Small Businesses in Brighton


With hundreds of ‘non-essential’ shops forced to close their doors throughout lockdown this year, a number of small businesses have taken the opportunity to adapt and sell to a growing online market.  

We’ve rounded up some small but mighty retailers in Brighton for you to check out… in person (when open), or online. 

Africa House 

Offering a safe space and second home to the local community, Africa House is more than just a café. The Africa House family opened their COVID-secure, flexible workspaces to locals in need of a productive ‘work from home’ station during the pandemic. Spaces are available to rent with access to the much-loved café and its renowned African coffee. 

Location: 136-137 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JH
Website: https://www.africa-house.co

Workshop 

This beautiful, minimalist Brighton shop sells gorgeous ceramics, stylish homeware and well-selected accessories. The pieces are a celebration of modern-day living and reflect both beauty and practicality. Their online shop is currently open and taking orders – make sure you pay them a visit ahead of and after the festive period.

Location: 13A Prince Albert St, Brighton, BN1 1HE 
Website: https://workshopliving.co.uk

Moxi 

Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift or self-care treat for your home? With sustainability at the core of its hero product, Moxi was founded by a creative duo in Brighton to showcase eco soy wax candles. These environmentally friendly treasures are made with carefully developed scents to ensure your home is truly a haven. Beautifully illustrated artwork decorates the candles as a finishing touch. Take a look for yourself via the link below.

Location: N/A
Website: https://wearemoxi.com

Real Patisserie

After living in Paris, Founder Alastair found his calling in the bakery business with fresh bread, brownies, pastries and more. Real Patisserie have three shops in Brighton and cater to all dietary requirements with fresh ingredients sourced from local suppliers. You can also order online and have the sweet and savoury treats delivered to you within the hour. 

Location: Various 
Website: https://www.realpatisserie.co.uk

Brighton Permaculture Trust 

Local charity Brighton Permaculture Trust promote a greener lifestyle with their sustainable-themed courses and events. As part of this, The Scrumping Project involves creating delicious juices, ciders and chutneys from fruit waste. While currently you can’t visit the fruit factory, the team are selling the products on Click It Local, ensuring the money goes back into the worthy project. 

Location: N/A
Website: https://brightonpermaculture.org.uk/orchards-and-fruit/fruit-factory-scrumping/

Each of these recommended venues are in line with the current COVID-19 safety regulations, and we recommend following the official UK guidelines for staying safe outside of your home. Please ensure you check individual websites for updated information.  

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