Post House Cafe


Post House Cafe is one of the latest additions to Brighton’s food and drink scene, located in the bustling Lanes district in the original Post Master’s cottage dating back to the 1870s. In its newest incarnation, Post House Cafe is a positive and vibrant place that brings people together without formality or pretence.

Spread over two floors, the landmark property has been lovingly restored whilst maintaining as many original features as possible. Each area in Post House Cafe has its own feel, exploring colours, collaborating with local artists and bringing balance to a beautiful historical building for modern use.

The ground floor has a vibrant and inviting main café and bar area, an intimate snug and a colourful urban garden with eye-catching murals by local artists that span the length of the outdoor space.

The first floor comprises the Post Room and adjoining Gallery Room accessed through original wooden bi-folding doors with stained glass inlays that when opened form a large, modern Victorian space with flexible restaurant-style seating that can also be used for events, larger group bookings as well as private dining.

Post House Cafe is open 7 days a week, day and night. A convenient ‘grab-n-go’ option of freshly baked pastries, breads and cakes all made onsite by their resident pastry chef, as well as quality teas and coffees is available from 8am Monday to Friday, and from 10am on Saturdays.

Breakfast and brunch is served from 10am to 2pm Monday to Saturday and in the later part of the afternoon the venue transforms to a cool restaurant and bar for the rest of the evening serving dinner from 4pm to 9pm in the form of seasonal sharing plates inspired by pan-European flavours and ingredients. All that as well as fine wines, great beers & cocktails - a café, bar and restaurant for all day use.

For food lovers, Post House Cafe offers a sensational set tasting menu (minimum 2 people), showcasing some of the standout dishes from the sharing plates menu along with incredible side dishes and finished off with something satisfyingly sweet. Perfect for date night or any other special occasion.

On Sundays, Post House Cafe opens at 12 midday and keeps the tradition of roasting going strong by serving one of the best roasts in Brighton… and even has a Bloody Mary station with all the condiments you need to customise yours just the way you like it.


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 9:00 18:00
Tuesday 9:00 18:00
Wednesday 9:00 18:00
Thursday 9:00 23:00
Friday 9:00 23:00
Saturday 9:00 23:00
Sunday 9:00 18:00 Sunday Roast service only. Last seating at 16:45



Post House Cafe, Post House Cafe, 52 Ship Street, BN1 1AF


The Lanes


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves European, Brunch, Tapas, Bar Snacks, International, Breakfast and Roast Dinner food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Breakfast and brunch served from 10am Monday to Saturday - hot cooked breakfasts, sourdough toasts with a variety of toppings, fluffy pancakes. Dinner served from 4pm Wednesday to Saturday - seasonal small plates inspired by pan-European flavours and ingredients. Try our sensational set tasting menu - a feast of sensational sharing plates accompanied with side dishes and finished off with something satisfyingly sweet. Incredible roasts served every Sunday from 12 midday, and there's even a Bloody Mary station to customise your just the way you like it!

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