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£2 - £17
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British, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic little gem hidden away on edge of Brighton. We enjoyed an afternoon tea and wasn't disappointed a good Varied tasty sandwiches, amble tea/coffee. The deserts were plentiful, great variety and a huge amount which we took home with us as there was...so many. Also provided a savory opinion and this didn't disappoint home made cheese scones.,fsncy pastries. The staff couldn't have any more friendly, nothing was too much trouble, friendly, helpful and a great source of local knowledge Will be back avainMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 December 2023 via mobile

I asked for a cake for my daughters 21st,we were abroad so couldn't be with her.i asked for it to be delivered to her work place. Denise and zoes instant professionalism and friendly manner,really put my falth and confidence into cakes the difference. After a...few emails,i gave them my memo of what i think my daughter would like. This afternoon as promised the cake was delivered on time and two photos sent to me. I am so happy with it,it sums my daughter up perfectly!..just wish i could have a slice!!thankyou ladys for doing a brilliant,very reasonably priced masterpiece,you two are stars xx Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful! The food is great the staff too, it’s very pretty surroundings have been three times now can’t believe someone put a negative review! please don’t let this put you off because as you can see by the reviews and they are all positive...home-made cake and quiche is excellent. 😀👏🏼😍More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 February 2023 via mobile

Such a wonderful afternoon we had, there was seven of us all family, sisters cousins mums and nans , and the new addition the handsome baby Frankie just 5 weeks old . A special gathering as we don’t have much time to all get together...so this was long overdue , we sat at a beautiful quirky table with tea cups and saucers , pots of tea and coffee were served , then the amazing array of sandwiches for us all to dig into, delicious.. and then the cakes arrived , all presented on 3 tier cake stands , they were outstanding and tasted amazing, it was a mad hatters tea party and we laughed, chatted, relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed two and half hours of great company and a superb afternoon tea spread , thankyou to the ladies at Cakes The Difference, so friendly and they made our family afternoon together even more special , Highly recommend everyone to organize their family afternoon tea , and enjoy a really Good catch-up , perfect ! Louise xMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 August 2022

The Afternoon Tea is totally superb. Exquisite cakes served on a 3-tier cake stand, put tea offerings from the Ritz in the shade! I've never seen such beautiful-looking cakes, which also tasted so delicious, too. The service was really first-rate and way surpassed expectations.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 January 2022

Thankyou so much for your wonderful cake you made for my father in laws 80th birthday!!! He was thrilled with it and it tasted amazing!! Of course we have had many birthday cakes etc from you and will continue to do so!! THANKYOU ♥️

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2021

Although I have been using Cakes the Difference for "Special Occasions" for a while Denise & Zoe really came up trumps when I decided at very short notice to arrange "Afternoon Tea" at home for our family to help us celebrate our Wedding Anniversary &...rather than phone or email I visited & although they were already busy, I was made a cup of coffee & a bacon sandwich while we discussed what was possible, which in short was nothing less than a miracle given that I wanted a "Take Away" for 12 just 48 hours after my initial visit & at the end of what I am sure was a busy Saturday. Needless to say what I collected was of superb quality & more than enough to feed a small army. In short another triumph for Cakes the Difference.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 27 August 2021

Denise and Zoe did a beautiful Baby Shower for my daughter. The Afternoon Tea was delicious and more than enough so we all took cakes home. They are so kind helpful and accommodating always. I have never had a bad experience and I visit them...a lot. There is always lots to choose from on the menu and the cakes are so delicious. I can’t recommend them enough 💕More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 17 October 2020

The food, when it came, was fine. Nothing exceptional, but certainly not bad. The service was a different matter. The waitress was clearly having a bad day and doing her utmost not to engage with customers. There were only three tables being used, due to...Covid restrictions, and none of the customers were ordering anything complicated because nothing complicated is on offer. It's just sandwiches, sausage rolls, cakes etc. Despite this, the wait was long. Very long. We were made to feel like we were massively inconveniencing them just by being there. Hopefully, this was an off day. It must have been, given the other good reviews. But there's nothing more likely to deter a customer from returning than making them feel completely unwelcome.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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cakesdifference, Owner at Cakes The Difference, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2020

Dear woollyideas Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm extremely saddened to learn that we did not meet your expectations. Like all good establishments we have had to reduce our tables to comply with government guide lines. We are still able...More

Reviewed 10 July 2020

The afternoon tea option is just lovely! My parents & I visited today for our first venture back to a restaurant since March & it was a very enjoyable experience. We had sandwiches of our choice, as much tea as we could drink & 2...lovely scones with jam & cream. There is an option for cake also, but this was enough to fill us up. Everything was socially distanced & the staff using visors, hand sanitizers everywhere etc... We plan to go back in the near future & recommend you do the same. :)More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 17 January 2020 via mobile

We visited yesturday for afternoon tea ( you will need to book) it was absolutely delicious,freshly made sandwiches all beautifully presented,a selection of teas to choose from followed by the most beautiful homemade cakes. Having sampled afternoon tea at different venues...this is by far the...best!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 9 January 2020

I took my parents & a friend for afternoon tea yesterday & it was delicious as always! We kept it simple & had a double round of finger sandwiches with fillings that we liked each, plus 2 warm scones each (with jam & cream) &...unlimited tea and all for £15.00 each which is a bargain. Service was polite & friendly, parking is easy, booking advised as it's not a large place.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 17 July 2019

Visited today with a group of friends for afternoon tea. Had no idea this place even existed but will definitely be returning. Plenty of good food, attentive and friendly staff, we were made to feel very welcome. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 17 July 2019

Had a lovely afternoon here today for a friend's baby shower. The food was delicious and plentiful! We all went home with a doggie bag! Very attentive staff and they didn't hurry us.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 13 July 2019

went for afternoon tea at this cute place sandwiches and cakes were to die for. The girls were attentive and really friendly.The selection of cakes was insane we couldnt eat them all and bought some home. Well worth a visit

Date of visit: July 2019
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kerryr439
15 January 2019|
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Response from cakesdifference | Property representative |
Hi, we would suggest a bus trip or taxi. It would take around 20 mins on a bus. Hope this helps.
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Response from E484BFsuec | Reviewed this property |
I would definatly advise booking if you are goinf for afternoon tea/lunch
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Response from Judy F | Reviewed this property |
you should phone them direct and ask for Zoe she is very helpful and would be able to answer your questions. I have only had beautiful birthday cakes made and have been over the moon with them, very helpful tea shop hope you... More
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Cakes The Difference is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5