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The Street

Posted by Sara on August 19, 2009

15.08.2009 The Street, St James St, Brighton.

thestreet Located about half way up – or down? – St James Street in Kemptown, The Street is a perennial favourite of ours due to a lovely outside garden eating space which makes a leisurely weekend fry up such a pleasure on a nice sunny day. Today was not so sunny so we opted to eat in instead. The cafe itself is spacious and bright with sparkly lights and glowing pink painted woodwork contrasting nicely with the bare stone walls and monochrome prints.

counterThe menu is standard Cafe fare, with toasted sandwiches and baguettes vying for your attention alongside jacket potatoes and pasta. Specials of the day included Homemade  Soup  with crusty bread and  Garlic or Lemon Chicken Roast with chips and coleslaw.

We of course order breakfast, I have the Veggie Monty with extra mushrooms and Dan the Full Meaty Version with extra black pudding. Feeling especially peckish we also opt for a sneaky bowl of chips on the side. Both breakfasts cost £4.25 with mushrooms and blackpudding an additional 85p.

The Street Meaty

The Street Meaty

Drinks are extra and we both order coffee. The coffee is delicious –  piping hot, filtered and served in big round white china. Condiments on offer were the standard ketchup, mustard and brown sauce. Despite it being a busy Saturday lunchtime, the food arrives quick so we tuck in.

The Street Veggie Breakfast
The Street Veggie Breakfast

Eggs were served sunny side up and crispy round the edges and had just the right amount of gooeyness. I liked the veggie sausages and the hash browns were nice and crispy. My tomato, well half tomato, must have been the smallest I have ever been served but though it was small it tasted just fine. Dan liked the meaty stuff but was eyeing my extra egg and sausages with envy.

We had to wait a little extra for the chips but they were worth it. Served up piping hot and cooked just perfect they were like a deliciously sumptous too hot bath that you know can’t be good for you but you can’t help wallowing in just the same. Service was very friendly and attentive and overall this was a tasty, good quality fry up – just beware the hole in the toilets.

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Pause Cafe

Posted by Sara on June 7, 2009

30/05/2009 Pause Cafe, New England Rd, Brighton.

frontalpausePause specialises in all day breakfasts, hot and cold snacks and tasty lunch time specials – just the place to feed our faces and a welcome oasis of eateries at the end of a busy morning spent shopping along London Road.


It’s a glorious sunny afternoon and there is plenty of seating outside for those who prefer their breakfasts alfresco. Inside has an upmarket coffee bar feel with free Wi-Fi, modern diner style stools along the walls and big brown leather sofas complementing the bright yellow interior.


There are a variety of breakfasts  to choose from, including Eastern, Continental and an intriguing sounding Ritzy breakfast but I stuck with the good old Veggie – egg, beans, mushrooms, veggie sausage and two slices of toast at £6.95 with a choice of fruit juice and coffee included. Dan had the Traditional; comprising of rasher, egg, sausage, tomato, mushroom and toast- again at £6.95 with tea or coffee and a glass of juice included in the price.

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If you don’t fancy breakfast there are plenty of wraps, snacks and goodies  on offer with a nice choice of  herbal teas and healthy options for those of you watching your waistlines. Daily lunch specials  include curry, stir fry and Moussaka and on today’s menu was Prawn and avocado wrap with seafood sauce and salad for £5.25 and Spicy lamb kebab wrap with cucumber raita and salad for £5.25.

veggie pause

veggie pause

Breakfast soon arrives and is very good. The food was piping hot and eggs were cooked nice and medium. Dan thought his sausages were a little skinny but nicely flavoured all the same as was the bacon, which  tasted like it was cooked as you would at home under the grill – nice and pink with a crispy rind . Condiments were top name brands. The fruit juice was a particularly appreciated and with drinks included  in the price this made for a very good value breakfast by Brighton standards.

meaty pause

meaty pause

Pause describe themselves as stylish and friendly and though this is only our first visit here, we would have to agree. The food’s not half bad either and they also do take away. For more info check out their web page: Pause Cafe.


After Breakfast it’s always worth popping across the road to Paul Bruton’s Army Surplus store – a cornucopia of everything Army and Navy. Today’s bargain buy- a pair of industrial (and no doubt acid resistant) rubber gloves for only 50p.


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