We tried V and H Cafe last summer when we went on the hunt for the best breakfast in Brighton. We loved them back then, so we were pretty happy when we got invited back to try their updated menu.
About V and H Cafe
V and H Cafe has been running for three years now with plenty of awards under their belts. Their passion for food, their ingredients and supporting local businesses is admirable. Their view is why compete with the locals when you could support them?
The cafe has built up an excellent customer base, with regulars visiting week in and out. They also really care about catering to people with dietary requirements, with most of their meals being GF and offering vegan and veggie options.
The passion the team have for locally sourced ingredients is evident from the moment you step into the cafe. On the wall you can find a list of their suppliers, alongside a handy map to see exactly how far your food has travelled. Everything sourced for the cafe can be found in a short walk, or a quick drive around Sussex.
Fresh juice is squeezed on site, and Josh couldn’t help but go for one of their specials. Orange juice with ginger, carrot and tumeric made for a very interesting start to the morning. It tasted really good for you, with the heat of the ginger hitting the back of your throat.
I, of course, went for a coffee. The flat white was gorgeous, not bitter and the perfect temperature. The beans used for the coffee are from Roasted of Brighton and are Fairtrade.
The last time we visited V and H Cafe, they didn’t have a Full English offering on the menu. Of course, Josh had to have it this time around.
For £9.95 you get two eggs, streaky bacon, a gluten free pork sausage, homemade baked beans, sauteed mushroom, roasted tomatoes & sourdough toast. The price is at the higher end of what you can expect to pay for a fry up in Brighton, but it’s 100% worth it. The ingredients are of such good quality you really cannot fault anything on the plate. The sausage is thick and juicy, the eggs perfectly cooked and the portions are extremely generous!
I ordered the dreamiest of breakfasts. Eggs Benedict with roasted ham hock, kale and two poached eggs on sourdough toast. This is at the higher end of the price bracket too (£9) but again, totally worth it. This dish used to be a special but proved so popular it has been added to the menu permanently and it’s not hard to see why. The eggs were perfectly poached, the kale full of flavour and the ham hock was out of this world. I’ll be having dreams about this dish for a while.
This visit to V and H Cafe exceeded our expectations and we love them even more than before, if possible! We admire the effort that has gone into sourcing local ingredients and the customer service is always excellent.
We recommend you visit them as soon as possible. They get quite busy at the weekends so head down there early!