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Utopia Cafe

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49 Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 1UN, England
10:00 - 18:00
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

This is a great place one o the only places in brighton where you can get a great tea and scone with clotted cream the atmosphere is beautiful and the staff both beautiful and friendly . The location is spot on as welll right next to the theare royal . The brighton bike tours often break here to take in... More 

Thank Brightonbiketours
London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Well we enjoyed our Panini's and the service. Left behind my expensive camera and the young man ran after me down the road to return it. Now that's service.

Thank S_Forder
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

Was at the Utopia Cafe last weekend and I must say I had a very positive experience, had a full English breakfast which was very tasty along with a hot chocolate. Service was very good and I have no complaints, I overheard another customer complimenting the manager 'a lady' on the lasagna she had just finished. Next time I am... More 

Thank Christian2013
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134 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012 via mobile

We stopped at this cafe without reading the reviews as we were hungry and the sun was shining and we wanted to sit outside. I asked for cheesy beans for my young daughter, but asked for one slice and not two, and didn't want to pay over £4 for it. The manager/owner initially said no he couldn't do it, then... More 

Thank Thejetsetters2012
Worthing, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

Well lets start with this... walking into the cafe and there was a pile of brown stuff right on the door step! that was the best part (it certinly smelt better). From the get go, the waiter was unattentive, rude and didnt seem to know what he was doing. (It turns out he is the owner!) Thank god for their... More 

Thank John L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Wandering along the laines as everywhere was closing up for the evening we were struck by the smoothies list outside. Despite having cleared everything away the staff were more than happy to pop them back out and make out smoothies. Perhaps a bit on the pricey side but well worth it, very generous and thick fresh smoothies. Will be heading... More 

Thank SmackEdd
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

Abysmal experience. The owner/manager is ferociously rude. I would advise you take your money to one of Brighton's other coffee shops, the vast majority of which are a real treat. Avoid this place, expensive, chaotic, horrid environment. My husband and I assume the orange decor must have really affected the manager serving..very angry soul! Try cocoa, the mock turtle or... More 

1 Thank ljcymru
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Can I firstly just say my rating is actually 0 for all catergories at this cafe. I visited Brighton for the first time with my friends in February. Unfortunately we picked the coldest weekend of the year & freezing to death we stumbled across what looked like a very appealing/cosy cafe for some nice food & hot drinks. How we... More 

Thank salsa999
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

We had the most awful experience ever in this Cafe! One member of staff in particular, I think he was the Manager? was beyond rude to us following us complaining about our food. The food we ordered was simple and not hard to get wrong but when we had to return a jacket potato for a second time we thought... More 

Thank MissMiaStaffordshire
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

Wet and cold, we found Utopia more by good luck than good judgement, as it was mid to late afternoon on New Years Day, and we needed something to buck us up! Two excellent hot coffees, and a portion of absolutely fabulous lemon and ginger cake, with ice cream, and two forks, and life took on a roseate hue. Like... More 

Thank Phil W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Gardner Street, Brighton BN1 1UN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?