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“Good coffee and good fun - something a bit different”

Marwood Bar & Coffeehouse
Ranked #37 of 73 Coffee & Tea in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $6
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: If you are influenced by trip advisor reviews then don’t come. We used to be great but now are average at best
Reviewed January 3, 2014

This place is very 'Brighton'.
As people have mentioned, the staff are not your usual bunch, but it's quite nice that they are relaxed rather than 'Yes Sir, Yes Madam' in my eyes!
The decor is fun, and it's nice to have something a bit different to the ubiquitous chains on every corner.

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Thank robberyj
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Go for a coffee and grab something to eat. place is nice. Service and staff not to much. wait long for a couple of toast and the coffee can be better.

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Thank Michael B
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Do you like going for coffee and feeling guilty for ordering? Do you like to hear the staff swear and argue with each other in a jokey manner but make you feel uncomfortable? If so this is the place for you. The staff are so cool here they will probably ignore you unless you're wearing a Victorian three piece suit. They will swan around the usually packed cafe and get angry when a paying customer gets in there way, the arrogance of the modern day customer is terrible these days, imagine getting up to leave and not being aware that a waitress is behind you. Unlike most cafe's where you would hear a polite "excuse me" Marwood's specialises in given the customers dirty looks and eye rolling behind your back unaware that they have been caught. It feels like having coffee in a teenagers mind, Star Wars toys hang on the roof for no reason. Messy décor trying to say everything and nothing all at once. Only the ultra cool may drink here and be welcomed, when I say ultra cool I mean the staff who sit at the front table and pontificate on the benefits of non prescription glasses. If you like visiting cafe's that look like an artist, and a hipster vomited their imagination over the wall this is the place for you. If you like Karma to slap you in the face for something you may or may not have done by the waitresses this is the place for you. If you like to be treated with respect and in a courteous manner then please find another cafe. I know it may be hard to find another cafe in Brighton but believe me they do exist. May the force be with you.

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9  Thank informer2
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Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Went for coffee and cake on a rainy afternoon with friends. Heard a lot about the place. Staff were grumpy, arrogant and pretentious, giving out dirty looks when taking orders from customers etc. They made a big show of being loud and fun instead of the uptight bunch they clearly are.

4  Thank Chris M
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

The coffee is good ,but not good enough to endure the rude obnoxious behaviour of the staff.
I have put up with it on one or two occasions, but no more.
There are other decent coffee shops in Brighton like "coffee at 33", where you get excellent coffee from staff that respects their customers.

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3  Thank Mary L
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