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. Izzy
    15 Sep 2013 / 8:02 am

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

  2. Jenny
    15 Sep 2013 / 8:10 am

    That dress is gorgeous! x

    • carrie_mae
      16 Sep 2013 / 7:29 pm

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

      Forever Scarlet | Fashion & Beauty Blogger

  3. Rebecca Louisa
    15 Sep 2013 / 8:22 am

    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. YZ Chan
    15 Sep 2013 / 8:24 am

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

    Nerve Wires

  5. Aradhana M
    15 Sep 2013 / 8:28 am

    Adorable photos, especially the last one haha 🙂

    Roses are bluee ♡

  6. TheMacaronAddict
    15 Sep 2013 / 9:30 am

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

  7. Lisa
    15 Sep 2013 / 9:42 am

    Good post !

    Lovely dress !

  8. Anya
    15 Sep 2013 / 9:44 am

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

  9. Daria
    15 Sep 2013 / 10:26 am

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

  10. Natassa
    15 Sep 2013 / 12:19 pm

    Everything seems delicious!!!

  11. Claire
    15 Sep 2013 / 12:37 pm

    Ahhh that drink looks delicious, whipped cream, yum 🙂

  12. Mollie Browne
    15 Sep 2013 / 1:57 pm

    The food looks amazing!


  13. avmademoiselle
    15 Sep 2013 / 2:43 pm

    I want that coffee for me…it really looks delicius!!

  14. Lillian ParisianToBe
    15 Sep 2013 / 3:31 pm

    *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

  15. Olivia Law
    15 Sep 2013 / 4:02 pm

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

  16. Renate
    15 Sep 2013 / 4:17 pm

    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

  17. Lyndsay FizzyPeaches
    15 Sep 2013 / 4:17 pm

    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

  18. Bethany
    15 Sep 2013 / 4:19 pm

    Gorgeous Dress! 🙂

  19. Nancy Wilde
    15 Sep 2013 / 5:56 pm

    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

  20. Jesselyn Nathania
    15 Sep 2013 / 6:00 pm

    lovely pictures!<3 //FANCYTHEE

  21. Zoe
    15 Sep 2013 / 6:18 pm

    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

  22. Angela Marie
    15 Sep 2013 / 8:38 pm

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

    Angela @ Pens & Peonies!

  23. Becky Fearn
    15 Sep 2013 / 9:03 pm

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

    B xx

  24. Laura (White Winters)
    15 Sep 2013 / 11:02 pm

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


  25. Sara Chergui
    17 Sep 2013 / 6:50 pm

    You look so lovely and the pictures are perfect ♥

  26. Dejhana Waite
    18 Sep 2013 / 12:30 am

    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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