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The Cafe Royale

Posted by Sara on November 22, 2008

15.11.2008: The Café Royale, Preston st, Brighton


Cafe Royale

We’ve been here a fair few times and have never been disappointed. Today I had the all day veggie breakfast comprising of scrambled egg (from a choice of 2 fried eggs or scrambled), 2 veggie sausages, mushrooms, hash browns (from a choice of hash browns or fries) and grilled tomatoes (instead of beans). This was served with two slices of buttered toast and a coffee at a cost of £6.95.

The coffee comes in a small mug, without refill, and is hot, fresh and filtered. The breakfast was very good, especially the eggs, with good size portions. I wasn’t too keen on the veggie sausages as I personally prefer my veggie sausages to at least make some attempt at pretending to be meat whereas these were something else entirely – they reminded me of the potato bakes we used to buy at Somerfields but the Other Half loved them.

(He had the cheese omelette with fries and a cup of tea for £6.75 and says the chips were nice, fat and golden tasting and the omelette was cooked just right. He was however enviously eyeing someone else’s Full English breakfast with chips, which may be the way to go for meat eaters).

veggie breakfast

veggie breakfast

The service was friendly, but a little slow, though the place was busy as it was Saturday lunchtime. The music was muted, we could just make out Spandau Ballet’s ‘True’ playing in the background and there are toilets. We both like the décor; an assortment of tiffany lighting, random nic nacs and paintings mixed together with a touch of regency styling. I had a statue of a waiter in front of me and his foot in front of my mouth and I felt like I ought to kiss his little stone shoes as a sort of thank you every now and then.

Overall a rather convivial, if a tad expensive, breakfast- though since there is also a bar and lots of other meals on offer this remains a popular venue for tourists and shoppers alike.

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Brighton Zombies?

Posted by Sara on November 22, 2008

Ghostbuster called as sewage workers stalked by zombie

OK not quite Brighton but near enough to cause a section 5 harassment, alarm and distress; this is too good to leave out on a mere technicality…


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