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Foodie Friday - Lost in the Lanes, Brighton Brunch

It's the first of September, the first day of autumn and a time that is ripe for seasonal colds. With this in mind my next brunch spot offers you an immune boosting haven. Brand new, with a stylish interior and beautiful, gut-healthy food, Lost in the Lanes cafe provides a menu bursting with good stuff.

Foodie Friday - Lost in the Lanes, Brighton Brunch, photo by modernbricabrac


Run by its founder Isabela, the interior blends muted shades with warm orange tones from its copper table tops. Quotes from Rudyard Kipling's popular poem If, trail across the walls and the kitchen has been left open to the dining area, making it easy to strike up a conversation about the food on offer.

Foodie Friday - Lost in the Lanes, Brighton Brunch, photo by modernbricabrac


Outside a couple of tables and chairs on the pedestrianised Nile Street, have been placed just opposite the equally Instagrammable Quince florists. On the wall to the left of the counter hangs a list of hot drinks and includes one, curiously named Unicorn Latte.

Foodie Friday - Lost in the Lanes, Brighton Brunch, photo by modernbricabrac


I had arrived at brunchtime to meet the cafe's owner Isabela and I naturally ordered the unknown Unicorn Latte without hesitation.

In addition to this, I was also offered avocado on sourdough toast. Chef Claire Drabble, who trained at a Michelin restaurant in London explained that she is passionate about foods that are good for us, including fermented foods, macrobiotics and probiotics.

Foodie Friday - Lost in the Lanes, Brighton Brunch, photo by modernbricabrac


My vegan plate of smashed avocado and tomato concasse on sourdough toast arrived, topped with breakfast radish, toasted seeds and, in tune with what Claire had been saying, included was a small bowl of pickled carrots. Gut health is certainly gaining a lot of attention. Linked by the enteric system, our gut talks directly to our brain, and it not only affects our appetite but has also been linked to affecting our moods.

Foodie Friday - Lost in the Lanes, Brighton Brunch, photo by modernbricabrac


To the side of the pickled carrot was half a lime covered in poppy seeds, which as I squeezed released the juice and seeds evenly over my avocado. A simple idea and really effective. Every aspect of this plate of avocado tasted delicious, including the sourdough toast which had been drizzled with an organic olive oil direct from Greece. I'd highly recommend this dish.

Once I had enjoyed this plateful I was also given another dish to try. Next was a ridiculously pretty and petite bowl crammed with goodness. Originating from Brazil the acai bowl is a smoothie topped with homemade granola made with apple extract and nuts, plus an edible flower, frozen fruit and bee pollen that you eat with a spoon, rather than drink. It looked so pretty I could have looked at it all day.

Foodie Friday - Lost in the Lanes, Brighton Brunch, photo by modernbricabrac


Meanwhile, in the kitchen three big bowls of colourful salad were nearing completion and Isabela told me of her plans to start stocking Jarr Kombucha a Japanese raw fermented tea that is gaining in popularity.

As I continued to chomp my way through these delicacies Isabela shared a little of the ethos behind Lost in the Lanes. Isabela wants to create a haven for everyone. A place that offers succour to those that need it and for everyone to feel welcomed. It's a lovely idea echoed by the rousing sentiments of Kipling's poem.


Foodie Friday - Lost in the Lanes, Brighton Brunch, photo by modernbricabrac


This is truly a lovely central spot worth discovering and while you're there maybe you'll be tempted by the Unicorn Latte too.

With thanks to Lost in the Lanes for the complimentary meal, opinions 100% my own.

Lost in the Lanes, 3 Nile Street, Brighton, BN1 1HW

Happy Brunching

Sarah xx


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Sarah Agnew
Blogger, Modern Bric a Brac
    

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  1. I really need to pop in and visit this place when I'm next down. It sounds delicious and I'm trying to reset my gut health a bit, see if I can get it functioning better. Seems like a nice place to pop in.

    Honestly Aine

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    1. It'd be perfect I think, lovely team as well. If you get a chance to speak to Isablela, I'm sure she'd love to say hi. Hope all is going well xxx

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