Qype: Coffee Republic in Brighton

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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.

Check out my review of Coffee Republic – I am Alice_Reeves – on Qype


Qype: Moksha Caffe in Brighton

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Moksha is a great little cafe at the bottom of Trafalgar Street, opposite St. Peter’s Church. Serving Teapigs tea (which is quite possibly the best name for a brand of tea EVER) and a range of deliciously indulgent coffees in a gorgeous, light, airy space, this is one of my favourite places to grab a newspaper and a coffee on a lazy, sunny Sunday morning. Plus, it’s en route to Brighton station which is rather handy.

As well as the usual tea/coffee cafe fare, they also sell the tastiest 100% fresh fruit smoothies in all of Brighton – the ‘Cardio Angel’ and ‘Flu-Fighter’ varieties are particular favourites of mine. And they both make for excellent hangover cures.

The other thing that Moksha do, which places it firmly within the Brighton culture, is that they display original artworks by local artists. A friend of a friend had an exhibition evening here a year or two ago, which turned into a lovely wine-and-chat-filled evening.

Check out my review of Moksha Caffe – I am Alice_Reeves – on Qype