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28 Sydney Street | East Sussex, Brighton BN1 4EP, England
+44 1273 567808
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“cake” (34 reviews)
“sandwich” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
28 Sydney Street | East Sussex, Brighton BN1 4EP, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Excellent coffee. Really good selection of cakes. Indoor and outdoor seating. Welcoming service. Recommended.

Thank jamestK8324LT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st visit to Brighton with my little boy so couldn't stop so was just a take away but the quality of the coffee is in particular with th best I've had in the UK. Specialty coffee produced perfectly. Live the vibe of the shop, very...More

1  Thank Dan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped here for a nice coffee after shopping around Brighton. The place is decorated well, with comfy seats outdoors :)

Thank chloej325
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came with my sister for afternoon tea and cake. It was busy so had to sit at quite a squashed table! However, the cake was worth it! The pieces were actually too big even for us, but very delicious. My sister had victoria sponge covered...More

Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This is my favourite little cafe in Brighton. Great decor, great coffee and GREAT cake! Tucked away in the North Laine, it is worth hunting out. A gem.

2  Thank Brightonbreezy09
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

The Pelicano in Sydney Street Brighton is a small coffee bar selling a range of coffees, teas and cakes. The cakes are homemade and the portions quite large . The Pelicano is situated on three floors plus seating is available in street and in the...More

1  Thank Pisces232
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

... fortunately didn’t this time. Walked out of a cool rainy Brighton street into a warm welcoming atmosphere. Wonderful range of pastries with generous portions of Guinness cake and a very decent coffee blended on site. Would definitely seek out this establishment again when we...More

3  Thank d0ug62
Reviewed 3 December 2017

If you're looking to go into a cake coma, look no further. Creamy coffee and a massive selection of delicious cakes and pastries with vegan options available. £4 might seem a bit steep for a slice of cake until you see the size of it!...More

Thank annakay906
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely little cafe. Stopped off before our shopping our attention caught by the amazing cakes in the window. We were greeted by a very lady who gave us opinions on which cake to choose and where the cakes were made. The cakes were huge, home-made...More

Thank 198Sarah
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Very good quality of coffee beans/roast, and well-executed flat whites. Staff were super-friendly. The room is cute. Used to London/Edinburgh, I found the price (2.60) OK, but I do not know how it compares with others in the area. Also very good-looking cakes on display,...More

Thank thoughtfuldiner
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18 July 2015|
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Do you accept payments towards the 'suspended coffee' scheme?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Sydney Street | East Sussex, Brighton BN1 4EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 567808
Independent espresso bar in the heart of Brighton's laines Busting out killer shots of espresso from A Marzocco Slow pouring single origin coffee with precision Filling you full of hand baked cakes daily
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