LOST opened its doors in August 2017. Our goal was to create a daytime cafe and coffee shop in Brighton’s lanes that welcomed everyone. It was important for us to create a place where you can have a relaxed experience and be assured of finding excellent food, drinks and service.
At LOST we think good food shouldn’t be reserved for evenings only. Our chef-led café does daytime dining from breakfast through to late lunch. You can also come and enjoy specialty coffee, cakes, wine or cocktails in our contemporary interior.
We try to keep our approach simple, offering small menus, using quality ingredients from local producers. Head chef, James Flavell, describes his style as ‘rustic refined’, taking seasonal products and creating beautiful plates of food.
LOST’s single-origin espresso is roasted for us by Lewes based Pharmacie Coffee Roasters. Our cakes are hand made by local pâtissier Jakub Fedon. The wine list is small and curated by Hallgarten, with a focus on indigenous grape varieties. Our cocktails are crafted by local mixologist Thanasis Karvelis to incorporate seasonal flavours and elements from our dishes.
Last but by no means least…we really love what we do and hope you can tell!


If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs
– Rudyard Kipling