The times they are a-changing. This time last year we wrote about the lack of speciality coffee on offer in the Aldrington area of Hove and now, 12 months on, we are pleased to see the area is becoming one of the locations in Brighton and Hove to get your specialty fix.

The Flour Pot Bakery opened just over three weeks ago and has seen a continuous flow of customers through their doors ever since. In classic Flour Pot style, once you step inside the building, checkerboard tiles line the floor beneath your feet while fresh bread, pastries and other baked goods take control of your sense of smell.

The layout offers plenty of seating and the white walls, blue counters, marble tops and copper piping are further trademarks of the local bakery. On brighter days this spot is soaked in sun whether you’re inside or out and, with expansive windows that can open fully stretching the front and side of the building, this shop is bright and breezy when the weather permits.

We tried an espresso and an iced latte using The Flour Pot’s house blend, made up of Colombian, Brazilian and Rwandan beans. The espresso offered notes of hazelnut and cocoa, before blooming as it cooled to produced stone fruit flavours on the palette.

With the established independent shop 44 Poets just around the corner, this area of Hove is quickly becoming a community for coffee lovers.

Espresso: £2.10
Americano: £2.40
Flat White: £2.70
Latte: £2.80

Mon – Fri: 7.30am – 7pm
Sat: 7.30am – 7pm
Sun:7.30am – 7pm

Phone Number: 01273 726060
Website: theflourpot.co.uk
Address: 121 Portland Road, Hove, BN3 5QH

Machine: La Marzocco Linea
Roaster: The Flour Pot
Grinder: La Marzocco Vulcano
Founded: 2019