I am very excited to write this post, as it is about one of my favourite cafes in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex even, in fact ever really. Ginger & Dobbs, on East Street, serve the most delicious, freshly prepared food, all locally sourced, and the cafe itself is so snug and relaxing – you can easily while away a whole afternoon staring out at the view of beautiful St. Mary de Haura. Especially at this time of year when the churchyard is full of tree blossom and Spring flowers.
What’s more, Ginger & Dobbs is more than just a cafe. The other half of the space is a greengrocers, serving a wide range of local, seasonal vegetables (sourced from local markets), and there’s also a fridge stocked with delicious treats – cheeses, organic eggs etc.; I’ve actually just noticed that some rather good looking rose wine has made an appearance…what good timing with rose season right around the corner. They also do occasional Supper Clubs, where Ginger & Dobbs is open in the evening for pop up feasts (buy your tickets in advance in store); while we’ve not been yet (fools) our neighbours have, to a Mexican Supper Club, and raved about the menu.
Ginger & Dobbs was set up in 2013 and is owned by Heather & Keith. They’re keen supporters of the local community – responsible for arranging not one but two Easter egg hunts in the churchyard on Easter Sunday. What legends.
We go there often for their cafe menu – they serve breakfast, lunch and in the afternoon you can enjoy one of many of their delicious freshly baked cakes (gluten free options available). They serve great coffee and are the only place I’ve found so far in Shoreham that have almond milk – win. They’re also open Friday & Saturday evenings should you fancy relaxing at the end of the week with a nice glass of wine.
The breakfast offering includes healthy options (granola, avocado on toast) and classics (crumpets – I love a crumpet!), but it is definitely the eggs that we go for. From around the world, you can enjoy classic scrambled eggs, or the French, Italian or Spanish equivalent. The bread is awesome too – freshly baked of course.
For lunch there are a selection of salads, but my friend these are not just any salads – no limp lettuce here. They are freshly made, bursting with ingredients – the Tricolore is my personal favourite, so authentic you’d think you were in Italy! Then they have a range of sharing boards, so that you can feast on your choice of cheeses or charcuterie or both. And if that’s not enough they also have a daily specials board featuring everything from homemade soup to warm sandwiches. We’ve been there often and we’ve never been disappointed. We’ve just gone back for more 😂
Then there’s the cakes. I love coffee & cake, for me it’s one of life’s simple pleasures. That said I’m not amused by unnecessary calorie consumption – you know, when you decide to treat yourself to something sweet and it’s simply disappointing and you kind of wish you hadn’t taken on the extra calories? Well no danger of that at Ginger & Dobbs! All of their cakes are, you guessed it, absolutely delicious! I could sit for hours drinking coffee & eating cake here. You won’t be disappointed.
I honestly couldn’t recommend Ginger & Dobbs enough – if you live in Shoreham you’ll already know about it, but if you don’t and are ever passing through you must stop by. You’d be a fool to miss out.