Friday, 13 June 2014

Faversham: Jittermugs

Finding ourselves in Faversham on a very hot Sunday, we wandered along Preston Street on the hunt for a coffee shop. The bright blue canopy of Jittermugs caught our eye and liking what we saw we went in. Welcomed by a friendly lass behind the counter, we took some menus and plonked ourselves in the squishy sofas by the window. 

A good ponder over the great selection of light lunches such as toasted sandwiches, salads, pasta dishes as well as cakes and pastries later, our order was taken. We decided to share a toasted cheddar and chutney sandwich along with a large flat white for moi and pear juice for him. 

Drinks turned up in a speedy fashion whilst we admired the tasteful retro decor. A narrow wooden dresser displayed various wares for sale - cute teapots, retro mugs, books and the like all themed around the Penguin books. The tables were all chunky wooden farmhouse style with mismatched wooden chairs. Although this cafe occupies a smallish space the tidy uncluttered layout made it feel quite spacious but cosy. A large wood stove sits in the front room and must be a welcome addition in the cold winter months.

Its rustic wooden counter and industrial style tiling make this cafe feel very modern and fashionable. The drinks selection is vast - local juices, milkshakes, frappes, iced frappes, homemade lemonade, espresso based coffees to babychinos. My flat white was very very strong, like a flat white you'd get on the Continent. Not bitter or acidic, it was creamy with caramel tones and definitely woke me up! I didn't enjoy it as much as the flat whites I get from Loaf and Brown's however.

The granary toasted sandwich we shared was served with a few salad bits and a lovely dressing. Coupled with the local chutney and great hunks of cheddar we greedily scoffed it down. Other bread options were Spelt or Walnut along with a good range of other fillings. Daily vegan and coeliac friendly treats are also available.

Run by husband and wife team Nick and Julia we particularly loved the attention to detail in this coffee shop such as these old syrup and treacle tins used as sugar bowls. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly, we didn't feel rushed at all. A few solo and couple customers came by when we were there and a gentle hubbub of conversation filled the space.

The Verdict? Thumbs Up!
A really great independent coffee shop offering locally sourced produce as well as a fantastic authentic coffee experience. They also do tapas evenings, we will try and come along to one soon. Friendly staff, easy atmosphere and comfy sofas in the window. Great tasting food at reasonable prices this is a must when in Faversham.

18a Preston Street
ME13 8NZ


  1. A great coffee/tea shop and very friendly staff my first choice when in town. One correction to your report Nicks wife is Julia but I'm sure she let you off that minor typo, she make many of the scrumptious cakes on sale there. I tried the Tapas for the first time on Saturday when a friend held his his birthday party there well worth a try.

  2. Thanks for letting me know about the typo Stephen, have amended it. We liked the sound of the tapas evening, thanks for the recommendation must try and get ourselves to one soon.

  3. This is our favourite place for a cup of tea and a sit down. Pleased to see such a good review. Would just like to add they have a great selection of tea on offer from breakfast tea to gunpowder. All loose leaf and served in those tea pots you mentioned. Give us a follow on twitter @teaclubbrew please. Cheers Kevin