Cafes for a cuppa with older adults in Brighton, Hove or Shoreham

Enjoy a lovely cuppa and catch up in Brighton, Hove or Shoreham the next time you’re out with an older loved one; drop by some of our favourite cafes…

Getting out and about in your local area, and chatting over a nice cup of tea, is a great way to stay happy and connected in older age. Here we share some of our favourite spots near Brighton seafront, in Hanover, Portslade, Mile Oak and Shoreham.

Roedean Café

The Roedean Café & Mini Golf sits on the hill above the Brighton sea. The Café has been serving customers on Brighton seafront since 1938 and is well worth a visit for a a picturesque seaside scene for a chat over a cuppa. There are picnic tables outside too, with sun/rain parasols if you fancy some sea air. All day breakfasts are served alongside other proper meals and delicious desserts. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available.

The café is dog friendly and there is a car park with free parking for up to two and a half hours for customers. Just enter your vehicle registration at the café. There are six steps up to the café. Open every day 9am – 3.30pm.

Fabulous sea view at Roedean Café, and the chips that are out of this world!” Jess – Care Pro, Home Instead Brighton, Hove & Shoreham.

Location: Marine Drive, Brighton, BN2 5RL.

Dobbies Garden Centre Café

The café at Dobbies Garden Centre Brighton (formerly Wyevale) is a good option for a browse around the store and a nice cup of tea, inside or outside with a view of the lovely plants on sale. Located next to Brighton Racecourse, sitting above Hanover, it has a wonderful view down to the sea. Breakfast is served until 11.30am, hot main meals from 12-5pm, sandwiches, toasties, jacket potatoes and salads from 11.30am-5pm and hot drinks & cakes until 5.30pm. Special offers are available for the over 60s and singing up to ‘Dobbies Club Plus’ for £12 a year gives discounts on store goods and two free hot drinks a month.

There is an accessible toilet and free parking. The store has ramp access and there are a few steps up to the café. Open 9am-5:30pm Monday to Saturday and 10:30am-4:30pm on Sunday.

“Handy for a bit of shopping for plants and gardening stuff, as well as decent café for a good chat in a lovely colourful environment.” Toni – Home Instead Sussex Marketing.

Location: Warren Road, Brighton, BN2 9XX.

The Coffee Shop at MayberryGarden Centre

The Coffee Shop at Mayberry serves a range of teas coffees, frappes and smoothies as well as home-made meals and cakes. There is plenty of space, so accessible by wheelchair, with a pleasant garden centre shop selling greetings cards, gifts, ornaments, and the usual gardening things.

Access is through the rear of store with some distance to walk to the café, but with level access. Wheelchairs are available to use and there is a large car park with number of disabled spaces near the entrance.

“A nice, spacious café and lovely garden centre shop too.” Jo – Care Pro, Home Instead Brighton, Hove & Shoreham.

Location: Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, BN41 1SP.

The Holmbush Centre

The Holmbush Shopping Centre is located nearest to Shoreham Port, between Brighton and Worthing. There is a large car park, including many disabled spaces, and wheelchairs are available from the main entrance if needed with full wheelchair acceess. Surrounding villages are also linked by an exclusive FREE bus service – The Holmbush Express.

Several options are available to choose from for a cuppa and a chat:

  • M&S Café – good cafe with a varied menu of teas, coffee, cakes, sandwiches, soups and hot meals. Lots of seating but can get crowded at peak times.
  • Harris & Hoole Café – find it in between Tesco and M&S. Small seating area, serving tea/coffee, cakes and snacks.
  • McDonald’s – for those wanting a fast-food fix as well as tea, coffee, or other soft drinks. Located in between Tesco and M&S.
  • Next – the shop has a separate car park with plenty of disabled spaces. Costa Coffee is situated on first floor accessed by escalator. Spacious seating area but can get busy at peak times. Various coffee and tea options, cakes, sandwiches and salads.

“Four great café options, and lots of shopping too!” Kat – Head of Care Pro Experience, Home Instead Brighton, Hove & Shoreham.

Location: Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham, BN43 6TD.

Mile Oak Farm Shop Café

The Mile Oak Farm Shop and Café is a small, family run business. The café has both inside and outside seating and serves hot and cold drinks, hot food and freshly baked goods. The shop also sells a range of local, fresh produce. A lovely place to visit, with donkeys, horses, geese and other animals on the farm, so a gentle walk before or after a cuppa is a good option for a morning or afternoon trip out.

Free parking is available. There is a slope and an unmade road to navigate which may make access difficult for some with limited mobility.

A lovely place to visit for a cup of tea, shopping and a short walk to view the farm animals, but not for those with limited mobility!” Jess – Care Pro, Home Instead Brighton, Hove & Shoreham.

Location: Mile Oak Road, Portslade, BN41 2RF.

There are plenty of places for a good cuppa in and around Brighton, Hove & Shoreham, with many suitable for older adults. Why not try one of our suggested spots on your next outing – a good chat and a cup of tea in a nice local venue is sure to put a smile on your faces!

There are many benefits to Home Instead’s companionship-based home care. We provide high quality, expert support services to allow clients to continue living safely and happily in their own homes as they age. And our committed team of fully trained and compassionate Care Professionals are locally based across Brighton, Hove and Shoreham.