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17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 5:30 am
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped here for brunch on a day trip to Brighton. The food is amazing. Tasty, well presented and good value. Loved the poached eggs with avocado. Melt in the mouth. An excellent place to rest and recharge.

Thank brizzle1965
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always come here for a veggie breakfast when visiting Brighton. Wonderful food, great staff and in a fab location when shopping. Love it!

Thank Marie M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely delicious food, lovely staff. Saw me taking pic if my food and said I could have the recipes! So nice 😺. 100%recommend, even to non vegans and veggies! ♥️

Thank Helen H
London, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited for breakfast after finding this little gem on here and I was not disappointed! The menu is extensive and amazing! I opted for the vegan brunch muffin and it was delicious, the perfect size and great flavours! I was offered a freshly made ginger and lemon tea by the lovely waitress. Friendly and welcoming staff and the food... More 

Thank Rosie S
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place, great breakfast options like the breakfast muffin (filled with all that belongs to a vegetarian fry-up), the peanutbutter-banana-toast, or a vegetarian fry-up. Good coffee, lovely juices and smoothies, healthy, organic, vegetarian. Highly recommended! Haven't tried their lunch yet, but it sounds just as good as the rest.

Thank Lavendergirl66
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to both their restaurants and found selection very tasty and good value. It surprised me just how good it was.

Thank Michael G
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go out often to eat out, however as a vegetarian I am always disappointed. This cafe had the most amazing food and I am not surprised they have won a award. Well done

Thank balbirfranklin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

As a recent vegan, this was the first vegan cafe I've tried. On a weekend away to Brighton with my other half for our first anniversary and after a long day wandering around this beautiful town what we needed was a delicious and filling late lunch, and that's exactly what we got! Nothing better than cruelty free food in a... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Was in Brighton to view grand daughters work at the Graduate show. The planned restaurant was full- BUT I'm so happy she knew where Iydea was. Without a shadow of a doubt this was the very best vegetarian food I had ever seen, and I thought the cost was good. There were three of us, two had the enchilada and... More 

Thank sev1441
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

There are quite a few veggie vegan restaurants round the North Laine area but came here as felt it offered a proper veggie breakfast that wasn't trying to be its meat equivalent. Every part of it was delicious; the smokey beans, avocado and mushroom stir fry and poached eggs were particularly great. Have to say the veggie sausage was a... More 

Thank ChrisB77256

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $11
Vegan, British, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:30 am
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 441273667992
Iydea is a small and very busy express vegetarian canteen right in the heart of Brighton's North Laine area. All the food is freshly made and is on display so you can choose only what you want to go on your plate or to take away. There is an extensive breakfast menu from 9:30 every morning which changes to the lunch menu at 11:30 (12:00 Sundays). Iydea does get very busy and cramped so best to avoid peak times if you want a little more space and comfort.

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