Now Spring is truly here, there is nothing better than a lazy Sunday enjoying brunch in the sunshine, so I couldn’t wait to try out Brighton’s newest brunch spot Baker and Spice. Located just off East Street in the heart of the South Laines, Baker & Spice is the perfect pit stop before a mooch around the shops or a trip to the beach. The front of the store has a gorgeous suntrap conservatory, more seats inside plus there is plenty of seating outside in the square, so they are ready for all-weather dining, which is essential for Brighton’s changeable weather!
So, last Sunday after a lazy start we headed into town mid morning. It was a gorgeous sunny day so we decided to try out Baker and Spice and sat out in the square so we could watch the world go by.
Alongside a flat white and a fresh apple juice I went for the Eggs Royale with Smoked Salmon, which was just cooked to perfection with delicious creamy, rich hollandaise sauce.
Vee went for the Baker and Spice open sandwich with scrambled eggs, caramelised onions and bacon. She enjoyed her main course, but found the bacon was a little overdone (it was literally rock solid) which was a bit of a shame.
As well as serving brunches, Baker and Spice serve a huge range of freshly baked breads, cakes, pastries and cookies – all freshly made from their own original recipes. As if I hadn’t eaten enough, I also couldn’t resist ordering a custard pastry, which I asked to be wrapped up to take away. I enjoyed it later that afternoon with a cup of tea and it was delicious and so fresh.
We really enjoyed our brunch at Baker & Spice, it was a bit of a shame the bacon was overcooked, the staff were also a bit slow but as we were having a lazy morning sitting in the sunshine that didn’t matter too much to us, but if you wanted a quick breakfast that could be frustrating.
This is Baker & Spice’s first cafe outside of London and I think with their sleek style and artisan feel they’ll fit in perfectly here in Brighton, although if they want to keep up with the growing amount of brunch spots they might have to up their game with the service as it’s a competitive market. I’m intrigued to go back and give them a second chance as I do think the food had potential and the fresh pastries were just amazing so I’m willing to say it could have just been an off morning!
Thanks to Baker and Spice for having us for brunch, see you again soon!
I was kindly offered a complimentary meal at Baker & Spice in return for an honest review – All words and opinions are my own.