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Cafe Bella

120 St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1TH, England
+44 872 148 6098
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
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8:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
120 St. James's Street, Brighton BN2 1TH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had dinner here last night. Opted for carbonara as thought it must be a safe bet in an Italian. I was wrong. The sauce had curdled and the bacon tasted and looked like ham to me. The garlic bread also tasted like it had a...More

Thank Eimsbuettel25
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We went here for a Saturday breakfast. Chose the saver breakfast, hash brown, sausage, bacon, egg, mush, toast, beans and coffee. £4.99. Freshly cooked and hot. Very tasty and friendly service. Would highly recommend

Thank wadds51
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Café Bella is not a fine dining or fancy restaurant. I bring my daughter here when we want to get Spag. Bol. or meet and two veg. It's like getting your dinner at home, but not having to cook. The place is frequented by real...More

Thank EannaCullen
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A genuine family run cafe (with nonna sitting in the front window), where locals gather. You are made to feel welcome and comfortable and there is a good selection of filling honest food to choose from. I was happy.

Thank helloAdelaide
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The place might not look fancy or extremenly inviting, but the workers take care of you and instantly make you feel at home. And the food is just as good! We tried some of their pastas, all prefectly seasoned and yummy. And their apple cake...More

Thank Karolina C
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I have visited this cafe before and have had good and not so good meals there, as my previous reviews show. However, whilst in Brighton with my partner this week we decided to pop in around lunchtime and see if things had improved since we...More

Thank chunkie
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This little cafè is a nice spot on the way! We had our breakfast there and everything was absolutely perfect! Food is good, staff is really kind and prices are affordable... Recommended!

Thank Elisa C
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I had breakfast here and it was just normal. The lady that served me was very friendly and helpful. In the evening, decided to tried dinner and ordered a two course meal. The main meal was brought up first even though I ordered a starter....More

Thank Derek U
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This was exactly the kind of meal we wanted, in exactly the type of establishment we desired, during our recent visit to Brighton for the day from London. It was a cold and damp day, and Café Bella was filled with lovely old English Ladies...More

Thank MonteverdiNYC
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Stopped and had breakfast, loads of offers, but apparently outside the time frame. Food was ok, not the cleanest of places. Went to pay the bill and omg got a shock, every thing individually priced, so watch out when ordering.

Thank Sandra M
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Charlotte G
19 April 2017|
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Response from mill73 | Reviewed this property |
Between the cafe and bank, hopefully they will amend your refund, but in future have some cash handy to use in small independent venues... There is two cash points within a few minutes walk of this cafe... Hopefully your... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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