Anyone who’s walked down the busy Kensington Gardens street in the North Laine will know that sometimes you just need a small respite from the crowds. Luckily, Jolliffes offers this.

If you decide to duck inside, you’ll be greeted by a surprisingly spacious location. Set out over two floors, Joliffees brings Scandinavian sensibilities to mind but not the sleek functionality of modern IKEA furniture, but a warmer feeling. Classic wooden furniture and boarding, chalet styled, with woollen decorations. The walls are also adorned with art for sale. It reminds of Tove Jansson’s Moomins, or Bergen in Norway if you’re lucky enough to have been.

Fortunately, Scandinavia and coffee go hand in hand. Jolliffes serve Red Roaster, a smooth offering that works well as a black coffee. The cakes available are what will catch the eye, with a number of fantastic options available. A coffee and a cake from Jolliffes is the perfect cure when those weekend crowds prove too much.

Espresso: £2.35
Americano: £2.30
Flat White: £2.60
Latte: £2.60

Mon – Fri: 10am – 5.00pm
Sat: 10am – 5.30pm
Sun: 10am – 5.00pm

Website: /Jolliffes-Coffee-Shop
Phone Number: 07966 189253
Address: 35 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, BN1 4AL

Machine: La Marzocco Linea
Grinder: Mazzer Super Jolly
Roaster: Red Roaster