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“Great place to people watch, and enjoy a coffee and cake”

Pavilion Gardens Cafe
Ranked #15 of 35 Dessert in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $13
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: Established in 1941 in the gardens adjacent to the Royal Pavilion. The cafe is very popular with customers and known for its famous rock cakes baked on the premises daily. Now located between the Royal Pavilion and Theatre Royal and close to the Brighton Dome right in the heart of the Cultural Quarter. This is an Oasis in the Heart of the City.
Reviewed May 15, 2013

A lovely location and a great little cafe set inside the Brighton Pavilion gardens with super views of the Pavilion.

The salads are lovely and the coffee very good too.

The manager and staff are very helpful, and the cafe has an interesting guide to the trees within the pavilion gardens, well worth seeing

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Thank Onestewart
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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2013

Thank you very much for your kind words.

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

relaxing in the pavillion garden cafe is wonderful it has nostalgia charm and ambiance,its an open air cafe that you can sit and have tea coffee and cake or food on the menu, the view of the gardens and pavillion is lovely,or just sit and people watch

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

I just love sitting in the cafe and watching the world go by. The only downside are the seagulls that can be a tad aggressive!

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Great place for a coffee on a nice day, sat outside under the shade of the trees and enjoyed the summer sun a peacefuly haven. Coffee old fashioned filter cake is lovely.

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Thank Art R
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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2013

Glad you enjoyed our cafe, please come again.

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

This cafe,if you can call it that,has been run by the same family I believe for around 40 years or so and it shows in a good way.
Always plenty of the best home made cakes on show you'll ever see-and eat!.
On a good summer weekend it is absolutely buzzing (nicely) and you can often relax to the sounds and sights of the variety of musicians who play in the Pavillion Gardens.
All in all a MUST when visiting Brighton

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David S, Owner at Pavilion Gardens Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2013

Thanks for your lovely comments. The family business is now entering its 72nd year of trading in the Pavilion Gardens opening way back in 1941.

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