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Cakes The Difference

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142 Mackie Avenue, Brighton BN1 8SB, England
+44 1273 504319
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did not actually visit, but my wife brought a "doggie box" home after her visit. The cakes were superb, don't worry about the trolls, they haven't got a clue. Just keep on doing what you are doing.

2 Thank Jack_gilling
Cakesthedifference, Owner at Cakes The Difference, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your doggie box. Thank you also for your support it means alot. More 

Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At some point this place was rated #1 restaurant in Brighton (still can't believe that). And it was praised for its cakes - including gluten free options. Because of that we took a long detour to visit and enjoy the delicacies. And we have been most disappointed by learning that there was only one gluten-free cake and it was nowhere... More 

2 Thank Ayu M
Cakesthedifference, Owner at Cakes The Difference, responded to this review

In response to the above review. I will only say to anyone who wishes to read such comments that they read my response to "Disgustingly sweet cake" as the above person was with the lady in question. Thank you. More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this hidden gem for Mother's Day. Denise was so welcoming and had been asked to provide wheat free and vegetarian food for some of us. Nothing was too uh trouble. The food was excellentand there was so much of it . We went home with the remains in a box. . The cakes!!!!!!!! Go and try them for... More 

Thank anncox53
cakesdifference, Owner at Cakes The Difference, responded to this review

Thank you Ann, for your lovely review it really was an absolute pleasure to have served you. Denise More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This used to be my local place afternoon Tea and Cake, but now its always full be it the weekend or a rainy mid-week. It has now become the venue of choice for 'Ladies that do Lunch/Tea', it seem to be catch-up & chat venue. There is ample street parking and in on the #5 bus route. Not all the... More 

Thank dougthompsonBN1
Level Contributor
56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

How does this place have such high rating, this must be some misunderstanding, every place with cake in Brighton I have been to has nicer cake then here, I do not remember when I last had such bad tasting dessert. It is so sweet, sugary and unsophisticated in flavour, I left out sweet icing layers from the middle or lemon... More 

6 Thank bg1981
cakesdifference, Owner at Cakes The Difference, responded to this review

Dear bg 1981 In response to your review on the 21/03 17 I am very sorry to learn of your disappointment when you visited us recently. I appreciate that we are not able to please everyone in life and everyone has a right to have a view. But have to say that i personally found your review rather upsetting. you... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

I love this place the staff are amazing, friendly and welcome everyone with open arms. The food is the best in brighton and I wouldnt go anywhere else for tea, cake, sandwiches, breakfast and anything else you might want. I arranged my sisters hen do here and the service/food and atmosphere were perfect. I cant praise this place enough and... More 

1 Thank Beth R
Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Lovely selection of cakes and sandwiches, unlimited teas and coffee's. Also catered for gluten free for my friend, sandwich's and cakes were the same as ours and just as delicious. So much cake we brought some home.

Thank puma2000
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful homemade cakes, generous portions and a warm welcome. Quite a few locals in there who were obviously discerning regulars.

Thank jamorley
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

This is not my first visit and I have always had a lovely experience here. However, I am so disappointed today with the way we were treated by the waitress. We had reserved a table for 12pm, as soon as we arrived we were abruptly told before we had even sat down we had the table until 1.40pm when the... More 

4 Thank TG198
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Overated, small portions, not worth the money. Also was shocked to see staff making the cakes not wearing hair nets !! Disgusting. Never would return.

8 Thank lilly481
cakesdifference, Owner at Cakes The Difference, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have never been accused of giving small portions, this has to be a first! On our past reviews this has been the complete opposite. So not too sure how much food you would consider too small or too much. But clearly my tearoom is not the place for you. Judging by your previous reviews... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $22
British, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Mackie Avenue, Brighton BN1 8SB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 504319

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