresso often to ensure top quality. They offer coffee’s we’ve never even heard of (anyone know what a Ristretto is?) so we’re sure that they know their stuff. 

18B Cambridge Grove, Hove, BN3 3ED
What? Independent micro-roaster that’s only open to the public on Saturdays. 
Where? Down a pretty cobbled street, just 5 minutes’ walk from Hove train station. 
Why? This cute little coffee place is only open one day a week, so it’s not great for regular coffee consumption but makes an excellent lazy afternoon out. All their coffee is brewed in-house and you can enjoy tasty vegan snacks whilst there. The team are super friendly and extremely knowledgeable in all thing’s coffee in case you fancied learning something new!