Anyone who reads this blog on a regular basis or who follows me on Twitter knows that I love a fry up. In 2012 I went on a mission to find the best in Brighton (post here) and originally reviewed Joe’s cafe in that.
Fast forward two years and what used to be an archetypal builders ‘caff’ with an oddly feminine feel and bog standard ingredients, has been completely transformed by its new owners, into a bright, beautifully decorated space with crates of freshly baked bread, locally sourced produce and free wifi.
It’s tucked away in a residential area of the seven dials next to the Chimney House pub on Upper Hamilton Road. It’s a bit out the way if you live centrally, but it’s definitely worth the trip and there’s ample street parking for a quid an hour.
Beautiful, clean and good-sized wooden tables with all branded condiments, including my favourite brown sauce by Wilkin & Sons Tiptree, it pisses all over HP, I think you can buy it in my beloved Waitrose.
If you’re hankering after some shit caff with deep-fried slice, tinned tomatoes and crusty supermarket brand condiments then you are going to be sorely disappointed… and actually if you would prefer that to this then what the hell is wrong with you anyway.
|Fresh bread and pastries|
The toast is made with this bread and there’s a good selection of savoury pastries. I only spotted the fact they had marmite sausage rolls AND Picnic Corner scotch eggs– they are THE BEST, and Paul the guy who makes them is a thoroughly nice chap too.
I’ve been back twice since in varying shades of hangover and I’m delighted to report that both return visits were consistently excellent.
Have you been to the new look Joes? Where’s your favourite place to eat a fry up in Brighton. Comment in the box below or tweet me, I’m always looking for a new spot to have a good breakfast!