If you don’t know the name, then it’s probably because you know Taylor St as “that great little coffee place inside Travelbag on Queen’s Road.” At least, that’s how I always referred to them – until they (very recently) opened their very own cafe opposite Community Base further up Queen’s Road.
Taylor St Baristas is a family-owned Australian coffee company, who take their coffee SERIOUSLY. On their website, they say: “In our view, the barista is the most important thing standing between you and a good coffee. Like a chef, the barista’s knowledge, skills and techniques critically affect the quality of the product he’s preparing. For this reason, our baristas are exhaustively and relentlessly trained and bring, on average, 2-3 years experience to their craft.” That’s why, without a doubt, this is probably the best place to go for coffee in all of Brighton, especially now that they have their own place in this prime people-watching location (highly important for a coffee shop).
Yesterday, I had the BEST cup of Rooibos tea ever in here – loose leaf tea served in these brilliant teabag-style pouches (I cannot find them anywhere – but I need some!) I even drank it without milk (which is a first for me) but when they didn’t serve me milk, I was afraid to ask for it for fear of tainting this wonderful tea (they know their stuff, after all). You know what? It was blimmin’ delicious.