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Cowley Club

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Cool underground vegan place

Ive been here this weekend for a punk gig, the place is quite unique, beers on the tap, vegan cakes... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Carla P
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London, United Kingdom
An original Anarchist cafe in Brighton

Closed on Mondays when immigrants are given free English lessons with volunteers and a soup kitchen... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
jillianarb
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

A friend suggested I go here to meet like minded people. What a mistake. Some people were ok but several we met were just foul mouthed, foul minded individuals intent on being as deliberately offensive and provocative as they could be. I wasn't directly threatened...More

Thank MarcusLondon_UK
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The Cowley Club was born out of the ethos of a desire for social change and that everyone's needs should be met as well as no animals should be killed or suffer so it is no surprise that the food is vegan, delicious, generous proportions...More

Thank Duncan W
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Ive been here this weekend for a punk gig, the place is quite unique, beers on the tap, vegan cakes etc. Its a social place where you can volunteer to help the others. There's also an outside space for smocking etc

Thank Carla P
Reviewed 7 May 2017

So unusual to find a place that isn't trying to be SO different and unique but just is truly special. You won't be taking selfies or instagramming your pretty looking but mega overpriced and underspiced food there but just quietly enjoying the meal which!e listening...More

Thank Tarty C
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Closed on Mondays when immigrants are given free English lessons with volunteers and a soup kitchen is set up for them. A hive of vegan activity day time. Daily vegan simple creative wholesome food. Political books to browse or buy. A hangout for dropouts and...More

Thank jillianarb
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Very unique place in Brighton and the only social centre in the town. There is a cafe, bar, bookshop and library. Run entirely by volunteers, 100% vegan, with affordable prices and a focus on a local community. A must see for any alternative soul visiting...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

the woman who 'served' us looked at us and spoke to us like we were dirt.... dont go here if you want a pleasant experience or if you are not part of the cliquee

3  Thank yazokay
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Cowley Club is an anarchist social centre and part of a network of such spaces, some squatted, some rented, some co-operatively owned, which exist all over the UK. I wish there were a lot more of these places! The library is fantastic and the...More

Thank helaaspindakaas
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

An alternative place for 'outsiders'. Closed Monday for Teaching English to refugees and immigrants. Lunch provided - soup kitchen. Vegan food. Small menu but plentiful menu. Library and lectures. Club with bar in the evenings. All welcome.

Thank jillianarb
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I was looking forward to visit this venue,this morning just before lunch. I went there with my biggest smile and I asked for a hot chocolate,the lovely man behind the counter asked me 3 times what I wanted. I really tried to be polite and...More

Thank roman808
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