The Hubbery Cafe

Our outdoor pop up cafe is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 10.00-16.00, so come along and enjoy some Swedish fika and lunches in our garden.

We have six outdoor under cover tables that can be booked in advance, but there are other tables and benches dotted around the garden for people just popping by. We do however highly recommend booking in advance, particularly for lunch, and it’s essential if you want to be sure to have a space under cover. Just email us on [email protected] to book in.

We look forward to welcoming you all.

Please note that The Hubbery Cafe will be closed on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May due to all of us being busy organising Elderflower Fields Festival that weekend. Also, we will not be open on the two extra Jubilee bank holidays, Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June, and we will be closed during the Jubilee weekend, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Fika is the Swedish word for stopping what you’re doing, having a break and enjoying a drink and a homemade treat together with your family, your friends or your colleagues. It’s a hugely important part of Swedish culture and it is a concept that is difficult to fully explain or translate properly … You just have to visit us to experience it!

The Hubbery has been running for Spithurst Hub members and local businesses for several years and as we received a lot of positive comments about what we offer, we decided to also open up as an outdoor cafe back in June 2020.  Our menu is Swedish themed and in partnership with some great local Sussex businesses:

Direct trade Colombian filter coffee from Lindfield Coffee Works

Cold drinks from Folkington’s

Milk, butter and ice creams from Downsview Farm

Lamb from Offham Farm Shop

Organic Tremains cheese from High Weald Dairy

Gravad and smoked salmon from Springs Smokery 

Asparagus from South Brookwells Farm 

Mince and other produce from Denniker Farm Shop

Award winning organic eggs from Springles Farm

Bread either homemade or from Newick Bakery

Vegan and gluten free patisserie, muffins and energy balls from Ginie at Pure Patisserie Box

Various vegetables from Barcombe Nurseries and some home grown

Venison from Sutton Hall Estate

Porter for our venison stew from Harvey’s Brewery

Beautiful aprons from Tatiana at Softer and Wild

We provide a selection of homemade Swedish cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla buns, cakes and biscuits and some traditional English favourites. Plus our So Sussex Chocolate Cake of course famous from the Elderflower Fields festival picnic.  We aim to have some gluten free and vegan cake available too.

We also offer a small selection of lunches and here’s our current menu (please note there may be some changes);

Sparris och mangold paj med sallad – Spring quiche with local asparagus, chard, feta and red onion served with salad (vegetarian, gluten free option sometimes available) – £8.80 

Köttbullesmörgås med rödbetssallad – Open sandwich with homemade meatballs on creamy beetroot salad – £5.80

Gravad lax med hovmästarsås smörgås – Open sandwich with gravad salmon from Springs Smokery drizzled with traditional homemade mustard and dill sauce – £5.80 (or at times smoked salmon if gravad salmon is not available)

Rödbetsbollar med mangoldspesto smörgås – Open sandwich with homemade beetroot, ginger, turmeric and sesame balls on chard pesto (vegan) – £5.80

Ostsmörgås med tomat och basilika – Open sandwich with High Weald Dairy Tremaines organic cheese with tomato and basil (vegetarian) – £5.20

Lunches are served between 12.00 and 14.30 or until we have sold out. Our open sandwiches are made to order on light sappore rye bread from Newick Bakery. They can be made into a “no bread” version with salads instead.

Please ask us about allergen information. Please note that wheat flour, nuts and sesame seeds are frequently used in our kitchen.

Our outdoor cafe is open most Saturdays and Sundays 10.00-16.00.  Get in touch with us on [email protected] if you have any questions or if you would like to book one of our outdoor undercover tables. We highly recommend that you book in advance if you would like to come for lunch.

Dogs are very welcome at our cafe as long as they are kept on a lead please. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the permissive footpath that leads away from the cafe through the fields and through Knowlands Wood towards The Secret Campsite or back towards Barcombe. Please do respect the landowners’ and the farmer’s decision on this as this is not a public footpath. Many thanks.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Find The Hubbery Cafe at: Spithurst HUB, Spithurst Road, Barcombe, BN8 5EE