Black Mocha

4.8
49 reviews
£25 and under
Cafe Dining

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Afternoon Coffee
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 49 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Lovely spot, food is fine. Sit outside

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
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!

RB
RebeccaB
London
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.

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EllieH
East Sussex
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!

EJ
EllieJ
Dorset
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.

RB
RosieB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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avera
London
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!

BL
BeckyL
Surrey
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.

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AdamD
Brighton
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

JP
JanieP
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Emkmeeson
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!

WJ
WJS59
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable in every way. The most COVID secure place in Brighton.

J
Js172
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch, lovely place and helpful staff 🥰

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CharlotteR
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.

AD
AdamD
Brighton
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.

KD
KarleyD
Brighton
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!

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BenK
Brighton
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!

ME
MartE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service. Highly recommended!

TM
TomM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OR
vipOliviaR
London
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

NF
NickF
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast in Brighton - great service and food is always so good

AD
AdamD
Brighton
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.

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AbbieR
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

HM
HelM
New York Area
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!

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StephBerry
West Sussex
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!

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Izzy
Dorset
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!

MH
MichaelH
Brighton
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.

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Sara
Bristol
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!

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FC1bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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ChristinaP
Brighton
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

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TomP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
Millie
London
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.

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Mary
Brighton
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 :)

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HelenaS
London
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.

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Eimear
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

MW
MeganW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly staff and good food! Lots on offer for everyone

AS
AliceS
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!

WJ
WJS59
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, coffee and food. Extremely well planned for social distancing and every effort to maintain high levels of cleanliness and hygiene. Highly recommended.

DA
DomA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely cafe, great staff, tasty food. We had a very friendly waiter and the food was very filling.

FAQs

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

Black Mocha is rated 4.8 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.