Until I looked at their website today, I had no idea that the EAT chain started as a small, family run coffee shop in London. Now, thirteen years later they have 100 shops in and outside London. Due to its location as a kiosk just outside Churchill Square, you could be forgiven for bypassing this place in the middle of winter in favour of a nice, warm and cosy coffee shop – I know I would.
In the summer however, this place is fantastic for sitting outside and being right amidst the hubbub of central Brighton. Consequently due to my frequenting here mainly during the summer months I haven’t had much experience of their coffee, but their fruit and coffee-flavoured frappuccino-style iced drinks are definitely the best of the bunch (and the most reasonably priced). They also get points for the fact that they offer one of the hardest things in the world to come by: the elusive wheat-free sandwich. Although I’m not the biggest fan in the world of rye bread, it’s very novel to have the choice. Well done EAT, now catch up everyone else!