by Suzie Bonaldi


The Sunday Post: Breakfast? Brunch? Lunch?

Question: What do you get when you invite me to breakfast? Answer: Two texts, one phone call, an "i'm lost" text and eventually - lunch. Brunch gets lost in between the mountain of work emergencies, lost pairs of tights and "can't find my keys!" out-bursts. To sum it up - don't ever make plans with me on a Saturday. Yesterday I met Elisha and we made our way to Marmalade in Kemp Town for some breakfast (*ahem* Lunch), I'd delayed our plans so much that Elisha even had breakfast on our walk to lunch as we both get rather clumsy when we're hungry!

Marmalade is a small Pinterest perfect cafe about 20 minutes east of the town centre. Recommended by my friend who is a member of staff there, I decided I had to give their menu and interior a good road test and I can officially report that this little place is my favourite find to date. Between the weathered floors, wooden stools and cosy upstairs seating, you have warm lighting, antique grey furnishings and a counter display piled high with the most beautiful sandwiches and brownies I've seen in a long time.

The menu isn't vast, but the selection is good, and I can report their Mocha's are divine. Seeing as Elisha had breakfast on route, she went for a more lunch appropriate option of chilli sweetcorn cream soup *drools over photo*, and I opted for crumpets with blackberry butter *more drooling*. I think I need to go and test out a few more things on the menu though... we definitely have unfinished business.

I thought I'd pop in a little outfit of the day for you as well - after being bedridden for the past few days I decided to make a little effort (despite the rain - please excuse my hair) and slipped into my newest dress, courtesy of Motel (link here). I was meant to wear it up to LFW yesterday but couldn't quite face two hours of traveling and, you know, daylight. It's the perfect dress for autumn so expect to see it popping up in a few posts soon, complete with scarfs, boots and frilly socks - you can tell I'm an autumnal girl at heart can't you?


  1. Wow that food looks good! You always seem to find lovely places to eat, and I love your dress too :)xo

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    1. Yep i agree, it's stunning on you! Works really well with your hairstyle. :)

      Forever Scarlet | Fashion & Beauty Blogger

  3. Love the look of that place - so cute!! I'm not a fan of mocha's but that one looks incredible... I'm thinking they may do the best hot chocolate's ever there! Becca Louisa xx

  4. Great photos! The food looks delicious and the dress is beautiful. x

    Nerve Wires

  5. Adorable photos, especially the last one haha :)

    Roses are bluee ♡

  6. Thats such a cute place. I want a mocha and crumpets! If only I could manage to get myself out of bed..

  7. I love that dress! Its so bright and pretty. This breakfast sounds and looks yummy, wishing I lived in Brighton x

  8. Love the post and outfit! It happens that I miss breakfast out and it turns into lunch to me too ahah xx

  9. Everything seems delicious!!!

  10. Ahhh that drink looks delicious, whipped cream, yum :-)

  11. The food looks amazing!


  12. I want that coffee for really looks delicius!!

  13. *Mouth waters* those crumpets! Where I live, we can only get them at specialty grocery stores and I never go there often, but I have tried them a few times and they were dreaaammyy.

    xo Lillian from

  14. THis looks like the best thing ever! I'd have 'brunch' for every meal if I could! xo

  15. You're really one of the people who can rock a corky style without it looking sketchy, I love it :) Everything "makes sense" looking through your blog - your hair, makeup, outfits, places you go and things you eat.. :) It's all so cohesive and cute and lovely, it's always really nice reading your posts for me

    Renate from

  16. I live near Kemp Town and have never even seen this place! I will have to check it out, thanks for sharing!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

  17. Gorgeous Dress! :)

  18. This post is torture! I want to be there! Brunch/breakfast is the prettiest meal of the day, too bad I wake up at lunchtime so I can't really enjoy it... x

  19. lovely pictures!<3 //FANCYTHEE

  20. Ah made me hungry! Im so in love with that dress, i saw it featured on another blog earlier and i think i need to buy it, just love the print and colour! x

  21. Super cute! Saturday mornings can definitely be all over the place but glad you finally made it and enjoyed! :)

    Angela @ Pens & Peonies!

  22. This food looks so yummy, i love a good brunch!!

    B xx

  23. My weekend plans often end up the same way. The place looks adorable and the food looks delicious!


  24. You look so lovely and the pictures are perfect ♥

  25. I need to cram a few more smock dresses into my life. Maybe Motel is just the place to do it.

    Dejhana | Waite A Little

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