From their website, sounds great
It all started with an ad in Gumtree. When Indian chef Kanthi Thamma called Euan Sey to ask if he could see a room in his Brighton flat in early 2013, he didn’t just find a place to live – he found someone who shared his dream of creating a completely new kind of Indian dining experience in Brighton. The result is Curry Leaf Cafe – a laid-back, 65-seat cafe that focuses on South Indian street food and serves up coffees, organic loose-leaf teas and a wide range of craft beers and wines from its newly opened premises on Ship Street, in the heart of Brighton’s bustling Lanes.
“Forget fine dining – it’s fun dining we’re about” — Head Chef, Kanthi Kiran Thamma
Curry Leaf Cafe is exactly that – a cafe, not a restaurant – and has the price list to match. It makes no compromises when it comes to quality however. Like the spices used to create its vibrant, colourful South Indian dishes, its loose-leaf teas are organic and come directly from small farms in Kerala and Hyderabad, where Head Chef Kanthi Thamma grew up. All other ingredients are organic, free-range or locally sourced where possible, and around half the menu is vegetarian. A wide selection of vegan, gluten- and dairy-free dishes is also offered throughout the day.
All budgets and appetites are catered for at Curry Leaf Cafe – from those looking for a quick coffee or a snack, to people in search of a four-course, restaurant-quality meal. Its range of quick and healthy lunches include soups, warm salads, dosas and open tandoor naan wraps, as well as traditional Thali platters. The dinner menu, meanwhile, focuses on crisp, fresh-tasting street food and delicious curries, rounded off with a selection of refreshing spiced desserts and infused ice creams.