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Where to go in Brighton for American style pancakes to commemorate the Fourth of July!

What do Americans celebrate on Fourth of July?

Officially known as Independence Day in America, 4 July is a national holiday that marks the passage of the Declaration of Independence.

Dating back to the 18th Century during the American Revolution, 2 July saw the Continental Congress vote in favour of independence. On 4 July delegates from the 13 colonies approved the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

Nowadays Fourth of July is a holiday filled with friends, family and fireworks in remembrance of such an important historical day.

“The Fourth of July is about family, it’s about us getting together with the people we love most.” – Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States of America

Where to find American pancakes in Brighton

In England, our nations’ traditional pancakes are similar to a crepe with a thin and crispy base. But in America they are known for their light and fluffy pancake stacks that can be enjoyed with syrup, butter, streaky bacon and scrambled eggs.

An iconic part of American food culture, if you’re planning to celebrate this Fourth of July in true Amercian style, these are some of the best places to try in Brighton.

Nowhere Man, Upper North Street

Arguably one of the most iconic places in Brighton for pancakes, Nowhere Man is a favourite when it comes to deliciously outrageous pancake choices. Known for their variety of toppings, and funky decor, you can also get a cool Instagram photo at the same time.

Moksha Caffé, York Place

The highly-acclaimed Moksha Caffé is just a short walk away from our City and Moulescoomb campuses. Their blueberry pancakes are always light, fluffy and perfectly complimented with a generous helping of maple syrup.

Starfish & Coffee, Egremont Place

Voted Time Out’s number one brunch spot in Brighton, Starfish and Coffee is next to Queens Park and only 10 minutes from the Royal Pavilion. With locally sourced ingredients and award-winning service, you can explore some of Brighton’s green space after your pancake fix.

The Breakfast Club, Market Street

Located within Brighton’s infamous lanes, The Breakfast Club is nestled between pubs and independent shops. A chain restaurant in the UK, this spot is known for its mouthwatering pancakes stacks and American comfort food.

Not in the mood for pancakes?

While pancakes remain an American staple, that doesn’t mean there aren’t other iconic foods out there to help you get in the spirit. If you’re looking to fully immerse yourself in all things America but want to skip the pancakes, why not head to JB’s American Diner?

JB’s interior design is a nod to the 1950s American diner, and serves up a variety of classic dishes for every kind of craving.

We hope this has got you in the Fourth of July spirit and to all those who are celebrating, we wish you a very happy Independence Day!

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Clare Cornwell • July 2, 2024

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