In the last year we’ve seen a considerable step up in quality as well as quantity when it comes to the local coffee scene. Not only have we seen a continued push for quality, as more and more speciality shops look at roasting their own beans as well as offering a more well-rounded third wave coffee experience, we have also seen an increase in speciality coffee shops opening across the city.

On top of this, the dust is only now beginning to settle on the expansion of Blend & Brew, on Trafalgar Street in Brighton. Formerly a one-stop pitstop for coffee on the go, this little kiosk-like setup has now hopped across the road to the opposite corner, offering an expansive option of seating as well as food and coffee.

The new design is a step up in style too, as the expansion now allows a grandiose interior, depicted by the flower murals, exposed brickwork and its aesthetically pleasing furnishings.

In a town dominated by lightly roasted offerings, Blend & Brew’s beans are roasted by the owner in his native Italy, bringing more of a traditional Italian style to the south coast. The coffee is rich and smooth, with a slightly smokey edge which works really well with the full body of the espresso.

So, whether you’re in a rush for the train, or just wish to simply sit in the impressive surroundings and enjoy your coffee, Blend & Brew now has you covered.

Espresso: £1.60
Americano: £2.40
Flat White: £2.60
Latte: £2.60

Espresso Machine: La Marzocco FB40
Roaster: FEIO Napoli Roaster
Grinder: La Marzocco Vulcano
Founded: 2014

Address: 45 Trafalgar St, Brighton, BN1 4FT

Mon – Fri: 7.00am – 5.00pm
Sat: 9.00am – 5pm
Sun: 9.00am – 4.00am