Sugar Pot is located in Kennington, overlooking Kennington Park and is walking distance from Oval tube station. It won Timeout’s ‘Love London 2016 Cafe/Coffee Shop Award’, is dog friendly and is a family run business.
Sugar Pot was set up by brother and sister duo; Dominic and Charlotte. Their mission was to create a vibrant and homely coffee shop that provides high quality ingredients which are ethically and sustainably sourced, and they’ve certainly achieved that.
Each ingredient used at Sugar Pot is ethically sourced and there is an emphasis on organic and fresh produce.
Having lived around Kennington for most of their lives, Dominic and Charlotte wanted to give something back to the community. An example of how they are doing this is the coffee grouts used in the cafe are donated to ‘Bee Urban’ (a honeybee-centric social enterprise based in Kennington, which aims to positively influence the urban environment through supporting local people and promoting positive, ecologically sound practice around urban greening, building, farming and particularly bee-keeping), which is then used for compost.
Ever since I moved to London I’ve passed Sugar Pot on my way to the gym, I had wanted to go for ages so I finally managed to have a sit-down brunch with my housemate/best friend last week. The coffee shop was small and cosy and filled with natural sunlight that seeped through the large window giving Sugar Pot a homely and welcoming feel. We chose the biggest table which was next to the window and is a great place to people watch!
My best friend regularly visits Sugar Pot, as its one of her favourite independent coffee shops in Kennington. She chose her favourite dish, Avo on organic sourdough & rye toast, which she had with an oat milk flat white. The toast was flavoursome with a hearty amount of avocado that was spread all over the toast. The bread was fresh and locally bought from Kennington Bakery.
I chose the Avo on organic sourdough & rye toast + smoked salmon + wild rocket, for a change as I would normally gravitate towards avocado on toast too. Alongside my breakfast I ordered a hot chocolate and honestly it was the best hot chocolate I have had in London! It was rich in flavour and tasted very much like a Cadbury’s chocolate bar, absolutely delicious! It worked well with my food. The food itself was delicious. The textures worked really well together, the bread was crunchy, the avocado was smooth and the smoked salmon was really fresh and rich in flavour.
My overall experience was delightful. The food is delicious and the customer service is great! The menu is limited but everything on the menu has been carefully thought through. The food is simple but the quality of the ingredients really shows. There is a community feel at Sugar Pot. I felt that the owners know their customers well and it’s a place that is well regarded in the community. There is such a nice atmosphere there, it’s impossible not to go back.
It can get very busy in the cafe but there’s always an option of getting a takeaway. We were informed that Sugar Pot will be opening another cafe located in Kennington Park with a larger seating area very soon, which must be very exciting for the owners! I am certainly looking forward to visiting the second café when it opens. Sugar Pot’s opening hours are Monday to Fridays 8am – 3pm and Saturdays 9am – 3pm and Sundays 10am – 2.30pm. To find out more about Sugar Pot here is their Instagram, Facebook and website.