Incredibly conveniently located directly opposite Brighton’s enormous Primark store, Coffee Republic is somewhere I end up popping into fairly frequently. They’re coffee is OK – I like it more than Costa’s but not as much as Starbucks’ if you want a way to gauge it. They do, on the other hand, have a rather impressive range of flavoured syrups that they’re VERY generous with in their lattes. Yummy.
Unlike Costa and Starbucks however, they don’t seem to be too down with the wheat-free side of things. Whereas I can get a wheat-free chocolate brownie or slice of gluten-free cake in the other two, I usually end up settling for an oaty cereal bar or postage-stamp sized overpriced flapjack in here.
The other thing about this place is that due to it’s location on Western Road, it usually ends up packed – so getting a seat in here around peak coffee-drinking times is nigh-on impossible.