Best Baby & Child Friendly Cafes in Brighton
Brighton loves babies, you can hardly walk down the street without having to sidestep a Bugaboo or a Quinny, but finding somewhere big enough for a pushchair (or more if with other parent friends) you feel happy to feed in, that has changing facilities and serves a mean slice of cake can be a bit of a nightmare.
Brighton has a multitude of places which are perfect to feed and change your little angel / devil from birth upwards that will also satisfy you with great food and drink, you just need to know where.
Check out our top 10 recommendations below!
Conveniently located by the clock tower smack bang in the centre of town is this NYC inspired coffee shop. Owned by mysterious girl singer and Brighton resident Mr Peter Andre. The venue has comfy chairs, enough room for buggies, high chairs and good changing facilities. There is even a soft play area for toddlers. There is a great selection of drinks including an extensive tea menu, iced coffees, baby chinos and homemade milkshakes.
Location: 2 North Street, The Quadrant, Brighton, BN1 3GJ
The beach café and sports centre is a godsend for mums of children of all ages. If you haven’t been, Yellowave is a collection of beach volley ball courts opposite Concorde II on Madeira Drive, which also features a large sand pit, a private room (for parties and classes) and a great cafe. Although originally opened as a sports centre, the venue is now a firm favourite with mums and kids alike. There’s also a large sand pit to keep the kids entertained, plenty of room outside for buggies, a number of highchairs and good changing facilities. The menu is great with food options for both parents and children (try the nachos they’re delicious). The drinks list is equally as good, from fresh smoothies and milkshakes to locally sourced beer and cold wine (sometimes a coffee just doesn’t hit the spot). We highly recommend a visit while the sun is still shining.
Location: 299 Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN
Perfect location when your little cherub is screaming down the house when you’re trying to squeeze into pre pregnancy skinny jeans! Conveniently located at the end of churchill sq shopping centre, this large cafe is perfect for feeding or chilling with your little one. The cafe is spacious, has a number of highchairs and good baby changing facilities. Good coffee too, food looks less appetising, but it’s the perfect pit stop in the centre of Brighton.
Location: Unit 95-99, Churchill Square, Russell Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2TE
If you’ve never been to the Brighton Dome you wouldn’t know this lovely little cafe exists. With lots of space for buggies or for your little ones to run around, comfy chairs and changing facilities. The coffee is good; strong and aromatic. If you’re feeling peckish they also serve fresh homemade sandwiches, salads and cakes. Great for meeting a brigade of mummy friends as loads of room for buggies!
Location: Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UD
Hidden away in a quaint church in the heart of Kemptown is this lovely little cafe. Perfect for parents of young children as plenty of room for buggies and it even has a large soft play area full of toys. Most of the food and drink is locally sourced (delicious apple juice from sussex) and the flapjack was moist and moorish. With a great breakfast and lunch menu, this really is an ideal venue for mums and babies.
Location: St George’s Church, St George’s Road, Kemp Town, Brighton, BN2 1ED
A quirky cafe attached to a theatre located on London road. This eclectic venue features a variety of comfortable chairs and sofas, has room for buggies and really good changing facilities. The drinks menu is extensive from posh teas to cold elderflower presse. The food menu is small but perfectly formed. They also make crepes to order. Great venue for a refreshing cup of tea and slice of cake.
Location: 88 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JF
Although not a cafe, this fantastic gastropub has made the list as it’s a very child friendly venue for those parents wanting / needing some proper food and a cold alcoholic beverage! Situated in Kemptown this gem of a pub serves fantastic food, has a brilliant wine list and great selection of local beers. There’s also good changing facilities, highchairs and the friendly owners welcome children with open arms and are more than happy with a bit of mess as have a one year old boy. The food really is fantastic, you have to try the homemade pork scratchings (best I’ve ever tasted) and the Scotch Egg (crisp outer shell hiding a perfectly cooked egg) and I’d highly recommend the roast dinner every Sunday. They do children’s portions from the adult menu and can also whip up a pasta dish if your child prefers simpler food. In my opinion this is one of the best gastro pubs in Brighton.
Location: 8/9 Rock Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1NF
This quirky tea shop doesn’t have an abundance of space for buggies, but it makes up for it with super comfy chairs and friendly staff – so perfect for nursing your hungry baby. The tea and coffee menu really does have something for everyone, they also do a mean afternoon tea and the cakes are out of this world. Hands down best carrot cake in Brighton! More one for the mums, but still worth a try.
Location: 38 Upper St James Street, Brighton, BN2 1JN
Again not really a cafe, more of a restaurant (although it started as a green grocers), however the food for both mum and child makes this a must visit venue. Fantastic menu for breakfast or lunch, with locally sourced produce all cooked to order. They also have a great children’s menu. The pancakes are soft, fluffy and very moreish. The drinks menu is long and enticing, from a tasty Bloody Mary to a freshly squeezed juice. The coffee is also delicious. They have a number of highchairs and good changing facilities. It gets very crowed at the weekend, so if going with a few buggies best to visit in the week.
Location: The Depot , 100 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YE
The Level has had a huge renovation over the past few years, and now features one of the best play parks in central Brighton, a skate park and a great cafe. The cafe serves a good selection of hot and cold drinks (recommended the fresh smoothies) and homemade food such as artisan sandwiches and sausage rolls. There’s high chairs, plenty of room for buggies and good changing facilities. It’s the perfect location to sip a latte whilst your mini me burns off energy in the park.
Location: Rose Walk, The Level, Brighton, BN1 4ZN