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Below are some very generous comments from a few of our valued customers. We sincerely thank them all.


Please feel free to drop us a line at any time, with positive responses or otherwise, or with any enquiries, requests or ideas for menu additions – we’d love to hear from you.



'Absolutely lovely little bright corner cafe, I have not been able to stop singing it's praises! I had not enjoyed a meal out during this pandemic until I came here. The staff were exceptional and helpful. Food was delicious, beautifully presented. Food tasted fresh and healthy. Lovely teas, coffees and milkshakes and staff so friendly. Would highly recommend to anyone.'

– Susanna J.


'My absolute favourite place to eat in Brighton. Nanima serves a variety of asian dishes cooked on the day. The changing menu always has veggie + vegan options, and a big meal of coconut rice, daal and curry costs less than £10. The owners are lovely + take their time to show you all the options available. We got a vanilla matcha tea latte on recommendation, cherry on the cake, it's a pretty place, loads of gorgeous plants everywhere. This is where you want to eat, if you want to find a proper Brightonian spot – a quality homage to asian food in the best area of Brighton.'

– Charlotte K.

'The staff at Nanima are incredibly courteous and hardworking and the food is stunning, the choices are high quality at very ordinary prices and the environment is beautiful. You get a real sense of personal investment, pride and diligence in the place. I wish them luck throughout this difficult time – and encourage everyone to support this gorgeous small cafe in the heart of Kemp Town. It’s a great addition.'

– Jude G.

'My favourite new place ! Just enjoyed a delicious mixed lunch from Nanima Cafe. Such a warm, friendly & vibrant place & you're spoilt for choice with the range of delicious dishes catering to all needs...Highly recommended to those in Kemp Town & definitely worth making a trip for those further away. This is a special place worthy of your custom & support :)'

– Saul T.

'Such an incredible place and such a warm welcome! Having just moved to Brighton it’s heart warming to know I have great, friendly places like this just round the corner! An amazing selection of food, snacks, pastries and coffee! Can’t wait to go back!!'

– Sam B.

'The Nanima experience is highly recommended. Fragrant, flavoursome food –absolutely delicious – compliments to the Chef! Friendly service, relaxing ambience with a superb playlist. Headed home – this really is the best take-out in town. Don't forget your jar of homemade pickles too!'

– Mimi B.


'Can't find any other family run cafe like Nanima in Brighton. Such a friendly environment which makes you feel like you are part of the family. The food and drinks are super delicious too with generous portions always! would recommend to anyone who just wants to eat good food and feel at home :) let's support local businesses like Nanima.'

– Ally C.


'Amazing spot. Fresh authentic food prepared by a family team. The menu changes all the time as far as I can tell, so I can almost go there every lunch break! Pastries and coffee in the morning brilliant too so it’s my weekend morning place too. Keep it up guys!'

– Dan B.


'My absolute new favourite for exquisite asian home cooked cuisine! Utterly scrumptious and authentic flavours and just the most warm and welcoming family run place around, generous portions and so quick too. A perfect lunch break in the neighbourhood and a total treat take away after a long day at work. Thanks so much to you all Nanima and see you soon. :)'

– Anja A.

'Excellent array of asian food made fresh, every day. Eco friendly reusable container options and the best pickle in town. Family run, this place is soulful and unique, and a welcome addition to an already diverse neighbourhood.'

– Chris E.


'What a great find in Kemptown! After a lovely welcome and description of all the veggie fare on offer I tucked in to just the best mixed plate of subtly spiced, warming curry items, crispy salad and crunchy bhaji, all washed down with a draft Cobra. All the sweet fare looked amazing too but I was full up. There definitely will be a next time though!! Thanks guys!!!!'

– Billbob T.


'Exceptional hearty asian food! The kitchen offers an amazing array of thoughtful south east asian dishes and drinks. Outstanding flavours and quality. The cafe is beautifully presented, it is a lovely and relaxed environment to dine, and the new outdoor heaters are a plus! Also Lonnie and Nicky are wonderful owners. If you are in the Brighton area Nanima is definitely worth the visit!'

– Isabella T.


'Amazing fresh, authentic food at our new favourite place to eat (or take away) in Kemptown. Lonnie and Nicky have created a haven for delicious food. You won’t regret it.'

– Charles N.


'I love Nanima. It's such a beautiful, cool cafe. The food is delicious - everything I've tried has been top notch. The owners are hospitable and generous and it was a lovely experience. I have to mention the achaar - it's to die for! Highly recommended. Will be back soonest.'

– Naomi S.


'Delicious new eatery in Kemptown, Brighton. I have visited this café a number of times and have always appreciated the effort taken by the owners to prepare and present new dishes from across Asia. The food is honest, homely and tastes great. I've enjoyed too may dishes to list here but the Afghan lamb dish needs a special mention. The warm welcome is much appreciated and the soundtrack adds to a relaxing atmosphere where, it seems, time slows down a little to give one some time to pause, open your sense doors and take in the good. Thank you Nanima and good luck, going forwards.'

– Nimrod A.


'Nanima is a Kemptown gem. Delicious home cooked food, full of flavour that you can tell is made with love and flair. Whilst a dine in Saturday treat of a stunning Singapore Laksa & a cold Cobra beer is on hold due to current restrictions, it is a pleasure to see they are still open for takeaway during these strange times. PS Don't miss the Lamb Achaar - it is out of this world!'

– Tariq K.


'First class super fresh. As a big fan of South East Asia it’s great to discover authentic Asian food prepared from scratch every day. Lovely family business - great addition to Brighton food scene.'

– Estoban D.


'A touch of Asia with a subtle selection of Oriental food and beverage delights to suit most at the heart of Brighton's Kemptown village. Welcoming and attentive owners and staff there to serve food and excellent teas and coffee, including take outs, all of which are presented hygienically and to a high standard.'

– Charly N.


'Highly recommend this restaurant/cafe. The food was so authentic, I felt like I was back in the Far East. The front of house staff were so welcoming and accommodating it actually felt like I was a family guest eating at their home. Try all the main dishes and special drinks they are all delicious if you’re a meat eater or veggie/vegan. My favourite has to be the laksa it’s incredible, full of favour, and don’t stop there also treat yourself for a desert of banana cake and a matcha latte.'

– Tracy C.


'Fabulous corner location with super friendly owners. Kemptown has added a real gem to its repertoire of fantastic places to eat. Fresh and delicious Asian food cooked daily on a rolling menu. There is real care and attention to detail in all the dishes, the mindblowing Laksa keeps drawing me back! They deserve to do well.'

– Mark A.

'Really nice Asian restaurant /cafe. The food is home made and absolutely delicious. The staff is very welcoming there and again the food is amazing and cheap. Lovely new business in Kemptown Brighton. Really best of luck.'

– Fabrice C.


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