So I woke up super early this morning as the sun was streaming through the blinds and I happily realised that it was Monday and I had no work today. It’s so hot here in the UK and Brighton feels like the Med at the moment so I thought I’d make the most of it and go and chill on the beach, although I had one stop to make first.
The new Flour Pot Bakery has opened meaning one pivotal thing: Finally good coffee on the beach. I couldn’t wait to check it out. If you’re not from Brighton then you might not have heard of this local coffee chain which has a few premises over the city but the Flour Pot is a bit of an institution in Brighton and its a go to for great coffee, bread and cakes.
I was a little worried there wouldn’t be any seats as it was its first official day open but I think the fact that it was early and it was so hot meant there were lots of free tables outside: perfect for tanning! I absolutely love the Flout Pot’s new location. It’s right next to the i360 and the west pier meaning that it’s the ideal place to sit and people watch. You’ll definitely find me there doing some work this summer. For a city of foodies it’s surprising that we really don’t have many good cafes on the beach, the majority of them being in the North Laine, so it’s great to finally not have to walk that far to get my iced coffee.
I’ve always loved the flour Pot Bakery for their fantastic selection of cakes. The flourless chocolate cake really does cure all problems. The great thing about this new location is that they have an entire kitchen menu in addition to the usual counter spread meaning that now you can sit down and enjoy a stone baked sourdough pizza (Can I please have the Francisco with blue cheese, béchamel, potato, fennel and pear?) Gluten free option available. They also serve some hot dishes, salads and desserts such as the caramelised white chocolate tart. Oh veganism has gone out the window.
I’m a cheap skate (and I’d just had breakfast) so I went for an oat milk iced latte and one of their white chocolate cookies (which are always my go to because they are massive and cost me just £1.50). As for the savoury food I doubt it will be long until I’m back munching my way through the lunch menu. Probably tomorrow actually.