My new favourite brunch spot
Moksha Caffe, Brighton Review
Moksha is one of the cafes I’ve walked past a hundred times and never heard too much about but after fellow blogger, Foodie Eshe cited it as one of her favourites I felt like I was missing out.
Moksha, which means release and liberation is an independent, family run cafe and restaurant with a great selection of cakes, burgers, salads, omelettes and much more. Food is homemade on site and all their meat is free range and sourced locally whenever possible.
Coffee is important here and their artisan coffee is roasted locally in Littlehampton. They have their own deep, rich Moksha blend and only use organic milk.
Mrs Foodie Brighton and I were here for brunch and were spoilt for choice by Moksha’s mouth-watering menu. As well as the fry-up and Eggs Royale / Benedict / Florentine you’d expect, there are pancakes (blueberry or banana), Shakshuka and Huevos Rancheros on offer too.
The dish that stood out to me was the Huevos Benedictos (£8.95) – Free-range chorizo sausages, free-range poached eggs topped with avocado & tomato salsa and chipotle hollandaise on toasted sourdough. It was every bit as good as the description suggests, maybe even better actually. Plenty of bitesize chunks of spicy chorizo, lovely fresh salsa, creamy avocado and possibly the best hollandaise in town. An absolute belter.
Mrs Scoff went for the more reasonably priced but equally well executed Eggs Florentine (£6.95) – wilted baby spinach, free-range poached eggs topped with homemade hollandaise sauce, served on toasted sourdough.
Not only do I feel guilty for walking past Moksha so many times without stopping, I also feel like I’m wasted dozens of brunches on other, inferior cafes…!
Along with Little Blue Smokehouse’s weekend brunch at Seven Stars (which is awesome) this may well have been the best brunch I’ve had in Brighton. There’s still something about the look and feel of the place which doesn’t draw me in but when the food’s this good, it just doesn’t matter.