For those of you who doesn’t know too much about Brighton, I will describe it in one simple sentence: the small British town is a truly vegan paradise. And if this isn’t enough, it’s in the beach too. During the four years we lived in Ireland I wanted to go there and even considered moving there (still do!) and never had the chance to do it. This month I went there for its VegFest edition.
The trip wasn’t too much like I have pictured it but we did our best under the circumstances and had our first vegan English breakfast in a great place called Infinity Foods Cafe.
As usual, we’ve checked on the website Happy Cow the vegan and vegan-friendly places in Brighton. Most of then are opened for lunch and until 6pm and some of them are open for dinner but ask for reservation (mainly during the weekends). We didn’t have the chance to go out on Friday evening and would be at VegFest during the most of the Saturday, so we decided to have breakfast and Infinity Foods Cafe would be open from 11am that day.
Located in the core of the city centre (50 Gardner Street), Infinity Foods Cafe is a small and cosy vegetarian and organic place with vegan options, which include some sandwiches, the English breakfast and all the sweets (cakes, cookies, brownies). Me and Matteo both ordered the English breakfast (how to resist to it? We have never had it before!). It took a while to get it, but that was fine. It was cold and raining outside and warm inside, baby boy was having a great time and we were having a nice chat with the woman who worked there. I had a cappuccino with soy milk while waiting and it was super creamy and delicious.
The English breakfast was totally worth the wait. It was a huge plate and everything tasted so good. I’m not a super fan of savory stuff for breakfast, more a fruit and cereal person, but I enjoyed everything. Baby boy tried just small pieces of the food cause basically everything was fried.
Although their sweets looked delicious I was “saving room” for later in the VegFest and opted for not eating anything else but my husband had a chocolate “cheese” cake. I tried it and it was very good! Soft, creamy, not too sweet (they way he like it). Too bad I didn’t take a picture of it…
We wanted to go back there on Sunday before going to the airport but they open at noon so we didn’t get the chance. This was the only negative aspect in Brighton in my opinion: the opening times of most of the places to eat. Or they close too early or they open too late. How come that any place is offering a vegan Sunday brunch there yet?
Hopefully next time we go there will be able to go to more restaurants and enjoy the beach. So I guess I will just see you again during summer time Brighton!