We are saying goodbye to Costa and Starbucks and welcoming cute independent cafes. If you have been following me for a while you will know that all I ever do is post about cute coffee trips, but I always seem to gravitate to the same place and I have been meaning to branch out and explore different cafes for a while now so this seems like the perfect series to start on my blog. Is this going to be another series I start and never finish? Potentially. But I hope you all enjoy nonetheless (even if it may be only two posts long).
If you are already following then you will know a few weeks back me and Chan went to Brighton and the independent coffee shops were so cute and instagrammable!! For a full follow me around post click here.
The Flour Pot Bakery, 40 Sydney Street
I currently work for an artisan bakery and I manage all their social media so every day I am swooning over cute bakeries and the bakery I work for is heavily inspired by The Flour Pot Bakery. When I booked this trip up to Brighton I was so eager to go straight to The Flour Pot Bakery and check out for myself how amazing this bakery really is.
Their style and decor is so rustic and artisan and is SO photogenic. As we walked in the staff were SO friendly and it has such a friendly and welcoming vibe, is it just me or are some cafes super intimidating when you’re looking at the menu trying to decide between a frap or a mocha and the barista is waiting impatiently as the queue behind you forms. But with TFPB its nothing like that, even the customers are so friendly. Everyone is just so happy to be there.
So I opted for an Americano and a Hot Choc because why settle for just one? The coffee, oh my god, the coffee. It is so smooth and strong, putting all the chain coffee shops to shame! Now the hot chocolate was SO delicious and who would’ve thought you could make a hot chocolate look so pretty?! So thank you to TFPB for having a super cute aesthetic and making my Instagram feed look 10/10.
Coffeetzar, 97 Trafalgar Street
This is so different to TFPB, as their style is shabby chic and girly, and is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Brighton streets. The decor is so feminine and picturesque, but I wish I tried their homemade cakes because there was such a wide range of treats and tonnes of vegan and gluten-free alternatives!
I bought a takeaway hot chocolate as I already drank WAY too much coffee that day and hot chocs always make me feel so festive and cosy. Plus this cafe is much smaller than average coffee shops so when we went in, unfortunately, there weren’t any seats left. If it was a much warmer day then we would’ve stayed seated outside but god it was cold that day!
The Lanes Coffee House, 59D Ship Street
This coffee shop was the most unique one of them all and was so cool, but the best part of all was the baristas, they were so funny and friendly. You can just tell they love their job and are so passionate! I apologize there aren’t any other photos from this coffee shop, but as you can tell from the one above the walls are covered in gorgeous artwork of Brighton and had such a homely vibe. Considering I was the worlds shittest blogger, you can view more photos here.
Not only do they make a-m-a-z-i-n-g lattes, they sell homemade soup, which I am so gutted I didn’t try because it smelt incred! Their menu reminds me of traditional cafe food which is so comforting and homely, I am someone who prefers a more stripped back menu because its way more tasty than posh, over-seasoned, small portioned meals haha (no offence!!). Another amazing thing is that they sell coffee soap!! How bloody amazing is that?! This definitely is the quirkiest cafe that I am reviewing today. Obsessed!
The Flour Pot Bakery, 141 Dyke Road
By this point, I should be sponsored haha!! But we went to explore another Flour Pot Bakery and this one was a much smaller cafe and focussed heavily on selling artisan bread, pastries, and cakes. But the decor was still just as gorgeous as the first cafe – all marble, copper, and wood – how dreamy!
There weren’t many seats but we managed to get one, but even though we were sandwiched next to someone else it wasn’t a bad thing as everyone is so friendly. Maybe it’s a Brighton thing? It felt like we were all just hanging out together and it is somewhere I could imagine myself staying for a while to get my head down and do some blog work, there was no chaos that most chain coffee shops have. Considering this is an absolutely amazing independent cafe the price point is so affordable and would recommend it to anyone!
Thank you so much for reading, I hope you all enjoyed the first post of the series! Oh and a special thanks for Chan for letting your drink get cold whilst I take thousands of photos of your drink – you’re the best.
Until next time,
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