• Joe's Cafe

Joe's Cafe

24 Upper Hamilton Road


01273 503 917


Once a greasy spoon, today a spot where you can breakfast on the finest organic and Sussex produce in welcoming surrounds – owners Dan and Jane Cooke have a done a wonderful, transforming job, helped by advice from the legendary Iain Chambers of Seven Bees (see separate entry). The whole brekkie menu is enticing, but TOB suggest you plump for the awesome Hashegeddon (£9.20) – sauteed potatoes, sausage, bacon, black pudding, mushroom, onion, tomato, and a side of beans, topped with two fried eggs, cheese and chives. You’ll feel full after but also worthy – 50p of the price is donated to funding a local community space (Joe’s is very community oriented). More modest and yet more exotic is Jan’s Spanish Hash, where the spuds are topped with chorizo, red pepper, mushroom, onion and sweet paprika (£6.50 or £7.50 for a large). A basic Full English is only £4.95, but you’ll still be benefiting from that clever sourcing of raw materials – sausages, black pudding and bacon from Sussex, free range eggs from Holmansbridge Farm, bread from Real Patisserie and Wobblegate juices from Bolney.

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