Last weekend’s city escape to Brighton definitely involved some sweet tooth satisfaction as we made two stops to fuel up on tea and cakes. The first, the Angel Food Bakery, the second, the Royal Pavilion Tearoom.
The Angel Food Bakery can be found on Meeting House Lane, right in the heart of the Lanes, one of Brighton’s bustling shopping areas full of independent shops and restaurants. We made a beeline for their cafe straight off the train as we were keen to get our taste buds on the delicious cupcakes we’d eyed up on their website. We weren’t disappointed when we arrived, it’s a nice small cupcake cafe with homemade cupcakes, cakes and whoopie pies on offer. It was a tough choice but I went for the coffee and walnut cupcake as I always go for vanilla or the red velvet at home and fancied something different. It went down well and was a great place to get some energy for the afternoon’s explorations.
The Royal Pavillion Tearoom was a perfect place to sit down and rest our feet after a few hours enjoying the sights of Brighton and a good half an hour of touring the Royal Pavillion. A quaint traditional tearoom with great views of the Royal Pavilion garden, apparently in the summer months it’s adjoining balcony is open and I think it would make a great spot to enjoy the sunshine and some views. The menu is traditionally British with afternoon tea, cream tea and homemade cakes to choose from. We had the cream tea as I do love a good scone and seemed just enough to satisfy our hunger. It was another example of fine baking to be found in Brighton and I’d definitely recommend popping in when visiting the Royal Pavilion.
Both cafes came to £5 per person for tea and cake, keeping us within our small city escape budget.