1. Wheat and Beans, St James’s Street, Brighton

Wheat and Beans tops our list for winter warmers.

The artisan coffee shop in St James’s Street has not only a good reputation for their hot drinks but also for their fantastic pizza and empanadas.

Mixing Argentinian classics with contemporary coffee shop fare, it’s no surprise this small shop is popular with Brightonians.

“Popped in for lunch as I was visiting friends in Brighton. Really hot day so ordered an iced coffee - truly delicious. Pizza selection caught my eye so went for a tuna and roasted pepper. Cooked to perfection which pleased me as the day before I had a slice of pizza from another place in the same road and it was soggy.” - Hannah O.

2. Leman Tea Room, Madeira Place, Brighton

As well as being rated second for their tea and coffee, Leman Tea Room also has the distinction for being TripAdvisor’s number one rated place for desserts.

Seemingly the perfect combo, why not pop in for some cake and a cuppa.

“Discovered while trying to hide during a storm. Great tea room, the decor is fabulous, and the owner pays attention to every detail from the way he puts the plat in your direction (like in Japanese tea ceremonies) to the flowers on the table to the chandelier.” - Amel111.

3. JoJo’s Gelato, Western Road, Brighton

One would think that a Gelato shop would be fully focused on the sweet Italian dessert, but according to TripAdvisor JoJo apparently makes quite the cup of coffee too.

“Was just passing by and wanted a coffee. Amazing coffee, amazing homemade pastries. Had to have morning coffee with a scoop of gelato. Really good. staff really friendly. Will be back.” - Seasidemoi.

4. Kitchen Cafe, Trafalgar Street, Brighton

Well known for their breakfast options, Kitchen Cafe seems to be a favourite locally.

And of course, what goes better with a full English than a lovely cup of tea.

“This is a lovely little cafe, well located in Brighton. There aren’t loads of seats but the atmosphere is nice. They are cash only so bear this in mind.” - Georgie_Fresh.

5. Bucket and Spade Cafe, Kings Road Arches, Brighton

Located right on the beach with a fantastic view, Bucket and Spade Cafe may be better suited for summer but you can still warm yourself with a hot drink here.

“We sat in here for breakfast one day and on another had it to take away. The food was a great quality, very tasty and well presented. Not the cheapest place around, but at the same time, worth the money.” - Cwagsg.

6. Laughing Dog, Waterfront, Brighton

My personal favourite name of a cafe on this list, and apparently the food and drink is just as good.

“My favorite local coffee shop. Food is great as well as the staff. You can sometimes enjoy live music. Oh, you can also enjoy a little bit of shopping in their cute little shop.” - Yvonnita.

7. The Coffee Counter, Church Street, Brighton

A great place for a spot of breakfast and a hot drink to get these cold mornings off to a good start.

“We decided to pop in the next morning for breakfast and weren’t disappointed. I had the vegetarian fully loaded which was great and everyone else was very happy with their breakfast too. Service was great, coffee good.” - Gina D.

8. Baked, Church Road, Hove

The first entrant from Hove to make our list, Baked is quickly becoming a favourite with locals.

“Good coffee to start, corn fitters with avocado with a delicious tomato chutney and a really satisfying full breakfast.” - Rose J.

9. The Flour Pot Bakery, Sydney Street, Brighton

The Flour Pot Bakery definitely makes a decent cuppa, but the thing that will keep you warmest this winter is Doughnut Friday.

The cafe is well known for it and if doughnuts and coffee isn’t a winning combination then what is?

“W shared chocolate cake and I had a hot chocolate. Everything was delicious.The staff were very friendly and although this location is small, we didn’t have issues getting a table.” - KABS1503

10. Julien Plumart Cafe, Queens Road, Brighton

This French tea room boasts a wide range of hot drinks and sweet treats.

Macaroons are, of course, a staple but they have another delicious treats on offer as well.

“This is such a lovely coffee shop to stop by at any time of the day. Fabian was so lovely to us and suggested with great knowledge all the different macaroons and hot drinks we could have.”

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