Cafe culture in Brighton. A new cultural wave has taken Brighton by storm, and surprisingly it has nothing to do with the sea. In fact it’s all about the humble cafe. At first glance you would assume that cafes in Brighton would be the same as most places in the UK, but at a deeper level there is an increasing number of small, local and independent cafes in Brighton springing up all over the city that are lending their hand to fostering strong and supportive community networks. While it’s true that all the big players are present, like Starbucks and Costa, it’s the independent spots that has got Brighton cafe-lovers buzzing. Offering a unique experience, mostly in cosy and relaxed settings, these cafes in Brighton have set their sights on providing better, more ethically sourced coffee and cafe-style fare with creative choices you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else, even in London. Ranging from ethical coffee beans, to organic and vegan cakes or food, Brighton’s cafes are changing the face of this community in all the right ways.