In the last 12 months we’ve seen an explosion of artisan coffee shops opening in Hove. Only improving the quality on offer in this area, one such new addition in 2018 was Hixon Green Coffee & Wine Bar. As you approach, you’re struck by the vivid charcoal blue of the building’s exterior, with bold white lettering standing out from this facade, reading Hixon Green. Outside, wooden slats line the benches, tables, walls and ceilings, while tiles line the floor.
Once inside, the first thing that takes your attention is the beating heart of the coffee shop, the marble counter right at the epicentre of all the cafe’s working; from their bar to their cakes to their coffee machine, it all revolves around this centrepiece.
The atmosphere inside is peaceful and, once you’ve relaxed into the surroundings, your eyes are then drawn to the ceiling’s features, with metal decor highlighting the impressive chandelier hanging at its centre. Behind the central counter sits their high-end wall of wines, while a wireframe deer head sits on the wall adjacent, hanging over the feature fireplace.
When it comes to the coffee they are only about quality too. Serving Grind’s House Blend, their double espresso offers notes of cacao and marzipan with a big body, before cooling to reveal a cookie-like flavour. A great addition to the Hove coffee scene.
Flat White: £3.00
Mon – Wed: 6.30am – 10.30pm
Thurs – Sat: 6.30am – 11.00pm
Sun: 6.30am – 10.30pm