Café cakes and savoury

Redroaster chef Ole, better-known as Moose (he is well over six feet tall), bakes the cafe's cakes on the premises early every morning before the first shift arrives, so they could not be more freshly or more carefully prepared. Moose trained as a pastry cook in Trondheim, Norway and came to work at Redroaster in Brighton in 2004, first as a barista and then as a chef producing quiches and cakes to order and always, as an artist.  Recently he has developed an amazing range of gateaux inspired by desserts.  Although they look rich and fruity they are extraordinarily light to taste. Cake-lovers and London restaurateurs now seek out the cafe just to sample his Tiramisu or his Profiterole Mousse and order a whole cake for themselves.  Join them and find out why.

Samantha (main picture) and Bunty (below right) are both expert cake-tasters who have been sampling gateaux of all kinds for over 130 years.   Here they are, trying the Profiterole Mousse in April.  Both said it was 'Delicious!'  Sam added: 'I expected the chocolate to be too rich but it's offset by the lightness of the mousse filling.'  And again, when she tried the Norwegian Surprise cake, she was genuinely surprised.  'Normally I wouldn't choose a cake with a fruity filling but here the fruit is just suggested and it's not too sweet or artificial-tasting.  Incredible!'

Cakes by Moose

By the slice:

Prices range from £2.20 to £2.80 for the cakes.  £1.80 for brownies and flapjacks.

Tiramisu (see picture below left)

Profiterole mousse cake

Norwegian Surprise (Marzipan and Fruit multi-layer cake) (see main picture)

Black Forest (see picture below right)

Fjord cake

Flapjacks (Vegan)

Chocolate Brownies

Traditional Lemon/Orange Drizzle loaf

Ginger loaf with orange icing

Carrot and walnut cake

Banoffee pie

Cherry Roulade

Carrot and Almond cake

Millionaire's Shortbread

Coconut and lime (Vegan) cake

Mexican Chocolate (Vegan) cakes

Chocolate tart

Moose au Chocolat

Blueberry cheesecake

Victoria sponge
with jam/fresh fruit and cream

Bailey's and Chocolate cheesecake

Freshly baked croissants and pastries from 7am for breakfast. 
Homemade cakes and snacks all day, lunch from 11.30am to 4.00pm.
Full menu available to take away (please call
01273 686668 for advance orders).

Quiche with side-salad
Quiche Lorraine/vegetarian quiche £4.80
with side-salad and baguette

Fresh Salads 

Bacon and egg £3.80, with baguette £4
Bacon, hard-boiled egg and baby spinach with cherry tomatoes
in garlic olive oil

Beetroot, Feta and Butternut Squash £4.80, with baguette £5
Feta, beetroot, mixed leaves, roasted butternut squash
with seeds, balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing 

Greek salad £4.80 with baguette £5
Feta cheese, tomato, cucumber, red onion, olives, mixed leaves
with oregano and olive oil dressing

Avocado salad (Vegan) £4.60 with baguette £4.80
Avocado, rocket, mixed green leaves, celery and cucumber
with lemon and olive oil

Lentils with butternut squash (Vegan) £4.80 with baguette £5
Le Puy lentils, blackberry vinegar, roasted squash, red onion, tomato, carrot
with lemon, olive oil and parsley

Baguettes with side-salad
Hot salt beef with horseradish and rocket £3.90 
Bacon and Brie £3.90
Smoked salmon, with lemon juice and black pepper,
or creme fraiche, dill and lemon £3.90
Honey roast ham with mustard £3.70
Tuna in lemon and parsley mayonnaise with cucumber £3.70
Mature Cheddar with tomatoes and pickle £3.70

Grilled ciabatta with side-salad
Honey roast ham, mature Cheddar, tomatoes £4.80
Roasted mixed peppers and red onion 
with pesto/Mozzarella/blue cheese £4.80
Parma ham and Mozzarella £4.80 

Sandwiches on white or brown bread
Tuna in lemon and parsley mayonnaise £3.00  
Honey roast ham with mature Cheddar £3.00
Toasted £3.20
Cheddar cheese with pickle, tomato or onion £2.40
Toasted £2.60
Hot salt beef £3
Bacon, lettuce and tomato £3 
Egg mayonnaise and rocket £2.40 

with extra side-salad 60p

Opening Times:
7.00 am to 7.00pm Monday to Saturday
8.00am to 6.30pm on Sunday
Always a fantastic cup of coffee