The Best Cafe in Brighton for a Coffee Catch-up

by Kate Stewart

Searching for the Best Cafe in Brighton

Sons of Mary Brighton

Fancy cosying up with a coffee or brunch from the best cafe in Brighton. Well keep reading and you will be soon enough. I’m on a mission to discover the best cafes right across Australia.

After a really hard couple of years. Cafes everywhere are doing it tough. You can walk through any town in Australia and see cafes who’ve had to close their doors.

I want to help in any way I can. I’ve decided to dedicate my blog, to finding the best Cafes in Australia and shine a light on them. It’s time to get out and support these wonderful cafes.  I’ve already uncovered fabulous cafes in Port Melbourne, amazing cafes in South Yarra and brilliant cafes in Collingwood. Now, I’m searching for the best cafe in Brighton.

Brighton is jam packed with fabulous cafes, serving delicious coffee and mouth-watering breakfast and lunch dishes. But we all know, not all cafes are created equal. There’s nothing worse than heading out for a delicious brunch and being disappointed with what you receive. So, I’ve done the hard yards. I’ve visited cafes all over Brighton, from the lively spots to the hidden gems. After so many lattes, bacon and egg rolls, pastries and avo on toasts, I’ve narrowed it down to the six best cafes Brighton.

I’m so excited to share. Let’s get going.

Where are the Best Brighton Cafes?


416 New Street, Brighton

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Superrandom Brighton


Superrandom is a great little cafe, known for its friendly service, excellent coffee and delish toasties. The interior is so different to other cafes. There is a collection of construction materials acting as tables, held together with steel clamps.  Pot plants hang on rope swings and fabulous art works line the walls.

Superrandon is really focused on take away, serving delicious jaffles, beautiful baguettes and a mouth-watering selection of pastries and sweet treats.

Breakfast at Superrandon includes Bircher Muesli with apple berry compote, yogurt and toasted almonds or delicious homemade crumpets. In terms of the flavoursome pressed jaffles on offer. There is one with mushroom, spinach and fetta, one with slow roast lamb and one with roast chicken, pesto and tasty cheese.

If you are looking for something sweeter, don’t go past the Nutella and banana jaffle. It is amazing.

The delicious coffee blends are supplied by Cisco Roastery. Also on offer is tea, pressed juices and milk shakes.


14 Spink Street, Brighton

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Sons of Mary Brighton

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Sons of Mary is one of Brighton's hidden gems. It’s such a great place to meet family and friends, enjoy the wonderful surrounds and share delicious food and coffee. With a commitment to fresh produce and quality, Sons of Mary serve modern Australian dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For breakfast, choose from Smashed Avo, Honey Roasted Granola or Brioche French Toast with roasted rhubarb, fresh raspberries, vanilla cheesecake spread, ginger and macadamia crumb. Lunch includes salads, burgers and an amazing Seafood Linguine with chilli, garlic, prawns, calamari, mussels, olive oil and white wine.

For dinner, there are larger choices including Crispy Calamari, a Twice Cooked Duck Leg and a delicious Pork Cutlet with sweet potato puree, honey glazed baby carrots, almonds and crackling crumb.


452 New Street, Brighton

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The Little Ox Brighton

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The Little Ox Cafe has been a Brighton institution since 2009. They serve delicious breakfast and lunch dishes with the freshest local ingredients. The cafe’s approach towards hospitality is simple. Great food, exceptional coffee and the best service. There is even a fabulous sun-filled dining space located outside. It’s a great space to park your bike or even bring your furry friend.

On the all-day breakfast menu, there are eggs every style you can imagine, Avocado Toast, a Mushroom Medley and some delicious Zucchini and Corn Fritters.  For lunch, there is a Grilled Chicken Salad, a Slow Cooked Lamb Salad and the Big Easy. It is a delicious chicken burger with southern style marinated fried tenderloins, American cheddar, caramelised onion, coleslaw, pickles and chipotle mayo on a Brioche Bun.

On the sweet side, there are mouth-watering house-made cakes, pastries and biscuits in a glass cabinet on the counter, as well as brownies, homemade marshmallow, blood orange cupcakes and shortbread.

The delicious coffee blends use various beans from India, Costa Rica and Sumatra. All thanks to Red Star Coffee Roasters in Port Melbourne.


116 Martin Street, Brighton

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St Martins Cafe Brighton

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St Martins is one of my favorite cafes in Brighton. They love to support local, organic, and free-range food that is in season, because it tastes the best. While the cafe fit out pays homage to the nearby Brighton Beach Boxes, the kitchen is focused on food with a difference.

On the menu, there is a Vanilla and Yoghurt Panna Cotta, a delicious Egg and Bacon Roll and Mushrooms on Toast with garlic and thyme butter, pickled fennel, goat cheese, hazelnut and poached egg.

Clark Street Coffee Roasters supply the smoothest of coffee blends, making it impossible to just have one. There are also teas and delicious smoothies to choose from. The Mango and Coconut smoothie was outstanding.


129 Church St, Brighton

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Brighton Soul Cafe

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Brighton Soul is a cult favourite among locals. With bright neon signs, exceptional coffee and a passion for quality food, this Brighton Cafe is a real winner. They pride themselves on their light and bright menu, and their passion to transform dishes to something a little different. On the broad breakfast menu there is Smashed Avo, delicious Baked Eggs and the wonderful Forest Floor. It comes loaded with grilled mushrooms, truffle oil, seasonal greens, poached egg, beetroot hummus, sourdough, haloumi and parmesan.

For lunch, there is a Lobster Tail Brioche Roll, a Thai Salmon Salad, and a Seafood Laksa with white fish, calamari, mussels, prawns, chicken stock, egg noodles, bean sprouts, lime and coriander.

Brighton Soul's drinks list is equally broad. There are organic blends from Colombia and Brazil, cold drip, Swiss water decaf, loose leaf teas and a Bonsoy Prana Chai.


2B North Road, Brighton

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North Point Cafe Brighton

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North Point is a family-run cafe with stunning bay view’s, serving delicious all-day breakfast and lunch dishes. It’s such a great place to sit and relax, in the gorgeous outdoor dining area overlooking Port Phillip Bay.

On the breakfast menu there is a Chorizo Omelette, Avocado Bruschetta and a Breakfast Quesadilla. It comes packed with scrambled egg, chorizo, caramelised onion and cheddar cheese, topped with smashed avocado, corn salsa and chipotle mayo. There is also a fabulous selection of bagels, croissants and toasted banana bread.

For lunch, there are pressed sandwiches, fresh salads and a delicious Paella with fresh seafood, chorizo, chicken, peppers, fresh herbs and peas tossed together with rice and tomato sugo.

But my pick at North Point Cafe is the Salmon Poke Bowl which comes with miso cooked salmon, brown rice, pickled ginger, avocado, cucumber, sliced capsicum, shallots, pickled cabbage and sesame soy dressing. It is outstanding.

To drink, there are amazing coffee blends and a healthy selection of teas, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies.