Small White Elephant

Restaurants, Coffeeshops Peckham Rye
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An independent, artist-run coffee shop with art on the walls, a performance space and some exceptionally scrumptious looking grub.

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Venue name: Small White Elephant
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Address: 28 Choumert Rd
London
SE15 4SE
Transport: Peckham Rye Overground
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A little cafe with a lot of character. Think homemade brownies, Vietnamese lattes, herbal tea served alongside a traditional egg timer, for the perfect brew. Quirky but classic.


The best coffee and the best atmosphere. Making amazing food that caters for both vegan and gluten free !


The best flat white and turmeric latte in peckham, not to mention the iconic Kevin bacon sandwich! The colourful warm cafe will make your days brighter.


The definition of local, it's all about the yarns here. They know a bit about coffee and cake as well


Best bacon sandwich in town, exciting choice of hot drinks from around the world and great milk/gluten alternatives. And super friendly staff with a big heart!


Best coffee I've tasted, cool little set up and the sweet chilli jam is top notch with a bit of bacon and avo.
Awesome little place.


The drinks selection is not only vast and creative, its top quality, as are the owners and the general atmosphere. One of the most charming cafes in Peckham, dare I say London!


These cats are legit. Proper people, proper coffee, proper nice. If you think otherwise you're an idiot


Fab coffee and a good range of options including milk alternatives and cold pressed juice. Small and friendly, with a chilled atmosphere.


Friendly, welcoming and serve the best turmeric lattes and avocado on toast. I'm addicted.


Several visits to this independent coffee shop. Love the Art Deco and the homemade bakery is out of this world. The owners are very friendly and welcoming


When I worked in Peckham i frequently popped in to the SWE because it has a relaxing atmosphere created by owners Dale and Jennifer, there is an eclectic array of homemade foods on offer, plus a selection teas and coffees, everything comes with a smile which makes you feel at home and most welcome.


Who doesn't love being greeted, every time, with smiles and then being served spankingly good coffee?? Then there's the food. Oh wow. The dhal. The bread. The banana bread. Just yes.


Small White Elephant is a fantastic family run artisan coffee shop that combines art and great coffee! They also make THE best gluten free cakes I've ever tasted!!


Easily the most friendly and relaxed coffee shop in Peckham. It's like stepping into amother much nicer universe where you can't help but feel relaxed. The food is great, filling with just enough of a twist to be interesting and there is a great range of drinks that you wouldn't find elsewhere. The turmeric latte is particularly good. Good and varied music too which mixes up the atmosphere.


They are doing it for the love, and you can see the heart in every part of the coffee shop. Great food and drinks, nice music, and I always end up talking to strangers there.


Friendly and welcoming with top notch coffee and food. A great place to spend time with friends.


Great quality, tasty, good value food and the best coffee in Peckham. What's not to like? Oh, did I mention the hilarious hand-made cards made by the owner? No? Well, they're awesome too. Aaaannnd... it's dog-friendly, so our rescued lurcher Gracie loves it too!


One of the best coffee shops around. Good homemade food and friendly staff. Number one coffee shop


Small like the title but no elephants - just good coffee, friendly staff and gorgeous food - Breakfast muffins and coconut toast recommended!


This is by far the best coffee shop I have ever been to.
The owners are fantastic and the coffee and food are wonderful.
When you visit you MUST have a Kevin Bacon.


Top quality coffee, food, friendliness, fun. This is a jolly cool place for coffee cognoscenti - and human beings in general. Just a slight problem with my serious addiction to their Kevin bacon sandwiches, toasted coconut cake and the cheerup soup (not all at the same time... so far)


Amazing coffee, great atmosphere and lovely owners. Their food is original and delicious!


Worth seeking out for excellent Alchemy coffee & relaxed atmosphere. Even do the odd bit of food and cake (I think doing more increasingly)
They even have a poetry evening (not brave enough to go yet!) & various other events on.


By far the best coffee shop in the area. It's the only one that serves indeed artisan coffee!


The best sandwich ever is a Kevin Bacon,toasted sourdough,chilli jam,cream cheese,fresh herbs,the only way I can face Monday's.The coffee is great to,and the ambiance is just warm and friendly.So worth seeking out.


Tucked away in the edgier end of Choumert Road, Small White Elephant does some of the best coffee in Peckham. But importantly, their coffee is always great because Jen and Dale care so much.


Always a warm welcome, best coffee I've had anywhere in London and a really vibrant local feel.


My favourite place in Peckham, owned by the loveliest couple. And the best coffee in town too.