Many thanks Limoncina – it was a great brunch in a lovely location. Hope you are having a nice end to this so called summer.
14 reviews of Taylor St Baristas in English
We had the pleasure of a late summer mini break in Brighton this weekend and on a lovely sunny Saturday morning a decent coffee and a spot of brunch seemed like just the thing to set us up for a walk along the beach to Hove.
Taylor St Baristas is situated no more than 5 minutes from the train station, on the main drag which takes you down to the beach. When we arrived at about 11am it looked full to bursting, we were about to turn tail and look elsewhere when one of the very friendly young lady baristas caught our eye and motioned us out back where we found a small terrace with a free table and our name on it.
A menu was soon provided which contained some very tasty looking brunch selections. I kicked off with a flat white which was an excellent example of the baristas art; just the right temperature, lovely consistency and a good strength. B had the filter coffee, which as warned was a little while in the making but was well worth the wait.
On the food front B eggs royal which looked pretty good and came with plenty of smoked salmon. However, the real winner had to be my choice of rarebit which came with a generous portion of ham and was topped off with a perfectly fried egg – looked divine and tasted even better.
I finished off my brunch with a double piccolo which was as pretty as a picture in its little glass and packed a nice caffeine punch. By this time all was good with the world and we had been set up beautifully for a stroll along the prom.
On our way out we stopped to admire the collection of coffee porn at the front of the shop. All manner of equipment is available to purchase, at very decent prices, to enhance your coffee drinking pleasure including my own personal favourite the aeropress. I narrowly avoided leaving with a very attractive individual coffee grinder – but I like to think that this gives me yet another good reason to return to the most excellent Taylor St Barista.
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NunheadNeil, 6 September 2011:
Doing exactly what they do in London with only one discernible difference, they have a garden. And a lovely sofa too.
Easy to find even for those unfamiliar with Brighton, as it's just down the road from the train station, and the coffee is supreme. When it comes to serving the finest flat whites, cappuccinos etc., the Tolley family run tings.
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My second visit today, both brilliant.
The first time I had an Aeropress single Estate coffee and today a stonking Nettle & Mistletoe tea whilst the other half had a latte.
They do lunch and snacks.
A wonderful coffeehouse just below the train station on Queen's Road. The well-established Taylor Street have a selection of coffees that can be served in a variety of ways: as espresso, pour over (filter), or as an Aeropress (better than a cafetiere). The staff are highly skilled baristi who are capable of doing anything with roasted coffee (don't read into that too much). Since moving to this new location from the untenable Travel Bag offices, they have expanded their range of edibles to include breakfast and lunch items made fresh from their kitchen.
One of only three or four places I will actively seek out for coffee in Brighton.
Good job guys.
I knew from experience that this place did excellent coffee. Now that I read some of the reviews I learn that the business is owned and run by Australians, which does explain why it is head and shoulders above most places in Brighton. They really do take their coffee seriously in Australia.
I'm not sure if the coffee itself is from Australia - Or just the notion of Baristry as artistry.
They also have a sense of humour. On their website they have a link for people who don't "get" coffee, to take them to where they belong. It's a link to Starbucks...
The team at Taylor St Baristas not only make the best coffee ever in Brighton but they'll remember your order, your name and make you feel really welcome too. They sell fantastic food sourced from around Brighton - which is what its also all about
Came on a trip down to Brighton today to visit the Sister and her family and beforehand I already new where I was going to grab a good coffee first...Only to discover that TSB now have their own place on Queen Street, just down from the station - Awesome!
TSB have a Richmond outlet (my local) and a couple in the City. They are all great so I knew to expect good coffee here.
Forget the chain places -They can be ok, but why only go if you can find a better Indy coffee bar.
The quest for good indy coffee bars can be a minefield of disappointment though and here is somewhere you can guarantee great coffee and friendly staff!
Great Flat White had today - the marker for any gourmet coffee bar in my opinion - creamy and beautifully presented. I have had stronger cups but then I went for the medium rather than the usual short flat (a bit surprised they do a large here. I nearly went for it but decided against knowing I would have the coffee jitters later when I got another coffee somewhere else...) The small array of food offerings looked good to although I did not eat here today.
With really nice staff and a nice ambiance, I am sure they will do well. My bro in law who lives in Brighton goes everyday from work...
I urge you to go.
I have a great big soft spot for Taylor St Baristas, after all it's named after a street from home that I walked every day of my lengthy four year university course, never mind the sweet family behind this four store coffee house extravaganza.
They are basically the oscar winners of the coffee world (and tea we hear) and they have kept their standards so high that they now have moved to bigger premises in Brighton.
Worth a stop in and a chat with Andrew who really knows his stuff. Opening up a small room for tastings in the very near future so keep your eye on this space!
If you don’t know the name, then it’s probably because you know Taylor St as “that great little coffee place inside Travelbag on Queen’s Road.” At least, that’s how I always referred to them – until they (very recently) opened their very own cafe opposite Community Base further up Queen’s Road.
Taylor St Baristas is a family-owned Australian coffee company, who take their coffee SERIOUSLY. On their website, they say: “In our view, the barista is the most important thing standing between you and a good coffee. Like a chef, the barista’s knowledge, skills and techniques critically affect the quality of the product he’s preparing. For this reason, our baristas are exhaustively and relentlessly trained and bring, on average, 2-3 years experience to their craft.” That’s why, without a doubt, this is probably the best place to go for coffee in all of Brighton, especially now that they have their own place in this prime people-watching location (highly important for a coffee shop).
Yesterday, I had the BEST cup of Rooibos tea ever in here – loose leaf tea served in these brilliant teabag-style pouches (I cannot find them anywhere – but I need some!) I even drank it without milk (which is a first for me) but when they didn’t serve me milk, I was afraid to ask for it for fear of tainting this wonderful tea (they know their stuff, after all). You know what? It was blimmin’ delicious.
Nicely placed on the way down into town from Brighton Station.
Good coffee, made the smart way with the right stuff. Significantly better, smaller and nicer than the local competition (Costa closest and a bit further on, everyone else in the coffee game).
Totally bizarre location as a small concession inside a travel agents but hey, I guess they get to sell holidays to the whiff of hot milk and the squeee of coffee machines.
This is the best coffee I have had in the UK, PERIOD. I used to think Flat White in London was the only place I’d get the type of coffee I used to enjoy in Australia. WRONG. Taylor St. Baristas use a smoother espresso coffee whereas Flat White use Monmouth Coffee (Who’s speciality is filter coffee, not espresso) and the result is incredible.
I love the coffee here. They’ve got branches in London now and I think could be the best coffee chain in the UK very quickly!
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