George Street has been CRYING out for a decent bakery/coffee shop for years. Unfortunately, the whole road is quite dated and run down so Gails was received very well. It’s a brand which originated in London and now have 38 branches across London and Brighton. They specialise in great quality bread, smooth coffee and simple yet yummy breakfasts. I’d been a few times before and loved every mouthful. When I want to treat myself, their pastries come in the cutest little boxes which cheer me up instantly. Myself and Natalie went for brunch and here are my thoughts…
I N T E R I O R
I have to say, one of the selling points of this place is the interiors. It’s a perfect, laid back and simple environment with added greenery and brass touches for a little something extra. I love the rustic, yet not dirty, feel of the brick walls. For me, it’s the perfect little space to sit and do some work and I like the clientele they attract. I love the little window seat, ideal for people watching on a sunny day or getting cosy on a rainy one. The location means it’s good for parking, not too busy and for me, it’s in walking distance as well!
C O F F E E
I love coffee but I’m hardly a connoisseur. All I care about is a decent choice and a good option for kinds of milk and extras. I wouldn’t be able to comment on the beans etc. I went for an oat milk cappuccino, my new fave! I’ve had an oat milk latte there before and it did stick in my mind for being so so yummy! I adore oat milk, it’s so creamy. The lovely barista also offered sugar-free chocolate sprinkles which I jumped at the chance to have- so delicious.
F O O D
The menu at Gail’s its short, sweet and simple. There aren’t endless options but I think that’s a good thing for someone who’s incredibly indecisive like me! I’ve had the pancakes before and they were goooorgeous. I went for the ‘Sauteed Mushrooms, Windrush Valley Goats Curd, Baby Spinach and A Fried Egg on Sourdough’ but I opted for creamy scrambled egg instead. After my first mouthful, you can instantly taste the quality of the ‘Barley Porridge’ bread, it was the perfect texture and hard enough to hold fairly soft ingredients. Each ingredient was delicious individually. I’d never had goats curd before, it was almost like a natural yoghurt/goats milk cream- very nice. There was literally nothing to complain about and I enjoyed every mouthful.
O V E R A L L
I will be back. I loved the experience at Gail’s and the staff were so kind. It’s the perfect place to pop in for a takeaway coffee, a leisurely brunch ( we spent nearly 3 hours in there!) or a quick pastry treat. Look at all of the options they have! I’ve tried their croissants, cinnamon buns, angel cakes and loafs of bread and I’m’ thoroughly impressed by each one. Thank you so much to the Hove branch of Gails for looking after us and not judging at the weird angles we were doing for the photos haha! Thanks for reading.