There is something satisfying about simply finding the Rooftop Cafe. You enter through a rather unlikely forecourt, make your way up winding stairs and follow skinny corridors until the entrance arrives. The former caretaker's office now houses an open kitchen, two separate dining area's and a phenomenal view. The interior is all plywood, citrus colours and benches with a terrace that houses herbs and vegetables in warmer months; it's fun.
The menu changes daily with just four starters, five mains and four puddings. Like the interior, it's similarly stripped back. The breakfasts are generous and unfussy, the coffee is good and the bill isn't terrifying.
For me, it's ideal. It's practically on the forecourt of London Bridge Station and so an easy one for a Brighton/London meet up, just over an hour from door to forecourt so there's no excuse not to. Even with a baby in tow.