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Why Choose Us From Thousands

South Downs Coffee Co at 172

We're a local company and family team. Our passion for coffee and great food has inspired us to open our first coffee shop, here in Fernhurst. With a background in catering and using the finest locally roasted coffee beans and fresh local produce, we aim to serve excellent coffee and tasty food.

Our Specialities

Our Coffee

Our barista coffee is made from freshly ground, locally roasted coffee beans ensuring the perfect flavour.

Fresh Food

We use the freshest locally sourced produce and hand fill all our paninis on a daily basis. Or if you fancy something different, try our soup of the day, we make it fresh every day.

Something Sweet

If you fancy something sweet, why not try one of our delicious hot waffles, loaded with chocolate sauce and ice cream. Or maybe a fresh fruit smoothie. Our menu is full of taste bud tempting delights.

Click & Collect

Time is precious, why not order ahead? Select your favourite items from the menu, choose a time slot and collect your order at your chosen time. No queuing, just coffee when you want it!

Our Menu



Café Latte




Chai Latte


Dirty Chai Latte


Steamed milk with our delicious coffee & chai blend.



Flat White




A double shot of espresso ‘marked’ with foamed milk.



English Breakfast


A classic combination of rich, malty Indian Assam with Sri Lankan and Kenyan black teas for bright character and wonderful depth of flavour.

Earl Grey


A delicate blend of Sri Lankan tea leaves, infused with natural bergamot oil and combined with zesty lemon peel and sweet-scented orange blossom.

Chill out Mint


Packed full of invigorating menthol character, this uplifting blend brings together a selection of the freshest tasting herbs, for a brilliantly bracing combination.

Cosy Chamomile


Snuggle up and unwind with this warm and comforting infusion, full of herbs carefully chosen for their ability to relax the body and soothe the mind.

Classic Green


Pure green tea leaves from the Yunnan province of China.

Lemon & Ginger


A classic blend of zesty lemon and fiery ginger, given an energising twist

White Hot Chocolate


White Hot Chocolate Served with Cream

Hot Chocolate


Mocha: Chocolate & Coffee


Babycino, for the kids


Chococino, for the kids


Iced Latte


Iced Chocolate


Iced Tea


Smashed avocado, poached eggs on sourdough toast.

Honey Roast Ham, Poached Eggs, Hollandaise sauce, potato bun.

Poached Eggs on buttered sourdough toast.

Crispy Hash Browns served in a floured bap

Soft floured bap with smoked streaky bacon and your choice of sauce.

Sausage Bap


Soft floured bap with cumberland sausage and your choice of sauce.

Crushed Avocado, vegan no-nut pesto, roasted tomato, smoked paprika

Katsu Chicken Bun


Chicken in breadcrumbs, lettuce, tomato & pickles and our delicious homemade Katsu sauce


Brie, Bacon & Cranberry


Brie, cranberry and bacon

Hot-Rocket Club


Char-grilled chicken, smoked bacon, rocket, Mozzarella, Sriracha-mayo


Honey Roasted Ham, Mature Cheddar, Sourdough

Tuna Melt


Tuna mayonnaise with cheddar on a baguette.

Avocado & Chicken


Smashed avocado with mayo, char-grilled chicken & mixed leaf, on your choice of white or brown bread.

Bacon & Egg


Crispy Bacon & Egg Mayonnaise on rustic toasted baguette.

Big Brunch Baguette


A rustic baguette with sausage, crispy bacon & omelette.



Chicken & No-Nut Baguette


Grilled chicken breast with homemade no-nut pesto & mayo on a rustic baguette.

Cheese & Tomato


Mature cheddar & tomato sandwich, on your choice of white or brown bread.

Ham, Lettuce & Tomato


A delicious sandwich consisting of ham, tomato & lettuce on your choice of white or brown bread.

Tuna Salad


Tuna Mayo with salad on your choice of white or brown bread.



Banana, raspberries, oat milk

Chocolate & Banana


A delicious blend of cocoa powder & banana to create a creamy milkshake, topped with whipped cream!



Vanilla ice cream, milk, salted caramel syrup topped with whipped cream



Mango, pineapple, apple juice

Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to your chosen smoothie.

Chocolate Waffle


Hot waffle, vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, chocolate sprinkles

Cinnamon Waffle


Hot waffle, cinnamon sugar

Salted Caramel Waffle


Hot waffle, vanilla ice cream, salted caramel syrup, fudge pieces

100% Vegi: See Specials


Freshly made every day in our kitchen. Ask our Baristas for the soup of the day



A scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with a double shot of espresso.

Delicious vanilla-bean ice cream with 3 toppings of your choice.

Platter Boxes

Do you love our delicious menu? Why not share with family, friends or colleagues by ordering one of our platter boxes, they are perfect for office meetings & small lunch gatherings. Choose all the things you love from our extensive menu and have your lunchtime cravings satisfied!

Simply call us 2-3 days before you need the spread to allow us time to perfect the order.

To place an order or for more information call: 01428 641922


You can order homemade traybakes & cupcakes!

Are you planning a Birthday party, an event or just fancy some delicious homemade cupcakes & traybakes, then let us know and we will provide you with the most amazing options.

All we need is 3-5 days notice for when you require the cakes & we can do the rest!

To place an order please contact us via this email:


Planning a party?

Are you planning an event? Why not take the pressure off and let us do the catering for you? We have 30 years catering experience in London ranging from huge corporate kitchens to private dining in client's homes. Whatever you're planning, contact us to discuss your requirements.

For further information please contact us via this email:







South Downs Coffee Co at 172

Our Partners

The best quality coffee from a traceable source, carefully roasted, delivered fresh - that is speciality coffee and that is Cast Iron Coffee Roasters.

Our roasting philosophy is very simple; showcase the bean in the best possible light and be as true as possible to its origins. We will only ever supply coffee we love to drink ourselves, be that a rich chocolatey espresso or a light fruity complex filter.

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Hoogly Tea is a British brand with a Nordic twist, our high quality teas are enhanced with a naturally indulgent taste and aroma.

Tea enthusiast Tina Gloggengieser, from Aarhus in Denmark, now living in Brighton UK, is passionate about food, tea and the Nordic way of life, ‘Hygge’.

Hygge is an experience; a year-round feeling of warmth, wellbeing and cosiness.
The Danes preoccupation with Hygge is one of the major reasons they are voted one of the happiest nations year after year.

All our teas are hand blended and packed in the South East of England, they are ethically sourced and fairly traded. Our fully biodegradable tea pyramids are soil association certified made out of a plant extract, no plastic in our tea bags.

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ProNappers is a fresh new consultancy formed of coaches, wellbeing practitioners and sleep experts. We have the science, thought-leadership, consultancy and nap-room expertise to support you in making napping a normal and even a necessary part of optimum workplace performance.

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Review Us!

We’d love to get your thoughts on how we are doing and what we can improve on or what you’d like to see on the menu!


Customer Reviews!

Excellent quality coffee and plenty of delicious lunch fare, served with a smile. We will be back!

What's not to like? Coffee? Great! Service? Fantastic! Food? Seriously good! Cannot recommend enough.

Excellent little café serving the best coffee in the area. Had been missing this sort of place since leaving London, so was delighted to find such a great café in Fernhurst

I think a great addition to our village business and services. Went a few times for coffee and pastries . all very good and lovely friendly service . we are very lucky to have this new lovely place in our village.

Best fresh sandwichs I had ever!!! Do not miss when you are around!

There's a lot of effort being put into this little place by the ladies that work there. Home cooking is the way they go rather than buying everything in and they are very good at it. I'm impressed at how well they interact with their customers too.