Vegan Review: Artbox ✕ Pusheen (Brighton)

I wasn’t originally going to post this review because the day after our visit the cafe closed for re-theming, but we actually had such a positive experience that we’re going to recommend you go even if you can’t get giant ice cream sundaes any more. It reopens tomorrow (Saturday 9th) with a Winter Wonderland Theme.

Everything in the cafe comes decorated with Pusheen and pals. At least Stormy and Pugsheen. I didn’t see any Bo, which is slightly disappointing. Bo is my fave. Anyway. All your food and drinks come decorated with little Pusheen bits for you to take home. If you’re like me you’ll be impressed by this regardless of the quality of the food and drink in question. A little Pusheen on my Summer Sunrise (£4)? Yes please.

A Pusheen stencilled into Kate’s hot chocolate (£3.50)? Also yes. But they were also pretty good drinks and the staff aren’t shy with the marshmallows.

Then came or sundaes. Most of the sundaes and the waffles on the menu could be made vegan and we hope this continues. Kate had lavender, rose, and vanilla ice cream on hers (Flower Garden, £9). Each of them richly flavoured and looking gorgeous with sugar flowers and Pusheen on top.

Mine was kiwi, apple, and coconut (Pusheenosaurus, £9). The apple was my favourite, so fresh and bright. As we were eating we couldn’t help but reflect that the quality of these sundaes was miles above the dessert we had at Farmacy the night before. For one thing they tasted of something, they weren’t melted, and the flowers and the apple flavours would have easily fit in with Farmacy’s seasonal/home grown ethos.

As well as all the Pusheen bits that come with your ice cream there’s also a boutique downstairs for all you Pusheen merchandise needs. And we did take a little Plusheen home with us and well as three cards, some stickers, and a necklace. Food and merch combined cost much less than the entire meal we had the night before at Farmacy. For cuteness, quality of food, and the price it wins hands down. And we really can’t wait to see the Winter Wonderland menu.