Trading Post Coffee Roasters (Kensington Gardens)
The latest Brighton coffee shop to spread its wings and add yet another venue is the Trading Post Coffee Roasters, who have opened a new location in the north lanes.
Just like their roastery on Ship Street, this Trading Post offers five different blends, including the Mono Loco blend which we tried, made up of Latin American beans. The espresso had a rich dark chocolate flavour, which made way for a pleasantly tart aftertaste.
From a design perspective, Trading Post have done a great job creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in such a small amount of time. The brown, black, and blue colour palette works nicely with the bare-brick walls. Upstairs, there is a beautiful and cosy space leading to a roof terrace, which is set to open in mid-March 2019, and offers gorgeous views over the hustle and bustle of Kensington Gardens. Outside are a number of seats, offering a great opportunity to people watching on one of Brighton’s busiest lanes.
As well as coffee, Trading Post offers a range of cakes and pastries as well as a hot food kitchen, serving a number of brunch-like options. They also have an alcohol license and serve a number of beers and wines, as well as a number of coffee-based cocktails, such as their espresso martini and Baileys frappe.
A wonderful addition in a definitive part of the town, once the summer months roll around, this new spot will be the place to kick back and enjoy good coffee in the sun’s rays.
Flat White: £2.70
Mon – Fri: 7.30am – 7pm
Sat – Sun: 7.30am – 7pm
Espresso Machine: Faema E71
Roaster: Trading Post Coffee Roasters
Grinder/s: Mazzer Luigi Spa x 5, Mazzer Luigi Major DR, Mazzer DR 100, MACAP MXD Xtreme