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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:17 am 
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I just never eat Indian when I'm away as it's the only thing I can eat out where I live. How is the afternoon tea at Metrodeco? I always overlook it because we stay so close to it.

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
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I haven't had the full afternoon tea myself, I just go to places for tea and cake normally but their cakes are nice and their Teracotta Sunburst rooibos tea (rhubarb and vanilla flavoured) is my favourite tea - I even drink it at home!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:17 pm 
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jojo wrote:
KatyCarr I've never spotted vegan labelling on their menu before. Thanks for the tip! I think everything would probably be too spicy for me but I might have to check it out with friends sometime anyway.

rentaghost I loved the chocolate raspberry cake from Catwalk Cales when I tried it but the price & size of the slice has put me off going back for more.


I stayed in the my Hotel when i visited Brighton earlier this year and the Chili Pickle had a vegan thali on the room service menu which I thought was pretty awesome - I didn't even pick the hotel for food options as we weren't planning on eating there!


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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:22 am 
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The second Iydea has now opened on Western Road and its open til
10pm some nights!!


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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:49 am 
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How tightly packed is the new V Bites?

I remember Aloka being quite spacious but I think that was more because there weren't many tables rather than actual space.

Am I going to annoy everyone if I roll up at a weekend lunch time with the kids and the buggy (I can fold the buggy but still needs storing)?

I hate feeling like I'm in everyone's way (which I do in a lot of places in Brighton!)


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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:07 am 
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KC the new VBites actually seems more spacious than Aloka, they've moved the food boat thing over so that it's on the wall opposite the till & most of the downstairs seating is along the windows like in Aloka. The upstairs seating is open all the time too which means there's usually space for buggies etc downstairs.

WaiKikaMooKau are also super accommodating to people with buggies and kids especially if you book a table in advance.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:05 pm 
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Thanks Jojo, that sounds promising!


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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:06 am 
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Just a quickie to say the food at Gars was bad and the service even worse, so that's crossed off my list and should be off yours too.

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
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Oh no. Thanks for letting us know Efcliz.


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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:02 pm 
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I'm sensing that places in Brighton are not very consistent from reading this thread and Twitter- we had awful service in Vbites on Saturday. I was really disappointed as I wanted to love it (and I was there with meat eaters so I wanted it to impress).


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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:45 am 
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I don't know I could call Gars not consistent because it was many years since trying it and loving it and going back and being awful. The food wasn't inedible but the service was dreadful and they committed the ultimate sin of ignoring us when we complained.

I went past VBites on Saturday morning and even though I'd just eaten a huge Paskins breakfast and about 10 pieces of toast someone in the window was eating breakfast and it looked fantastic. I had to be persuaded not to go in and order it. I only stopped myself because I wanted to get lunch.

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:31 am 
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Just read a new place opening up which is entirely vegan. It's called http://www.vbites.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
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I was going to go to Vbites before a gig I was going to the other night but it was shut.


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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:23 am 
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VBites shuts around 6pm Pi-Face.

I tried the new Iydea (Western Road) a few weekends ago, we really liked it. They only have one FB page though and the food listed is what they are serving at the Kensington Gardens branch.

Boho Gelato made a spectacular Cookies & Cream 'sorbet' using Oreos (it was soooo ice creamy, probably because of the filling). Don't forget they take requests so if you are coming to the area and want a particular flavour you can ask them to make it for when you are there, just give them a day or two notice.


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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:19 am 
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Ahhh they made it. You can thank Jojo for the oreo Boho! She told them oreos are vegan and suggested they make a vegan oreo gelato!

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
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Just popping by to say I love Brighton :)
I learned about all of the yummy places through the PPK (&jojo)

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:46 am 
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Has anyone tried Warung Tujuh Indonesian food?

By the way the Boho Gelato salted peanut and caramel sorbet (known as 'crack' for good reason!) is AMAZING!


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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:34 am 
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My not for profit bakery Operation Icing is doing a cupcake box for Valentine's Day this year.

Six cupcakes for £13, the box includes two Mini Doughnut, two Double Chocolate Dream and two Sweetie which come topped with love/heart sweets. All profits from the boxes go to the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service. It's also a super rad deal because usually my minimum order is 6 of the same flavour so even if you hate Valentine's it's worth grabbing a box!

Details on the menu page of the Operation Icing link in my sig.

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
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Good luck with that Jojo, it sounds like a fantastic deal! I would definitely go for it if I lived closer :)

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Seriously - those Mini Doughnut cupcakes are amazing. You have to have those at VegFest (or even just sell bags of mini donuts!).

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 Post subject: Re: Brighton
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Cloud9 have opened a second branch and this one has vegan cake! I had one of their 'cupcake loaves' and it was amazing - the flavour and texture were fab and the rectangular shape makes a nice change.

They tell me they always have one vegan option, often more at the weekends. They would increase the range if there was more demand so spread the word! Also, so far they have not had the same flavour twice which really appeals to me because as much as I love other cake options in Brighton they do tend to revolve the same handful of flavours.

(Cloud9, 15a Kensington Gardens, almost opposite Iydea. As far as I know the other branch doesn't do a vegan cake.)


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I'm visiting Brighton for a couple of days early next week. Where should I go? I'm particularly keen on finding somewhere that does a great vegan breakfast.

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 7:22 am 
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If you don't mind a bit of a walk out of the lanes (not sure where you're staying?) the new Iydea has a good breakfast menu, it has tofu scramble and it's good. Their other one in the lanes doesn't have this (or didn't last time I went, Jojo might know if this has changed).

Wai Kika Moo Kau is good for brekkie too.

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I guess I have three favourite breakfast spots depending on what I fancy. Infinity cafe do veggie bacon and tofu scramble, I think their breakfast's actually my favourite because the garlicky greens are delicious. WaiKikaMooKau & Iydea's breakfasts are awesome too and if you aren't mega hungry Iydea's brunch sandwich thing with avocado, hash browns, salsa & sausage is pretty great too. And as Sal said the Iydea on Western road does a full English with tofu scram but the North Laine location doesn't.

Feel free to shoot more questions my way & lemme know if you need an eating buddy!

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 9:48 am 
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rentaghost wrote:
Cloud9 have opened a second branch and this one has vegan cake!


When I went to try their vegan cake (a cheesecake type slab) it wasn't actually vegan. It was decorated with those little gold & silver balls which had beeswax. I emailed and they now know where to go to look up e-numbers and I'll hopefully get a chance to go back & try again soon.

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