Where We Came From

Karl was a catering professional, an award winning restauranteur with three well known locations in the city of Brighton.  He had an avid keen interest at looking at emerging themes in the industry.  Back in the ’90’s he spent time in the US analysing the US coffee scene and at the time could not really understand how this could translate into the UK market.  The coffee world on our shores was just not ready for what was happening in the americas.  But this as we know has all changed!

Annette was a Sales & Marketing consultant & trainer working across Europe.  Apart from her business knowledge, throughout her travels she gained experience and culinary ideas from many cultures which she adds to Mojo today.  Annette’s family background is French, where food and the act of eating takes centre stage in all events and social gatherings.

Today coffee is now one of the UK’s most favourite drinks, with many of us not really being able to get started until we have had our first morning cup!

But before we opened in Brighton, we wanted to see what really was needed.  So many coffee shops and so many different designs.  However, what became apparent was the need to provide not just a café with amazing artisan coffee but also combine it with a really good wholesome, homemade and affordable food offering.  And then make it a true meeting place.  Somewhere to hook up with friends, work, hold meetings, bring the family at weekends.  This is when Mojo’s was born.

Karl’s flair for hospitality and comprehension of the necessary systems and processes have been honed together to orchestrate a finely tuned hospitality service

Annette’s knowledgeable palate derived from her travels and time spent with her extended family in France have supported ideas for recipes and menu planning.

We endeavour to continue to find the right items to offer our customers but at the same time are always looking to work with local suppliers to support our surrounding community.  We understand that most consumers want to know the provenance of a product and are keen to understand the story behind it. We love the knowledge that we are adding something to the fabric of our local community and we are looking to create this wherever we feel a neighbourhood could benefit from a Mojo pick up.  So continue to watch this space 😉