On a drizzly, cold day of shopping in North Laine, Pompko is one of the best places to head to for a hot snack. Big bowls of soft, fluffy white rice topped with stir-fried chicken, king prawns or beef accompanied by miso soup. Absolutely perfect.
This Japanese-style cafe is sat just opposite the Brighton Dome and Corn Exchange on Church Street, which is the perfect location for popping into when you’re on the go. The service is polite, friendly and fast. It’s far more of a place to go for lunch than have an evening meal though, as the portions aren’t massive and the little space gets very crowded. The best time to head here is in summer when they fling open the shop front and you can sit out on the pavement watching North Laine buzz by.
At about a fiver for a bowl of food, Pompoko offers great value for money. It does what it does and it does it brilliantly. Definitely a must-visit place.