1. 17 Grams
12d Meeting House Ln, Brighton, BN1 1HB
This one is for our vegan-veggie lovers! This beautiful, quiet coffee shop is located in the South Lanes, just off of Churchill Square, or you can get there by walking down from the Old Steine/ North Street bus stop. They do some amazing brunch bits, perfect if you’re planning to fuel up ahead of your study day. They have a range of seating options, from small tables to a coffee bar overlooking the lanes, this is a perfect study spot for a group of one or two.
2. Pelicano Coffee Co.
15 Lewes Rd, Brighton, BN2 3HP
This great find is definitely not a secret, but its dimmer lighting makes it more accessible! This slightly busier spot has a cosy ambience and amazing orange juice (trust me when I say it’s super tasty!) This chain has three spots located in Central Brighton, however the one on Lewes Road is a perfect spot halfway from campus to town – just be sure to get there early!
3. My Coffee Story
36 St James’s St, Kemptown, Brighton, BN2 1RG
Famous for their range of baked goods and cakes made fresh – they’ve got options from chocolate orange cake to a Biscoff cheesecake to a pistachio raspberry cream cake … all of which are homemade! The treats range from day to day but this cute spot has plenty of seating and tends to be quite quiet. Their swing seats offer an added bonus place to sit, but maybe not with your laptop!
4. Meo Plants & Cafe
39 St James’s St, Kemptown, Brighton, BN2 1RG
My personal favourite as a coffee connoisseur – Meo Plants & Cafe is a family owned cafe with a plant shop attached! It offers so many succulents to choose from and is also great for studying as the place is fairly quiet. However, make sure your electronics are charged up before you go as there aren’t any plug sockets available for customers. Their iced lattes are gorgeous in the summertime and their hot chocolates are a favourite throughout winter alongside a variety of baked goods from the Flour Pot bakery.
5. Jubilee Library
Jubilee St, Brighton, BN1 1GE
Yes, another Library – this one is just located in Central Brighton and is a library open to the general public as well as students! It is a perfect alternative if you want to change up your scenery, with plenty of desks and plug sockets, it’s the ideal study place if you want to crack on with essay writing.
6. The ACCA Cafe
University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9RA
We’ve all been to the Cafe in the ACCA… this spot is perfect in the summertime, with benches outside and seats inside it’s a great place to grab a cool drink and have some time outside with your notes for some last minute cramming for May-time exams.
7. Trading Post Coffee Roasters
36 Ship St, Brighton, BN1 1AB
Trading Post Coffee Roasters has to be one of the most popular spots in Brighton. On the weekends it’s bustling with people but during the week it is relatively quiet. This branch located in the South Lanes stays open quite late and serves some very tasty food options. It offers multiple flavours of coffee, so if you’re a coffee addict this is the place to go! It is also super laptop friendly and a great spot to brainstorm with a study group or study solo.
8. The Avenue
56 St James’s St, Kemptown, Brighton, BN2 1QG
This cafe serves great ‘open sandwiches’ with a range of fillings as well as hot drinks, but it’s famous for having a study room tucked away at the back! With plenty of plug sockets and tables, it’s great to bring your mates to have a group study session – and try out their wide range of drink options.
9. Starfish & Coffee
32 Egremont Pl, Brighton, BN1 0GA
10. The Student Centre- or at home!
University of Sussex, Falmer
When in doubt head to the student centre with a pair of headphones, find a table in a quiet spot and study away.