Situated about half way up Elm Grove is a cosy little retreat bearing The Flour Pot name. As you enter, the usual treats are on display, from the shelves of bread in the window, to the range of cakes on the counter. As well as the food, the black and white checkerboard flooring, and the little plants on the tables are all Flour Pot trademarks. The design is a winner as it seems to work in both the larger, more minimalist locations, as well as the more cosy, community cafes such as this one….
The Flour Pot are relative newcomers to the roasting scene, but we’re pleased to say that they’ve hit the ground running. There was a nice tartness to the long black we tried, rather than being overpowering, it was subtle, bringing a plum jam, or a black forest gateau to mind. If they grow into their roasting the same way they did their baking, Brighton may have another big hitter in the roasting scene.
We’ve mentioned many times that more and more cafes are opening across Brighton and it is encouraging that there are still many places that are focusing on local communities. It is unlikely that many tourists, or day trippers, will wander up Elm Grove on a day out, but to the local residents, somewhere like The Flour Pot is indispensable.
Flat White: £2.60
Mon – Sat: 8am – 6pm
Sun: 9am – 5pm