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Black Mocha, Brighton, East Sussex

Black Mocha

4.9
4.9
51 Reviews
£25 and under
Cafe Dining
Black Mocha is a modern independently run cafe by locals Heather and Paul Smith in the bustling bohemian North Laine area of Brighton offering locally roasted single origin coffee, brunch, sandwiches and snacks, gluten free bakes and vegan raw cakes.
We would like to welcome you back from the 17th of May with an increased offer now including our delicious brunch menu. As per government guidelines, for your safety and comfort please see implemented measures below;

Hand sanitiser, 1 metre distancing, table service, card payments only, regular clean sanitised surfaces with increased cleaning schedules and practices.

Terms:
Please cancel your reservation if you or any member of you group have a temperature or bad cough or sneezing.
Table reservations will be limited to 1.5 hours for guests dining from our brunch menu and to 45 minutes for guests ordering drinks and snacks available from our counter.

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2 people

23:30


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cafe Dining

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 08:00–17:00 Sun 09:00–17:00

  • Phone number

    01273 690515

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Cross Street

    Black Mocha is on corner of Tidy Street and Gloucester Road

  • Parking Details

    Nearest car park is Trafalgar Street Car Park. Once on Trafalgar Street cross the road and head down Tidy Street. At the end turn left onto Gloucester Road where you will immediately see Black Mocha on your left.

  • Public Transit

    Black Mocha is located 4 minutes walk from Brighton train station. Exit the station from the main exit and head towards the sea on Queens Road, turning left onto Gloucester Road after the Ibis hotel. Continue down the hill on Gloucester Road approx 300 metres and Black Mocha is on the left at 103 Gloucester Road, BN1 4AP

  • Additional

    Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch

What 51 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, and it’s a super cute café!
  2. RM

    RichardMulholland

    London

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent breakfast- really good service. Recommended
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Lovely spot, food is fine. Sit outside
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice meal
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely Love this local cafe, the selection of Hot chocolates are Divine as is the Brunch... I went for the Eggs Royale on my last visit, which were cooked to perfection! lovely Ambience and really friendly staff. I would highly recommend Black Mocha, and I look forward to returning!
  6. RB

    RebeccaB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited Black Mocha for brunch. Had great food and coffee served by friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely be visiting again next time we're in Brighton.
  7. EH

    EllieH

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great gluten free options and the staff were SO friendly! We also loved the chilli jam so much we brought some for Christmas Day!
  8. EJ

    EllieJ

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice of food and the coffee is amazing. My partner is coeliac and there were plenty of gluten free options for him.
  9. RB

    RosieB

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great coffee, good food and friendly staff. Nice space!
  10. a

    avera

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Black mocha served delicious, well priced food in the heart of Brighton. Good atmosphere and staff adhered really well to covid restrictions. Will definitely be back!
  11. BL

    BeckyL

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When there is so much choice in Brighton you could go to a new cafe every day but instead I prefer to return to this gorgeous little place time and again. It’s a gem.
  12. AD

    AdamD

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always. It's important for us to support small businesses during this pandemic as much as we can, so we keep returning to Black Mocha, our favourite place in Brighton. <3
  13. JP

    JanieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Black Mocha; food and coffee was fabulous and lovely, friendly staff.
  14. E

    Emkmeeson

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was amazing on the Monday-Friday £20 for 2 deal! We enjoyed it so much we returned the next day for coffee & cake - the staff we also really friendly!
  15. WJ

    WJS59

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable in every way. The most COVID secure place in Brighton.
  16. J

    Js172

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous brunch, lovely place and helpful staff 🥰
  17. CR

    CharlotteR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT brunch. Went at 10 and was relatively quiet but by the time we left every table was full. Would 100% come back.
  18. AD

    AdamD

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Black Mocha is the best spot for coffee and contemporary brunch in Brighton, with great vegetarian and vegan options. Top of the list of years now, and the staff is outstanding as well.
  19. KD

    KarleyD

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little find in a charming area of Brighton! The food was outstanding and the service even better! Would definitely come back. Also, great for gluten free!
  20. BK

    BenK

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very friendly! We come here a lot and every time the staff, food and coffees are absolutely amazing. Thank you black mocha!
  21. ME

