Brighton is well-known as a hub for great vegan and vegetarian cooking, and though Green Kitchen is one of Brighton’s lesser-known plant-based cafes, it’s well-liked among locals in North Brighton and Preston Road for simple, comforting vegetarian cooking. You’ll find the restaurant on Preston Road itself, going north out of the city centre towards London Road station.
Green Kitchen’s interiors are minimal and workmanlike. It’s a small room but the team have done a lot with the space - you’ll find an assortment of wooden tables, chairs and stools inside, and the white tiles walls are home to a dailies blackboard which features a soup and a sandwich of the day. A pop of lime green on the walls helps to brighten things up, and behind the counter you’ll find friendly staff whipping up sandwiches and hot dishes.
Green Kitchen is open throughout the day but lots of people come here for the cooked breakfasts and brunches. On the lighter bites front you can grab baked beans, scrambled tofu and vegan bacon rashers on toast, and Green Kitchen offers breakfast muffins too for those on the go. If you have a bit of time on your hands, dive into a proper plate of breakfast, with options including a combination of vegan sausages, tofu patties, vegan bacon, hash browns, sliced avocado, spinach and more. The menu transitions into lunch items later on, including Moving Mountains plant-based burgers, seitan steak and chips with garlic butter or peppercorn sauce, and a variety of salads.
Save room for dessert because Green Kitchen offers a range of delicious pastries, brownies and ice cream sundaes - the latter uses Booja Booja ice cream flavours like vanilla, chocolate, raspberry ripple and chocolate salted caramel. Banana splits are a popular choice too, with options including Biscoff, Oreo and a classic vanilla with raspberry ripple.