Pusheen the Boat Out: A Trip to ARTBOX Cafe ‘Pusheen Snack Parlour’!

I cannot tell you how excited I was to go to the ARTBOX cafe in Brighton which, I can say with confidence, is the cutest cafe in the UK. The owners had recently announced that ARTBOX Cafe would transform into a themed cafe every three months, kicking off with “Pusheen Snack Parlour” as their first theme where – you guessed it – Pusheen the Cat is the star of the show. Here’s a little peak into our trip to the Pusheen Snack Parlour!

Please note: as of February 2020, the Pusheen Snack Parlour has now been changed (as ARTBOX Cafe changes their theme every few months).

Pusheen snack parlour at Artbox Cafe in Brighton via hellolizziebee

Our Day Trip to the ARTBOX Cafe, “Pusheen Snack Parlour”!

I got the train from London to Brighton with a few of my friends, humming to the tune “I’m so excited” by the Pointer Sisters as we walked down the hill and around a few corners to the cafe. I managed to take a sneak peek at some photos on Instagram over the past couple of weeks so I already had a plan on what photos to take… But did I remember those thoughts? Nope! I managed to snap a few of their shop outside and oh my gosh it was as cute as the images on Insta. Everything was in the signature pastel green and pink colours of ARTBOX, with Pusheen vinyls peeking out and waving at you as you walked past.  

Unfortunately the cafe was fully booked until 4.30pm (as we were a big group of 9 people) so we took this as a chance to casually mooch around downstairs and pick up a few merchandise. I bought a couple of their limited edition enamel pins and had to hold myself back from buying more because otherwise I’d buy the whole shop! (Although I still think about that Pusheen plushie where it’s eating a donut to this day…) 

Time quickly sped past and we returned at 4.30pm after spending the afternoon by the pier. We were led up the pastel staircase and to the cafe, where all of the decor was in shades of pastel green and pink and more Pusheen vinyls on the walls. There were two large plushies (and I mean LARGE – as in nearly the size of myself!) peeking out of the equally large windows, and we settled ourselves down at the biggest table. It was quite a cosy cafe, and was a lot quieter, so we almost had the whole room to ourselves! Sunshine poured in from the glass windows which provided the perfect opportunity to take photos.

I ordered the Pusheen x Artbox Sundae which included grey vanilla ice cream together with strawberry and honeycomb, candy ice cream cones, and a macaron on top. I gobbled up the whole thing! It wasn’t as sweet as I expected, even together with my hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream (my favourite drink!).

Pusheen Boutique
Pusheen x ARTBOX cafe
related post: trip to Sanrio Puroland!

About ARTBOX Cafe…

Okay so here are a few pieces of info about ARTBOX Cafe!

Address: 5-6 East Street, BRIGHTON, East Sussex, BN1 1HP, UK
Opening Hours: Takeout + Boutique/Shop: 11am-7am, 7 days a week | Sit Down Menu: 12pm-5pm (but closed Thursdays)
Cafe Prices: I paid £9 for my sundae so it is a bit on the pricey end, but it is a beautiful dessert and something I wouldn’t mind paying for again. Everything from their menu is under £10.
Other Notes: It is quite a small cafe upstairs so I would suggest going in as early as you can and get your name down on their waiting list. They don’t accept bookings beforehand so you have to go in-store to do that. However, if they are fully booked they do have an ice-cream parlour downstairs where you can take out ice-cream as well as the shop.

How to get there

Getting there is quite easy, especially if you’re travelling from London. It’s about a 15-20 minute walk straight down from Brighton station, but if you get lost then I’d say it’s in the general direction of Brighton Pier (which is their most famous landmark). I wouldn’t recommend driving as the car parks are pretty pricey, but there are Park and Ride options available if you do need to drive down.

Chewiee’s reaction when I say “one more photo please!” (And yes we did pose over here purely for the blog)
Super cute pusheen sundae at Artbox Cafe
Pusheen snack parlour at Artbox Cafe in Brighton via hellolizziebee
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All in all, I would highly recommend this cafe – I couldn’t decide what was cuter; the decor, the desserts, or the staff! Everything was Pusheen themed and they didn’t miss a single thing. Even the mirrors in the bathroom had Pusheen vinyls peeking from the edges. You wouldn’t have thought that this was just a temporary theme because of how much attention they paid to every little detail. I’m so glad that a place like this exists in the UK (albeit very far from where I live) and I can’t wait to see what theme they go for next!

