I paid a visit to one of my favourite cities, Brighton, last weekend for my friend’s wedding and decided to stay over for a bit of extra exploring (=eating) the next day. Seeing as I basically ate my way through the city on Saturday, I thought I could share how my day in Brighton looked like through the places we ate in. I’m happy to say that they were all exceptionally good too, so please read on..!
Kooks was recommended to me by my friend Alex who lives in Brighton. She had heard lots of good things about the restaurant from her friends, so we booked a table – I was already sold when I first looked at the menu, and I’m very happy to say it didn’t disappoint!
I ordered the sourdough toast (so good) that came with guacamole and hummus, as well as halloumi, falafel, mushroom, tomato and 2 eggs on the side. It was the tastiest breakfast I’ve had in a long while and I would 100% go back to Brighton just for it. The only thing I wasn’t sure about was the falafel which was a little bit dry, but everything else was lovely.
Kooks also do breakfast cocktails and spritzes which looked amazing, but I stayed strong and non-alcoholic and ordered a freshly squeezed orange juice instead. They do other juices too, as well as your typical hot drinks like coffee and different types of teas.
After strolling around Brighton’s lanes for a good while, we decided it was time for cake. As you do.
There’s SO many little bakeries and coffee shops to choose from so it was very hard to decide. In the end we ended up in Coffee Tree which turned out to be a great decision as I’m still thinking about my slice of cake… I went for the lemon and blueberry cake and it was seriously tasty. I’m not usually a cake person, but this (and that brownie & sundae combo from last week…) alone could turn me into a full time dessert fan.
Alex opted for their chocolate fudge cake which got the thumbs up too. Both of us also tried out different herbal teas: me the pomegranate one (kind of like your regular red berry tea – lovely, but nothing special) and Alex the white pear & ginger one (very, very good!).
So, La Choza could possibly be my new favourite place in Brighton.
It’s the most amazingly colourful little Mexican restaurant in one of the side streets in central Brighton (there’s one in Hove too, so don’t let that confuse you) and it’s just lovely. They have a long cocktail list (lots of margaritas and tequila, of course) and a simple concept for ordering food: you choose your base (burrito, tacos etc), your filling and your hot sauce (from very mild to very, very hot) and the kitchen will mix and match it for you.
I wanted to try everything, but in the end settled for the burrito bowl with a sweet potato and feta filling. I couldn’t resist, and ordered two different sauces too: salsa verde and chipotle (I had to pay extra for the second one) because I just couldn’t decide and I’m glad I didn’t – they were both so good.
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