Brighton’s Favourite: Cafe Coho

I always jump at the chance to visit Brighton. It’s just such a happening place. Whether you visit in summer to sit on the beach, eat ice creams and pick your favourite beach hut, or in winter to duck in and out of the shops in the Lanes and find the best cafe for tea, there’s always something to do.

After spending the morning wandering around the Lanes, Tiarnan and I felt in need of a spot of lunch. Located in the heart of Brighton’s famous lanes and just two minutes away from the beach, Cafe Coho seemed a great shout.

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Cafe Coho occupies a Grade II listed building on Ship Street. With free wi-fi and over 60 seats, including outdoor seating with blankets, it’s the perfect place to hide away with a book for a couple of hours. It has also won the accolade ‘Brighton’s Best Loved Cafe’ – a big claim.

The vibe is rustic and friendly. With exposed brickwork and reclaimed wooden surfaces, the seating is a bit squished but that adds to the cosy atmosphere. They also have a pretty good food selection, although I’d recommend stopping by for a snack rather than a full on meal (but I have heard their breakfast is particularly good). It is their coffee they are proudest of, though. With a good selection and the promise of latte art, it’s a fun place to stop for a caffeine pick-me-up.

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If I’m honest, I’m not in a tearing hurry to go back. It’s nice, but I prefer the warm, bready smell and delicious cake selection at the Flour Pot Bakery in Sidney Street. But then Brighton is all about the eclectic mix of cafes and if you’re into your coffee, this is a great one to check out.

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