Whether you’ve lived in Brighton all your life or you are here from out of town, I am pretty sure that everybody knows the place to go for a truly unspoiled reflection of Brighton culture is into The Lanes. Whether it’s North Laine, or The Lanes and whether you are after breakfast, lunch, a coffee or a pint, there is pretty much something for everyone.
I first discovered Lost In The Lanes on instagram (@lostinthelaines), and was immediately completely taken in by the beautiful interiors and absolutely delicious looking food. I was slightly taken aback as I soon gathered this gorgeous little cafe had opened en-route of my regular walking paths through the Lanes, and I had not yet discovered it.
The cafe is situated on Nile Street as you head towards Brighton Place but you definitely do have to keep an eye out for it! The decor and vibe of the place is right up my street, quite minimalistic but with an air of sophistication – Think stylish light bulbs, dark warn woodwork, a gorgeous dabbled grey interior with splashes of copper and even a few inspirational quotes on the walls.
I am a huge fan of being greeted by a lavish almost overflowing counter with bowls of delicious looking vegetables dishes and fresh salads – impossible to ignore the mouth-watering cake display which I scarcely allowed myself to look at for fear of over indulgence.
The menu doesn’t disappoint – although it is fast becoming a fixture of many a Brighton bunch menu – my eyes always light up at the sight of Avocado toast! I also spot another of my all-time favourites and a not-so-easy to come by choice of Shakshuka – spicy slow roasted heritage tomatoes with organic free range baked egg with toasted sourdough. YUM.
Aside from the classic breakfast offerings of full breakfasts and eggs, Lost In The Lanes also caters well for the fast growing vegan culture and has a fantastic selection of nutrition packed options like the picture-perfect Acai Bowl.
A key focus for Lost In The Lanes is the quality of the coffee and food, which in my opinion they have managed to get bang on. I really love the tranquillity of the space and should mention that the ginger Kombucha is one of the best I’ve had (although not made on site, a ‘must try’ if you are a fan of fermented tea).
As it says on the tin, this place might be ‘lost’, but it is worth finding! An absolute hidden gem, perfect for a coffee with your laptop, a weekend brunch or even an evening of private dining! One to watch as my new favourite coffee shop in town.
Lost In The Lanes 10 Nile Street Brighton, BN1 1HW
Review by Anya Zervaduchi