Small White Elephant
28 Choumert Road, Peckham, SE15 4SE
Small White Elephant is a delightfully eccentric café - a friendly artist-run coffee shop, micro-gallery and indoor jungle. Almost hidden, it has a charming atmosphere of its own - and it is always full of surprises: teh tarik, single origin filter coffee on v60, Afrobeat on the sound system, local art on the walls, lovingly produced home cooked food - it’s all here.
Jehn and Dale have set this café up without outside investment, making the most of the small space. Infused water sits in eclectic jars, comfortable handmade furniture encourages you to stay as does the quality coffee from Alchemy and guest roasters served in a range of charming crockery.
Small White Elephant also displays art from local artists, hosts jazz nights and poetry events and features a book exchange. Don’t miss the rustic counter where 200-year-old reclaimed joists sit atop whitewashed stone. Don’t miss the tea offer either; Solaris Botanicals organise tea tastings here and the teas served on a daily basis are excellent. Indeed there are many quirky touches that add to Small White Elephant’s character and add up to a unique sensory experience that is a great addition to Peckham.
Review by Phil Wain.
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