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Cafe Bella

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120 St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1TH, England
+44 872 148 6098
08:00 - 22:30
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of the places in Brighton we have tried for a breakfast, I would rate this one as the best for quality of produce to price ratio. The sausage tasted the same as the ones in The Corner Café, although over £2 cheaper for breakfast.

Thank mill73
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81 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a breakfast a couple of weeks ago. Small, quaint little cafe on St James St. Was relatively busy but service was quick and the girl serving was really nice. Got the full breakfast, less than £6 before 10am. Great value, food was cooked really nicely and in general is just a nice little place to have a... More 

Thank Daniel E
East Sussex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bella café/Restaurant on st James st Brighton is without doubt the best eatery of its class in Brighton. They do the traditional (egg/bacon ect) to perfection. There menu is extensive .There steaks you would be lucky to find the same quality of meat, cooking or presentation at a five star hotel. Another dish I can highly recommend is there lemon... More 

Thank nigelpercival111
Bovingdon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here on many occasions, mainly of an evening. Great freshly cooked food from a fry up to a roast and of course Italian dishes. And have tried most of the menu... Never been disappointed with my choice.

Thank stuarttye
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Cafe is amazing! Food delicious and an excellent service .. Would recommend to anyone who loves food

Thank lolababz
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I use the restaurant regularly. There is a menu item of liver & bacon. I'm particularly fond of it. It was 'off' one day. When the waiter saw my crestfallen look a chef was sent out to buy the ingredients just for me. Wifi is rock solid. Staff are friendly but not intrusive. Can't recommend it enough for anything from... More 

Thank JeremyMalies
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We wanted a roast lunch we just could not find one when we came across this little gem. Its basic its not anything to go wow about. But it serves honestly good home made fresh food at a very good price. You might not think it to look at it but its a great find. The waitress was really friendly... More 

Thank goodfoodjudge2016
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Went in with my parents and my son. We all ate from the 2 course deal menu. The food was second to none. Absolutely outstanding. Delicious and so fresh. The service was also outstanding so friendly and polite, have already recommended to friends and family and am looking forward to making an excuse to go back! Outstanding.

Thank AlbionAlbion
Blackwood, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Went in thought hay up what we done just a little back street cafe but no service was fantastic spud and filling just could not do it justice best spud I have ever had out prices was good for food and drink friendly what more could you ask for

Thank 854tom375
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had supper with the 5 kids after a late afternoon on the amusement pier , the kids were starving , and the service was quick ( good ! ) .... We have Italian origins , so the kids loooved the pastas . They could all find Something different . AND many had a glorious apple pie , as it... More 

Thank Danielle M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1TH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 872 148 6098

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?