Cafés and coffee shops are a huge part of food and drink culture in this cool coastal town. Find out more about the best cafés here.
With its history as a getaway for the rich and famous in the 19th century, it makes sense that there are still so many cute cafés in Brighton serving up the most genteel afternoon tea. Here are some of the best places you’ll find afternoon tea:
Brighton is big on independent businesses, making it fertile ground for quirky local-run cafés and coffee shops. That, of course, is great news for breakfast lovers. Here are three local favourites to grab the most important meal of the day:
Brighton’s cafés offer every type of coffee you could imagine. But two increasingly popular brews are the long black and the flat white.
A long black, like an Americano, is a mix of espresso and hot water. However, it’s stronger than an Americano, with a ratio of 1:2, and the water should always be poured first.
A flat white is a 1:2 mix of espresso and steamed milk. Again, it’s stronger than its Italian counterpart.
If you’re still not sure, the Brighthelm Centre does barista courses and is sure to set you straight.
Afternoon tea and high tea both sound like a posh light meal served late in the afternoon – but they’re actually pretty distinct. And you can find both by the coast.
Here are our picks of the best spots in London to enjoy afternoon tea done properly.
An essential part of going out for the day and visiting art galleries with friends is the post gallery feed. It is impossible to look round an exhibition without at least a coffee and a cake afterwards, all that pondering and deliberating makes for hungry work. Serving great food in quirky settings, here's my my pick of London's coolest gallery cafes.
At London's Elliot's Café, the burger is seemingly a low key affair. It sits on the menu under the 'Large Plates' section, labelled simply as Cheeseburger & fried potatoes. Never has a menu description done as little justice to a dish as this does to the Elliot's burger.