The Prestonville area is quite small, but boasts a tight knit community with it’s own blog. The area is only a short walk from the Seven Dials and the station, but whilst you are in our corner of Brighton there are a few more things to do as well as get a Quilty Pleasure. As there is on most streets we have a newsagent, indian takeways and launderette (no chippy, but my dad remembers a wet fish shop from the 60’s where you chose your fish and then it was cooked for you – that shop is now a house).
For the crafty types we have Purl, the nicest knitting shop in Brighton. Debbie stocks an excellent range of yarn, needles and books as well as knitted gifts. http://www.purl-brighton.co.uk/
A little further up we have Joe’s cafe, a very Brighton melting pot of builders and trendy sixth form students. They do a cracking breakfast, but have just started opening some afternoons where you can try our their milkshake floats, pancake stack and if there is any left one of their legendary cakes (see below). The girls who work there are really friendly and crafters themselves – check out the cute cards and pretty flower boxes they have for sale there at the mo. You can find them on facebook here http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pid=232726&id=106614902694817&fbid=131242890232018
and finally as you get up to the top of the road there is the Chimney House. A perfect destination for a special evening meal – great service and good food and drink. The daily menu can be found on the website here http://chimneyhousebrighton.com/findus.php