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  • South Downs tea walk

    Walk this circular route from Firle, near Lewes, taking in the Beacon and a lovely hidden tea garden

  • Afternoon teas, please!

    Another macaroon? Don't mind if I do! 33 of the best afternoon teas across Southern England (including Sussex) as chosen by our in-the-know editors.

  • Nowhere Man retro pancake cafe

    Get American pancake stacks year-round in this Seventies front room-style cafe in Brighton

  • Noodle nirvana

    Warm yourself with authentic Vietnamese pho soup noodles and curries at BYO Milk No Sugar cafe, close to Brighton railway station.

  • Drift-In Surf Cafe, East Wittering

    All-day breakfasts, pancakes, indulgent shakes... treat yourself at this stylish cafe near East Wittering beach

  • Top Sussex waterside eateries

    Top waterside dining in Sussex. Restaurants, pubs and cafes with seaside, riverside or lakeside views. Eat alfresco - or safely indoors

  • Eastbourne’s new art cafe

    When I heard something arty was poised to shake up Eastbourne I had to go and check it out. The new DC1 gallery and cafe at 67-69 Seaside Road has been opened by the Devonshire Collective, which also has new artists’ workshops in the town. (The name Devonshire comes from the Devonshire Ward in which it’s […]

  • Quirky seaside cafe

    I think it’s fair to say that Worthing doesn’t have that at-a-glance hipness that parts of Brighton and Hastings have.  There are however definitely pockets of indie cool if you look in the right place. So, next time you’re there turn your back on the usual chains, face the pier, then head left along the seafront […]

  • Framptons, Tunbridge Wells

    When a new cafe bar opened in Tunbridge Wells, launched by some ex-army guys no less, Ali over at Muddy Kent needed little excuse to march on over and check it out. If you live in North East Sussex, looks like you may want to do the same. Over to Ali… Next time you’re in […]

  • Funky new Brighton cafe

    I’m not saying I’m a jinx but my two favourite Brighton & Hove cafes have closed in the last year. Farm just down from Wagamama did the BEST carrot cake (and believe me I’ve done extensive research) while little Pic-nics up an alley off the Hove seafront was my go-to place for a big breakfast […]

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