Brighton, Hove & Kemptown Best New Cafés 

Locally Sourced × Crafted with Love

Located in heart of Brighton's up and coming neighbourhood London Road, Café Rust prides itself on serving fresh local produce to the community.

Café Rust swung open its beautiful hand-carved wooden doors in January 2015, since then Barbaros and the team have been serving amazing food and coffee. Coming on board mid 2017, esteemed chef Anna Quemard has been serving both quality interpretations of classic dishes and daring new ventures into the uncharted territories of food.

The café's stylish rustic interior reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area whilst retaining it's own sense of identity perfectly.

Already a firm favourite with Brightonians and visitors alike, Café Rust is fast becoming one of city's culinary hidden gems.



01273 933 795


50 Preston Road
Brighton, BN1 4QF


Mon-Sun - 9am to 5pm



Love this place. Beautiful decor, tasty food and lovely owners.
— Stacey Pates



Whether you're grabbing a takeout, or looking to enjoy a relaxing coffee with friends, pop in and see us.

At Café Rust we serve ethical, independent Brighton coffee Red Roaster. We believe that coffee farmers should be able to make a decent living from growing coffee and that their workers are treated fairly. This is why we proudly serve Red Roaster. Come and give it a try!


The Cellar @ Brighton

Descend down the stone steps and you'll discover our secret cellar. A cosy, cavernous private event space, perfectly suited to intimate gatherings with friends and family. 

The Cellar fits 30 seated and 60 standing comfortably. For larger events, we also hire out both upstairs and downstairs spaces together.

We are very flexible so call us on 01273 933 795 or pop in to chat through your party requirements and we'll do our best to cater to your needs.

Pop ups

We regularly host pop up kitchens and our latest series with MasterChef The Professionals runner up Sven Hanson Britt of The Ritz was a complete sell out!

In a relaxed and informal atmosphere, Sven and his team served up stunning seasonal menus devised to awaken your palette with a few surprises along the way. 

Keep an eye out on our website, social media and https://tabl.com  for more information on our upcoming pop up events. We guarantee a memorable evening full of fabulous food.

As featured in We Love Brighton's 'May Top 3 Pop Ups'.


Our newest addition to the cafe family. Kemptown Cafe Rust is located at 115 St Georges Road. This is a new joint venture with William Morris Antiques, along with the antiques, we have a whole new team of amazing baristas, front of house and chefs, The menu is similar to our other cafes but with a couple little differences, as we like our customers to be able to enjoy all three cafes. Kemptown is open 7 days a week. Monday to Saturday 8am till 5pm and Sundays 9am till 4pm. We can take bookings for big tables just call 01273607778.

In the new year we will be looking to take on private functions and pop ups from some amazing chefs. Keep an eye out on here and on our social media for dates and events.

At Kemptown, like our other cafes we are very proud to be serving Red Roaster Coffee, we are using their organic beans, we are now also using their new bucket system, to minimise our waste and impact on the environment. Check them out https://www.redroaster.co.uk/our-coffee/

Our meat is coming from Bramptons Butchers, they produce some of the best meat in the Sussex area. They have amazing knowledge and years of experience. We are very proud to be using a butcher that cares so much about what he does.

Bramptons Butchers is an award winning, traditional shop that has been trading for well over 100 years and is steeped in history. Paul the current proprietor, is renowned for his ‘naturally’ reared and produced products and principles. They ensure quality in local, free ranging Beef, Lamb and Pigs.  They are proud to let customers know that they source most of their meat from farms in Sussex. They are also well known for producing their own gluten free sausages, linked by hand, just as they did in the old days, which is the sausage we use on our menu , in Kemptown. https://www.bramptonsbutchers.com/

Kemptown, just like all our cafes focuses on fresh food, great coffee and beautiful cakes. We pride our self on great service and having a wonderful team to give you the best cafe experience. We love having a little difference with Kemptown, everything in the cafe is for sale! Of course not our wonderful staff but all the chairs, tables, pictures and antiques you see around the cafe are all available for purchase. you can get in contact with Jess about antiques or furniture on 07886320676 or jess@williammorrisantiques.com or check out his web page www.williammorrisantiques.com

Come in and visit us.

If you want to get in contact- via email caferustkemptown@gmailcom or call us on 01273607778

Or feel free to pop in and have a chat.


In the hustle and bustle of George street Hove, you’ll find our the larges of our three cafes. Boasting a beautiful sunny terrace and a spacious main cafe floor. Formally known as Lalas, we changed the name and concept in April 2018. Our wonderful manager Emy has been with the team a long time, she welcomes customers with a warm smile and has brought a caring and welcoming feeling to our family friendly Hove based Cafe. Having a team that works well and is happy is very important to the Cafe Rust ethos, Emy is great at instilling this with the Hove team.

Hove, like all three cafes has a menu with vegan, veggie and omnivorous options, along with gluten free and dairy free alternatives. We do our best to cater to our customers needs.

Hove is also available to hire for private functions and pop ups. We have Aaron Dalton @chefaarondalton www.fourrestaurant.co.uk doing a series of pop ups over the next couple months. Next pop up is Saturday 10th November all Vegan Menu (sold out) and a save the date for Saturday 15th December, details to come, jump over to the four restaurant web page to book in for the next pop up.

Keep an eye on our social media for up coming events at all our three cafes. @caferust on Instagram.


Contact us

Call us/opening hours 

Brighton 01273 933 795 from 9am – 5pm daily.

Hove 01273 776 776 from 830am - 430pm daily.

Kemptown 01273 607 from 8am - 5pm Mon-Sat 9am-4pm Sun

Reservations required for parties of 10 or more.

We live here

50 Preston Road, Brighton, BN1, 4QF

81 George St, Hove, BN3 3YE

115 St George’s Road, Kemptown, BN2 1EA