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Cafe, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 12 November 2023 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food and brilliant, friendly atmosphere. I went last Saturday with friends and what a delicious treat awaits. I had a beautiful Greek salad, with cheesy garlic bread bites and warm homemade banana cake washed down with Earl Grey Tea. Thanks Bengu, you are...now officially my favourite venue in Brighton.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2022 via mobile

My friend and I chanced upon this small café while in Brighton for the day. We were impressed with the range of drinks, cakes and pastries available. The owner was fun and hospitable. We had an oat latte, Earl Grey tea, Cypriot tahini pastry and...a slice of carrot cake. All yummy. Later when I checked my bill I’d been charged over double. I contacted the owner and she refunded me the entire amount, I was not expecting that. Such above and beyond service. We will definitely return.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 9 April 2022

I had a flying visit to Brighton this morning and found this excellent cafe quite by accident The owner was incredibly friendly and accommodating.Th food was fresh,very tasty and cooked to order. I had the Cypriot breakfast Highly recommended

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 11 March 2022

Really lovely lady who runs Diva; she’s happy to give you a very good breakfast from plenty of options

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 9 February 2022

One of the friendliest places I’ve been in. The lady who owned it was so nice and the scrambled eggs were the best I’ve ever tasted.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 31 December 2021

Popped in for lunch, lady owner says doesn't have a menu as it changes all the time, just gave us some options and would make anything we wanted, within reason, but it will be delicious! She seemed to know the first name of every customer,...wished I lived nearer. Food was very good & very reasonable. Wonderful find. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 17 October 2021

Popped in for breakfast & a smoothie.. what a great find! Food good, smoothie (Wake up Brighton) was a winner, great value for money. Owner was friendly and fun, despite being rushed off her feet.. so thank you. Only disappointment was that we went back...again today and they are closed (Sunday) … I’m sure for a hard earned rest! We will be back.. xMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 14 September 2021 via mobile

Lovely smoothies, fab owner! My friend and I stopped for smoothies on a roasting hot day and were made to feel totally at home by Bengu. We went in for a drink and ended up chatting like family. Choice of food looks amazing - beautiful...fresh Cypriot choices. I'll be going back next time I'm in BrightonMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 13 September 2021

Absolutely loved this place. Charming cosy decor, very clean, spotless facilities, the warmest welcome. The owner is a beautiful character that chats to customers, takes orders and whips up food all at the same time. I was there at breakfast and although it was a...busy time it only took 30 min from the walk-in to finishing my meal. Will come back for many more of lovely fresh Cypriot food.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 8 September 2021

Cafe Diva is without a doubt the best spot in town. Everything is prepared with love - the coffee is amazing and after months of going due to lockdown, went back today and had the best cortado coffee and a beautiful Cypriot breakfast. It was...so nice, lovingly prepared and the staff are so warm and friendly, its a place to become familiar with, a place to revisit and feel looked after. So happy I have started going back, cant wait to be there again!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 27 August 2021

Discovered this amazing place, which served delicious freshly cooked food and offered excellent and friendly service. So much, we went back the following day.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 11 July 2021

Good breakfast although bacon was rather too overdone for my liking. Other things to choose from if you didn't want an English breakfast

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 28 November 2020

I stopped in there this morning as my regular place was closed, and honestly I was happy I went there! I was greeted and made very welcome. The person who was working was very chatty and lovely. A customer in there recommended the banana cake...and quite honestly - it was incredible. The person who worked there had made it and it was amazing, they gave me a huge slice too! I will definitely be going back - thank you for the lovely coffee and cake x StephMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 17 October 2020 via mobile

Why is the owner so miserable? I understand businesses are struggling right now, so I try and support independent small businesses. However I always leave this cafe feeling depressed and with her sadness on me. She makes no attempt at conversation, the place looks a...little dirty and run down,she prefers to play games on her phone. Sadly this will be my last visit and she has lost my support.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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bengu s, Owner at Diva Espresso & Eats, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2020

I'm sorry you didn't have an enjoyable experience at Diva Cafe, interestingly enough, if you think I'm "miserable and always feel so depressed and saddened by me" why come back. "Dirty and run down", I've just had a beautiful refirb, and my cafe is definitely...More

Reviewed 12 October 2020 via mobile

I love Diva, food is outstanding and Bengu the cafe owner is a sweetheart. This cafe is a hidden gem of st James Street. My favourite wrap is a Diva queen, fried cheese, fried potatoes and spinach, whats not too love. Thanks Diva and co....You're the best. PeterMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Diva Espresso & Eats is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5