The owner Alex who is an architect by trade is from Portsmouth and has been looking for the right venue to open for business. Himself and 3 of his friends transformed this site into the modern, stylish cafe we see before us. He has worked in London, and is a regular visitor to Brighton, and you certainly do get the feel that his cafe is oozing with the style found in both of these trendy cities.
All food including cakes are made daily, and there is always something unusual to tempt you which faces you on the open counter as you walk in. No detail has been left to chance, even the food is served up on wooden boards lined elegantly with paper. There is a good selection of teas to choose from too, I will vow to try as many as I can!
The Garage lounge is open daily until 11pm and I recall Alex saying he was opening for breakfasts too as early as 7/8am. This is a great alternative to going to the pub on an evening, which seems to be our only other optionin the UK! I hope more cafes will see that this is what people want, and will also jump on board. I know of an ice cream parlour in Eastbourne of all places that does a roaring trade in the evening!
One thing to note is that you need to find a table, then go and choose your food, and place your order at the counter. This is not obvious when you first walk in and may be a little confusing, but on your second visit you soon get the hang of it. Pricing is reasonable too, and falls in line with most other places in town.
What do you think of the Garage Lounge?