I bloomin’ love Brighton and it seems a lot of you guys do too as I’m always seeing tweets pop up from those visiting for the weekend and in need of foodie recommendations – so this one is for you. I’ll work through all kinds of places, but I thought I’d start off with what is probably my favourite meal of the day – breakfast. Holler if there’s anywhere you’d recommend too; I always love a new suggestion to try at the weekend…
Bills, 100 North Road, BN1 1YE. It’s a classic, but I don’t feel like any of the other Bill’s I’ve tried in other cities compare to the Brighton one. I think it was one of the earlier branches they opened and the atmosphere is always rocking. It’s busy. Like real busy, so I’d recommend heading there at odd times or booking ahead, but the pancakes are always something else. Oh and the orange juice *swoons*.
I Gigi, 31A Western Road, BN3 1AF. If I had to pick my favourite, favourite place for breakfast then this would be it. It’s a little out of town so a good one to explore if you’re staying in the Hove area, but it’s worth the short bus trip too. It’s tucked away upstairs and seating is sparse, so be prepared to wait, but the breakfasts are something else. I love the dippy eggs, but the specials are always worth a look-in too.
The Creperie, 2 Ship Street, BN1 1AD. Sweet-tooth peeps rejoice as this will officially be your new favourite breakfast place. The crepes are jaw-droppingly delicious as you’d except, but the waffles deserve a mention too. This is also a fab place because it’s right opposite the beach, so work up an appetite first, then drop in to satisfy it, and some.
42 Juice, 19 Market Street, BN1 1HH. If you fancy something speedy and juices are your kind of thing, then I’d recommend swinging by this place to pick up your morning dose of something green (but tasty at the same time!). They usually have a few healthy, homemade snacks on offer too, so if gluten-free and vegan treats are up your street then it’s definitely worth a visit. Also the people that work in here are babes. Just pop in for a chat!
Cafe Coho, 53 Ship Street, BN1 1AF. There are a few of these dotted around the city, but this is my favourite one because it’s nice and roomy so you can almost always grab a seat here. It’s a nice place to pop in for a coffee and cake throughout the day, but their breakfasts are pretty special too. I recommend the hearty, syrup-filled pancake stack. Come to mama!