Review – Marmalade
Nestled away on the corner of Eastern Road and Church Place lies your new favourite cafe. Marmalade is cosy yet spacious and ideal for whiling away Autumn afternoons glancing through steamy windows at the day going by.
Setup by long term friends and hospitality staples Tania and Louise, Marmalade is their newest venture. To them, Marmalade is about simple, accessible, easy food that can be enjoyed by all walks of life.
Expect lovingly homemade quiches, pies, salads as well as sandwiches and pastries. Speaking to the hard working duo, their vision for Marmalade is about creating a space for people to enjoy healthy yet high quality food.
“Our afternoons are filled with prep, right up until the following day” Louise said emphasising the handmade nature of Marmalade. Right down to the large, enticing and hand written menu boards, a lot of Marmalade comes from the heart and talent of Tania and Louise.
If the homemade treats don’t take your fancy, indulge in Real Patisserie breads, pastries from Cocoa and an array of bakes and cakes from across Brighton and Hove.
Offering a lovely 10% discount to the NHS staff close-by, Marmalade are already finding their niche in the saturated cafe mecca of Kemptown.
“I want to be there, I want to make the cappuccino, I want to bake the quiche, I want to serve the customer and say ‘hello, how was that’ and they say it was lovely and that is the element of what we wanted to do” Tania says, spotlighting not only the commitment of the duo but also the passion behind Marmalade.
The gorgeous space can also be used for private hire and functions upon request.
Pop up to Marmalade and while away an afternoon over scrumptious cakes, luscious coffee and filling sandwiches. Remember to say hello to Louise and Tania whilst you’re there, you’ll find them in the small kitchenette planning tomorrows delicious quiches.
Originally published in the Brighton and Hove Independent Newspaper 18/10/13
Words and images by Claire Beveridge