    MartE

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and excellent service. Highly recommended!
  22. TM

    TomM

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Especially the hash, and halloumi. Great coffee and real hot chocolate
  23. OR

    OliviaR

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding! Lovely staff and great food and drinks. Lovely location and great atmosphere and decor. Very nice will definitely return and recommend
  24. NF

    NickF

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best breakfast in Brighton - great service and food is always so good
  25. AD

    AdamD

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Black Mocha not only has some of the best baristas in Brighton making exceptional coffees, the cuisine is consistently top-notch, and certainly in the top 3 best vegan/vegetarian brunches in town. They've been our favourite spot for five years and they never disappoint.
  26. AR

    AbbieR

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, very clean, safe and comfortable. Food exceptional as always!
  27. HM

    HelM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent gluten free options - all the brunch options could be gluten free. Good vegan options too. I had the House brunch meat version as GF, and my wife had the sausage sandwich and a slice of (GF) carrot cake. Delicious!
  28. SB

    StephBerry

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had never been to Black Mocha before and were completely blown away by how good the food was, the menu, the value for money but also the customer service was just outstanding! The staff went out of their way to make it a really good visit. The vegan avo chocolate and orange tart was out of this world. Fantastic tea and coffee, beautiful food and the friendly staff made it a really wonderful place to be. Thank you so much!
  29. I

    Izzy

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small but vibrant cafe. Very friendly and polite staff. Had the meat brunch which was so tasty, good quality food and a great portion size too. Lots of variety on the menu for brunch and cakes too, lots of vegan options as well!
  30. MH

    MichaelH

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really great destination for a weekend brunch. The food was AMAZING, the service staff were all super friendly and accommodating(even if you decide you want white chocolate in your iced mocha, P.S I also recommend dong this). Overall absolutely great start to bank holiday couldn't recommend enough.
  31. S

    Sara

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and the black mocha drink is something so unique I’ve never tasted before, yum!
  32. FC

    FC1bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had brunch at Black Mocha and it was lovely, especially the home made beans!
  33. CP

    ChristinaP

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very catering to dairy free and gluten free. I had poached eggs, salmon and avacado on GF toast with a oat milk iced latte and my mum and sister both had sausage sandwiches with a bit Al iced latte and a tea. All food & drink was spot on and the workers were so friendly and made you feel so welcomed. Best breakfast we had whilst we were there
  34. TP

    TomP

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect, great food and unbelievable service. 100% be back.
  35. M

    Millie

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vegan options were tasty. Accommodating to my Three Year old son. They were following covid social distancing regulations. Very clean too.
  36. M

    Mary

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our experience here, had a lovely time! The food was really good and loved that it was so gluten free friendly. We visited on holiday but if we ever went back to Brighton we would definitely go again! The staff were super friendly too :)
  37. HS

    HelenaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything on the menu looked great and our food was amazing. One of our group who was gluten free could have everything including all the cakes which were awesome. Definitely recommend.
  38. E

    Eimear

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I both had the veggie breakfast which was excellent, coffee was v good as well. Staff are lovely and friendly. I'll be back
  39. MW

    MeganW

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really friendly staff and good food! Lots on offer for everyone
  40. AS

    AliceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing breakfast, and even more amazing GF cake! On the list of places to go to when we return to Brighton!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Black Mocha offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 690515.

Black Mocha is rated 4.9 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

23:30


Google Map for Black Mocha

103 Gloucester Road Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4AP

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Black Mocha is on corner of Tidy Street and Gloucester Road

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 08:00–17:00 Sun 09:00–17:00

  • Cuisines

    Cafe Dining

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Nearest car park is Trafalgar Street Car Park. Once on Trafalgar Street cross the road and head down Tidy Street. At the end turn left onto Gloucester Road where you will immediately see Black Mocha on your left.

  • Public Transit

    Black Mocha is located 4 minutes walk from Brighton train station. Exit the station from the main exit and head towards the sea on Queens Road, turning left onto Gloucester Road after the Ibis hotel. Continue down the hill on Gloucester Road approx 300 metres and Black Mocha is on the left at 103 Gloucester Road, BN1 4AP

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch

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