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Urban Ground

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2A Bolton Road, Eastbourne BN21 3JX, England
+44 1323 410751
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Urban Ground is a great place for coffee or a light lunch . Andy and his team run a really friendly cafe in the town centre and at The Towner Gallery that serves delicious food and coffee. All the food is locally sourced and the coffee is bought from ethically produced sources. So many fabulous variations of food with savoury... More 

Thank tessacherro
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee was nice but food was completely overpriced. Paid £5.25 for smashed advocado on toast with chilli and lime for breakfast, was hoping for a bit extra for that price. Tiny portion and no garnish, don't really know what I paid for because it wasn't the atmosphere and certainly wasn't the food. London prices.

Thank Charlotte C
Orpington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Delicious coffee, nice tea. I had a scone and it was lovely and light, my husband had the cheese and ham croissant also very nice. Service good but must say that whilst the male members of staff were charming and helpful, the females were so miserable! We went on both the Friday and also on Saturday.

Thank Kath L
Horsham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

A party of 8 looking for a light lunch and drinks, this place more than met our requirements, everyone was delighted with their food and drinks, super friendly service, fresh, tasty and good value.

Thank joanna d
Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee and inventive savouries and cakes. Good friendly service. Recommended for lunch and drop in

Thank Michael2210
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Best independent coffee shop in Eastbourne. Great food, great coffee and great staff. They have a great selection of sandwiches, scones, and cakes.

Thank ZenaDraz
Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Came in, had a quick look at menu. Ordered 2 lattes (really smooth) and coronation chicken sandwich/bap. Both great, but the more important the service was the nicest in Eastbourne!

1 Thank samsoniks
Great Leighs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

This place came recommended by my daughter. So with her my wife and 2 grandsons came for lunch. Tasty food, I had the Mozzarella with tomatoes on a great roll. The others had goats cheese and chutney. Great modern tasty food and excellent coffee. Well done for the servers too. Would come back. Highly recommended. Paul

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Bonn, Germany
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100 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

This place was fully packed, we got the last 2 seats, ordered a nice avocado sandwich with salmon, very tasty and fresh. Coffee was very good not the best one I've had but good. Chai latte was to cold for my taste, I like when the milk is hotter. It's a little bit cramped sitting very close to each other... More 

1 Thank karin b
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138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

we visited here for coffee, wasn't quite as nice as we thought it was going to be, coffee very strong but that's a personal taste. It was very busy so they're obviously doing something right as there's a huge choice of places to go in Eastbourne. Would go again but think more what to have before ordering

Thank Mary898

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $5
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2A Bolton Road, Eastbourne BN21 3JX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Eastbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 410751
Independent coffee shop serving speciality direct trade coffee, whole leaf teas, filled artisan breads and homemade cakes. We now also run the cafe at at the Towner Gallery, College Road, Eastbourne. It is on the 2nd Floor with awesome views. Licensed with local craft beers, fine wines and bubbles!

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