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28 Sydney Street, Brighton BN1 4EP, England
+44 1273 567808
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cake” (37 reviews)
“sandwich” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (14 reviews)
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09:00 - 19:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
28 Sydney Street, Brighton BN1 4EP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pelicano is way different than the high-street so called coffee shops these guys are amazing in the coffee field. Its not in prime location but its prime in its quality and services, friendly staff, well trained Baristas and great atmosphere. Artisan coffee brewers and roasters...More

1  Thank Salmanthegodfather
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Ten out of ten for this fabulous little cafe and their majestic cakes (we had the chocolate and beetroot but it was a tough decision!). Delicious coffee and earl grey tea and lovely friendly service!

Thank HannahChristian
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We spent a very happy afternoon here shooting the breeze fuelled by lovely coffee and scrumptious cake.

Thank 268Sarah
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a quick coffee and was very impressed. I had a flat white, which was smooth and rich - just how it should be! Their cake selection looked fresh and tempting, so I will definitely be returning soon...

Thank TomM5703
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I popped in to the North Laines one afternoon after one of those mornings where *nothing* was going right ... initially just to get some air and have a stomp. First, I browsed the always excellent Magazine on Trafalgar Street and chanced a publication I'd...More

Thank Georgy R
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The Pelicano is one of the best coffeshops in Brighton. It‘s a bit hidden but if you want good coffe it is a must! The Staff is very friendly and their pastries are delicious. Go for the brownies they are extremely good. The different coffes...More

Thank Baloo3141
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Went with friends for coffee, which was very good. Also had a cake, which was good. Prices were a little high, but that is expected for an independent coffee shop in Brighton.

Thank Thomas E
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Thier cakes are great so make sure you have room. The coffee is real good. Not loads of space inside but there is street space as well as the backyard. This is more of a lite bites venue. Better value that Costa or other chains...More

Thank dougthompsonBN1
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We visited Pelicano in Brighton last weekend 2 times. Both visits was very pleasant. Servis was very good. coffee was nicely decorated. Cakes / 3 out of 4 was nice and tasty. Prices are accurate. We will visit this coffee / cake shop again.

Thank Renee P
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Coffee was great and not bitter (unlike many places highly recommended in Brighton), a good selection of cakes and even though the place is small, it offers some nooks and crannies with vintage furniture. Friendly staff!

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Do you accept payments towards the 'suspended coffee' scheme?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Sydney Street, Brighton BN1 4EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 567808
Independent espresso bar in the heart of Brighton's laines Busting out killer shots of espresso from A Marzocco Slow pouring single origin coffee with precision Filling you full of hand baked cakes daily
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