Are you thinking of visiting the ARTBOX Cafe? What are you looking forward to the most?
(I can’t wait to see what theme they go for next – my fingers are crossed for Rilakkuma!)


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  • Serena
    September 8, 2019

    I am SO glad I stumbled across this blog post before going to Brighton – I hope they keep this theme long enough so that I don’t miss it! Pusheen is such an adorable brand! The sundae looks heavenly!

    • hellolizziebee
      September 8, 2019

      Awh I hope you have a lovely time there! The theme lasts up until October so you have plenty of time to go 😀

  • justthegameoflife
    September 8, 2019

    Oh my goodness! That is the cutest place ever! I love the color scheme on the outside of the building too :]

    • hellolizziebee
      September 8, 2019

      Yes me too! It makes me wish my house was all pretty in pastels tehe

  • Sophie Wentworth
    September 8, 2019

    This all looks so cute! I hadn’t heard of it before but it looks amazing! It’s a shame that you can’t prebook, especially if you’re travelling to go, but it sounds like it was worth the wait. Everything under £10 also sounds good, I’d expect to pay a premium for somewhere like that. Sounds like you had a great day! x


    • hellolizziebee
      September 8, 2019

      Oh my gosh Sophie, it really was! I want to go back again. But yes it is a shame, especially for those travelling really far but maybe in future they’ll introduce a booking system. Thanks so much!

  • Geraldine
    September 8, 2019

    Aww! This is SOOO cute, I’m so jealous that we don’t have anything like that here! I love Pusheen, it’s nice that they have different levels for the shop and eating, etc. That sundae looks absolutely amazing and super cute, I don’t though I’d mind paying that at all! Thank you for sharing ?

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

    • hellolizziebee
      February 11, 2020

      Yes I wished they had something like this closer to home, too! But Brighton is such a lovely place to make a weekend out of it. And you’re very welcome! Thanks so much for reading

  • Daisy
    September 8, 2019

    Wow!! This place looks adorable! I thought Japan only did these kinds of cafes so I’m really glad Brighton has one too! I’ve never been to Brighton so I may have to take a trip at some point!

    I’d definitely buy too many pins! xD

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

    • hellolizziebee
      February 11, 2020

      Yesss me too! Hopefully more and more places will adopt cute aesthetics like this one. Ooh you have to go! Brighton is lovely

  • Kayleigh Zara
    September 8, 2019

    Everything looks absolutely adore at the pusheen stores and the ice-cream looks so cute too. Your outfit in the first post is so sweet, you always look so lovely x

    Kayleigh Zara ? http://www.kayleighzaraa.com

  • PaulaM
    September 9, 2019

    Can you please do gyaru outfits for fall and college?
    Thank you

  • Izzy McLeod
    September 10, 2019

    My gosh this looks amazing! I am going to have to make a trip to brighton soon, I have so many places I want to visit ❤

    The Quirky Queer

    • hellolizziebee
      February 11, 2020

      Brighton is filled with all sorts of cute cafes and this one is my fave!

  • Amy
    September 10, 2019

    Omg I’m so jeaaaaaalous. I need to go. So so bad. Pusheen is so cute! Love the pics ? hope you had the best time

  • Jull
    September 11, 2019

    All the pictures look super cute! And the food… that parfait looks so delicious!~ I’m definitely going at some point

  • Michelle
    September 13, 2019

    OMG, everything is so cute! My sister and I are huge Pusheen fans, I bet we would love the cafe! ♥


  • emma
    August 9, 2021

    I’ve had my fair share of crap days, like everyone else. Last year in particular was particularly difficult for a bunch of reasons which I’m not going to get in to but last year was definitely one of those years where I felt the world was moving on without me. I learnt some coping strategies for those awful days that sometimes we just can’t avoid. So I’ve compiled a list of things which I have done on the dark days; not all of these are designed to make you feel better. Sometimes, nothing is going to make you feel better and you just have to accept that. But just stuff that you can do. Cos sometimes we just need to do something.