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Marwood Bar & Coffeehouse

52 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF, England
+44 1273 382063
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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“cake” (25 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
52 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Normally this is the kind of eccentric place that I love full of inventivness and old curiosities. But the shabby chic has well and truly tipped the balance into utter shabby and although the cakes look delicious, I simply wouldn't trust the hygiene of the...More

3  Thank Cassadra
Reviewed 19 May 2017

It's a coffee house. We went in for coffee. The decor is eccentric, interesting, sometimes amusing. I ordered espresso. This was a mistake. It was possibly the worst tasting espresso I have ever experienced. I have no idea what they did to it. While waiting...More

1  Thank emrystravel
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Really lovely staff, so helpful and kind to my daughter and friends child, even bringing a free piece of brownie and a star wars toy to play with. Good coffee, although would like a bigger cup. Great choice of vegan sandwiches and cake which are...More

Thank ja6qu1
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I was meeting a friend here, and they seemed to be serving a couple for a long time. I was the only person waiting to be served. I went around them so I could see the list of coffees. When I tried to give my...More

1  Thank dfran1
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Until today the Marwood Bar & Coffeehouse was my favourite coffee shop in Brighton. Unfortunately the staff had put a transphobic "joke" on the wall and when I pointed it out to them they denied that it was a problem and were highly dismissive of...More

3  Thank Syra M
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This little cafe hides in the street corner. The staff were singing along with the Background music. It felt like a secret base for young people. The decorations were "wild and free".

Thank zeit9eist
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I joined some friends for a drink at Marwood in Brighton - certainly an eclectic decor, but makes for a unique location to catch up with friends! Only negative for us yesterday, the music was extremely loud and not really suited to an early afternoon...More

Thank Tr D
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Plenty images of rock and pop stars of my day on the walls. Ambient, not my style though. Decent coffee. Quirky sense of humor. "The cook is a Scottish alcoholic and no one can understand him". The pic of St. Mary's throngs is a killer.

Thank R6G5
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Wanna chill, have a good coffee & cake? Or nice sandwich? Need to work on your laptop? Or just wanna enjoy a talk with your friends? This is the place where you should go. #WiFiFreeSpot #HipsterPlace

Thank Rehtacka007
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I was hunting for coffee shop and just came across with it. I did not expect much but coffee came out awesome. And the place is very interesting. You should visit if you are nearby.

Thank Amit D
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 382063
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We like to think we serve pretty great coffee & some amazing homemade cakes. We are vegan & vegetarian-friendly and everything is made fresh on site. We are fans of people who bring their dogs, but also provide a dedicated laptop room upstairs to those wanting to do a little work. There's also a fully licensed bar serving until late if you want something a little boozy.
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