Here are some of the messages we have received from from our friends and customers from the visitors book at the café and through our web-site and on other websites. Thank you all for such lovely comments:
quote from Harmony 37 on Qype http://www.qype.co.uk/place/304072-Pavilion-Gardens-Cafe-Brighton
This is a mainstay of Brighton life! A wide variety of coffee, the cakes and even the sandwiches look home made. Its well staffed, and the staff are often really helpful too. A great place to sit and people watch – the gardens are often used for exhibitions now, such as the fundraising elephant exhibition recently, or there are buskers (who don’t come round the tables, they’re in the public space). Lovely for people with children – the grownups can have their coffee, and the children are free to run around and play – even the road thirty yards away is now pedestrianised. There are clean, well regulated public toilets at the edge of the gardens in another direction.
In the centre is a lovely cafe where you can sit and enjoy the gardens and your surroundings. Obviously it is far more busy and popular in the summer when the weather’s nice, but to be honest Brightonians love it and you’ll find people sitting there all year round.
Fantastic to find the Pavilion Gardens Cafe and the Rock cakes still here and unchanged apart from the chairs. I was an art student in 1970-71 and came every day the cafe was open.
I am so glad that the cafe has not been replaced by a trendy plastic version of what was my favourite place.
Long may it continue and long live the Rock Cakes!
p.s. lovely lunch too!
I really look forward to the re-opening each spring.
I like the rock cakes.
R. J. McConachie
Very good service & very nice people
Mr. & Mrs. Gibb
I really enjoy the Pavilion Gardens Café - Great atmosphere & service
Miss. Noreen O’Sullivan
Wonderful people, good food and good company
Mrs. D.P. Godfrey
We regard the café as an important venue for meeting friends.
Mr. & Mrs. R Cresswell
I know summer is coming, when you re-open again I bring all my visitors
to sample the Rock cakes. Always good value & friendly service. I’m a fan.
Best Coffee & wonderful rock cakes & friendly smiling service.
Mr. Cecil Watts
The café is well liked by the locals & one of the nicest places in Brighton.
John & Julia Hunt
The service is very good.
Our favourite Café.
David & Terry Halliwell
I have been coming to this café for over 40 years and I know all the family
Very well. This is the best café in Southern England.
Where would we be without the Pavilion Café. Keep up the good work.
Always made welcome. Best drinks, food and good prices
Mrs. I Gailernault
Couldn’t live without the café.
Staff at the café always friendly and the food is nice.
Mrs. Pamela Keane
It’s a great place. Have known it for years and it gets better all the time.
Delicious cakes, friendly service, lovely location and brill’ buskers.
I’m delighted you are open again & love your home-made Rock cakes
Very relaxing, service is very good.
Keep the present owners for ever.
Mrs. K. Moss
Very enjoyable here especially in summer.
Please don’t change this unique ‘oasis’.
Mrs. Vicki Turpin
The best tea & home-made buns in Brighton. The café is known & loved by
The ‘locals’ & a centre for visitors from all over the world.
Always makes my day to find you open.
Mrs. M Mallett
The Gardens café is a wonderful place for a local flat-dweller.
There couldn’t be any changes for the better.
What delicious cakes!
Mrs. Ann Yates
Lovely place, very friendly with excellent cakes.
Great café, great coffee, great cakes, nice people. Long may you reign.
Mrs. C. Lewis
Always very friendly and kind. Thanks for all your fund-raising.
Wonderful place for tea, chat & watching people. Couldn’t do without you.
Just to say you are doing a wonderful job, don’t change anything. Thank you.
Mrs. Kim Willis
Long may the café continue – much enjoyed.
Mrs. Sally Prince
Always a pleasure to sit and ponder with good coffee and pleasant staff.
Love the coconut rock cakes.
Best rock cakes in Brighton. A wonderful amenity to have in the centre of
town. The days that start with a cup of coffee in the gardens are always the best.
Summer proper starts when you open. The rock cakes and hot chocolate are
just right. Hope you are around until I retire (lots of years yet).
Long live the Pavilion Gardens Café.
Mrs. V. Anstruther
You make the best coconut rock cakes in the world.
We always know when summer is here, when you open your doors.
Great service – great people – great place!
Just to say I’m very happy with the food and service.
Mrs. C. Green
This is a wonderful place and a lovely café – long may you all go from
Strength to strength.
I’ve always enjoyed the café with friends. I worked on an event for a local
Charity in the gardens and you were all so kind to us. Thank you!
Good food, great service and smiles.
I always recommend the café to my groups after their tours with me (I’m a
Tourist board qualified guide) as being good value, with cheerful service.
Excellent service, friendly people.
Mrs. W. Branch
One of the best places to come for a coffee and buns.
Mrs. K. Whitcomb
Great café, I love it.
Barry & Pam Wilkinson
Very good staff, good service and excellent rock cakes.
Your café is like an oasis in a desert.
Laurie & Joan Monkhouse
Very enjoyable every time I visit – Thank you!
Met at the café, proposed following day – never been so happy in my life.
Mr. & Mrs. M. Batten
Mrs. Joyce Oakes
The food and drink is of a high standard.
It’s a wonderful café with wonderful food.
Very good café.
Mr. D. Lomax
Delightful place – long may it last.
Mrs. Jenny Rodgers
Have always liked to come here.
Mrs. J. Collins
Lovely café – good food.
Mrs. D Booth
Mrs. .B. Abis
Nice place, great atmosphere! Thanks.
Mick & Lyn Trettin
Very friendly staff.
Such a peaceful friendly place to enjoy my tea.
Mrs. P. Bravington
Keep baking the rock cakes – I like mine well done.
In our courting days (late 50’s) we spent many lunch-breaks at the café. This
Association has continued over the years and we now particularly enjoy the
band concerts on Sundays. Yes the café is certainly the place to be!
Brian & Sheila Tulley
Friendly place to have a cuppa and a chat .
Mrs. Muriel Lawday
Always received great service.
Ms. V. Tancock
We so look forward to you opening each year & always make this our ‘coffee-
Stop’ when we’re out this week. Everyone is always so friendly.
Bert & Judy Gabriel
This is a real gem of a café. I always receive a warm welcome year in year out.
Lovely place for coffee.
Great place and Staff. Wonderful cakes.
My favourite summer time café. I always miss it when you close for the winter.
Mrs. Sally Bensaid
Love the café being here – great meeting place and food.
Lovely settings; friendly atmosphere. Thanks for help with my tray & pushchair.
Lovely coffee & carrot cake.
Love the café especially the cakes.
An oasis in the middle of chaos. Such a beautiful spot.
A wonderful café. Excellent staff, and good food.
Lovely food, lovely drinks, thank you.
A lovely selection of cake! A lovely setting for the small children.
Mr. & Mrs. Platt
Nice place to be.
Mrs. Rosaline Smith
Nice to see you are still going strong. I worked here in 1953 and knew
Mr. T – a very nice man.
Mrs. G. Bowley
Just enjoy coming here!
Mrs. Patricia Dagidir
Mrs. Jean Derin