A radical social centre with a cafe during the day, 5-minute walk from Noth Lanes. Hot food is served 12:30-3:30pm. It's volunteer-run small place with alternative atmosphere. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan, English, International
12 London Road
Brighton, England BN1 4JA

Wed-Fri 12:00pm-6:00pm

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cash only


First Review by just
  • vegan

The only bad place in Brighton

2 Posted on 05 / 26 / 2014

They only had soup & bread, and that's not a meal for me !!

Cons: not tasty, not various, portions not generous
  • vegan


5 Posted on 12 / 13 / 2013

Great place, never had a bad meal.

Lots of political events, has a great resource library upstairs with loads of radical lit and films..

My highlight is the thursday night vegan meal, absolutely massive portions of great vegan food for 3.50, and serve vegan beers.

Pros: Great place, Great people, Great food
  • vegan

Home away from home

4 Posted on 11 / 15 / 2010

I've been to the Cowley Club a few times when I was on tour with my former band. And everytime we played we were overwhelmed by the great hospitality and the amazing food.
The Cowley Club is run by volunteers, and htey know how to take their job serious. In hte daytime it's a cafe plus a radical bookstore. A lot of young families from different backgrounds hangout there. Quite some young kids playing with each other while the parents are having a cup of tea.

The best thing of the Cowley Club is that it is an autonomous centre. Meetings happen there, concerts, discussions, benefits. All to make this world a bit better... Stop by there if you come across Brighton, it's THE place to meet awesome inspiring people.

Pros: all volunteers, great great food, autonomous space

  • vegan

Fundraiser roast

4 Posted on 12 / 15 / 2009

A couple of weeks ago i had a roast dinner at the Cowley. When the food arrived i was unsure if i'd get through the plateful as it was huge(i did!) There was nutroast, the essential roast potatoes, a variety of veg all covered in gravy. The spuds were gorgeous and i enjoyed everything else on my plate, though personally i like a bit more gravy! It was a fundraiser roast for the hunt sabs so i was doing good by eating it too!
If you're into eating in posh restaurants then the Cowley Club isn't for you. It's a not-for-profit social club run by volunteers and is a laid back environment. The kitchen is also run by volunteers so the food varies. The cafe is open Tues-Fri 12-4pm and breakfasts Sat 10am-2pm. Bar meals Thurs 8-9pm £3.50 and the bar is open Tues-Thur 7-11pm, Fri-Sat 8pm-12/2am. There are often Sunday roasts, check their website for info and to see what gigs,etc are happening.

Pros: Cheap food, Fundraiser, Great roast
Cons: Not enough gravy!, Can be noisy at times


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Last updated: 2014/04/18


Added: 2008/10/21


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