Black Mocha

Opening Times
Monday - Saturday9am - 6pm
Sunday10am - 6pm
CoffeeSandwichSweet Treat£Cafe

103 Gloucester Rd, Brighton BN1 4AP
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Why we love it

For all manner of single origin decadence, Black Mocha - on the North Laine’s eastern fringe - might just be King Bean. An elegant symphony of sweet and savoury resonates right through this diminutive little café, starting with street level decor and concluding with a fine selection of premium eats and liquid treats. The Espresso, from Monmouth of London, is genuinely outstanding (thick, fruity and complex) and the cake curation is equally gilt-edged – those hoping to be seduced by divine vegan and gluten free fancies will not be disappointed (think salted peanut choccy slices; whets your whistle, doesn’t it). Raw craft chocolate is sold by the vibrant boxful to the left of the coffee counter, and – best of all – the café’s namesake beverage (a Black Mocha) is a straight-up treat. Put a couple of hours aside and percolate in Black Mocha - it’s up there with the creme de la crop.


The Black Mocha: Monmouth espresso and single-origin dark chocolate. Tasty
Try the homemade soup and toasted sandwiches for a light lunch
Ensconce yourself in your own coffee-shop hideaway on the top floor