Bun + Bean at Soulfit


We are so excited to be branching out with our new venture at Soulfit in Lewes and are delighted to welcome Hannah of Hannah's Van to the team.

We are lucky to have Hannah now based Tues til Fri 9:30 - 2pm in our new cafe in Soulfit, a friendly independent yoga studio in Lewes run by lovely owners Gyles and Fiona.

Hannah usually serves high quality coffee, teas and snacks from her mobile coffee van in Lewes and beyond and will continue to do so on weekends, but you can now hang out in the new cafe with her at Soulfit, before or after your yoga or training session, or for a coffee break, breakfast or lunch - you don't have to be doing a class.

Opening Tuesday 5th February 2019, come by for specialty coffee, kombucha, smoothies, cakes, salad bowls and more...💚

Bun + Bean + Art


To celebrate Artwave's 25th year, we are hosting our second exhibition: Bun + Bean + Art from 18th August to 2nd September 2018. Come along to our launch party on Friday 17th August from 7pm - early birds get a glass of fizz and first dibs on artwork for sale. We'll be serving beers and burgers as usual until 10pm.


Introducing the Artists

Natalie Foster


Natalie has been producing artwork and branding for Bun + Bean since the cafe opened in January 2017. Following on from last year's 'Creatures of the Coffee Canopy' project, Natalie will be continuing to explore coffee stories through bird habitats.

The Golden-winged Warbler, Rufous-capped Warbler and the Turquoise Motmot are all migratory birds that winter in coffee growing regions such as Nicaragua and Ecuador. They can be found foraging insects in the canopy trees of shade-grown coffee farms.

Giclée print on archival quality art paper
Limited edition of 100 each
30x40cm £45
40x50cm £75
Collection from cafe or shipping available

To enquire about fine art prints: info@natfoster.com



The Wooden Truth Printing Press


The Wooden Truth Printing Press, run by Barcombe-based graphic designer Andrew Chapman, makes typographic letterpress prints, books and cards using old wood and metal type.

Expect experimental, abstract typography, song lyric posters, fake coffee sacks, alphabet samplers and those handy little brown notebooks you can never have too many of.


Louisa Buck



Louisa has just finished her practice based PhD where she looked at the use of Greek mythological images in contemporary times. The pictures included in this exhibition represent a small proposition of that research. As a practicing artist and lecturer in Fine Art, Louisa has always retained a fascination with antiquity and its presence in present day western culture. Originally training as a sculptor at Wimbledon School of Art, she now works primarily in drawing, mostly in pencil and charcoal and most recently with silverpoint.



Emily Montgomery


"As a Brighton based ceramist committed to mould making and slip casting, I strive to produce simple, minimalist forms that are desirable and functional. My current works include 6oz and 8oz cups and coasters produced from semi porcelain slip and stained in shades of three different colours."

Creatures of the Coffee Canopy


As a designer I jumped at the chance to create wall art for Bun & Bean when Jamie first opened the café in January this year. Having worked with food brands, I have seen how the growth in compassionate consumerism has lead to more supply chain transparency and food origin story sharing. Artwave has created an opportunity to share this project with art enthusiasts on the Lewes art trail, as well as coffee lovers visiting the cafe.

With coffee provenance in mind, I began by researching the Honduran organic coffee Jamie uses from Extract coffee roasters. I spoke with Extract at London Coffee Festival, looked for articles on wildlife conservation sites, read bird watcher’s blog posts and read through research findings about bird friendly coffee growing.

I learned about shade-tolerant coffee production using the natural principles of ecology whereby a shade canopy is created with native trees. Bird diversity is supported, pest insects are reduced and leaf litter puts nutrients back into the soil increasing coffee yields and quality. Great news for the coffee connoisseur and chirpy creatures like the Yellow Bellied Warbler, Keel Billed Toucan and the Garter Tailed Trogon to name a few.

Sadly, I also found reports on the devastating effects on biodiversity through sun grown coffee methods, where forests are cleared for coffee farms causing decline in numbers of neotropical and migratory birds as their natural habitats are lost. Not good news for our feathered friends.

Although I have read articles and discussed the subject a lot, the picture is still coming together for me. Coffee growing, conservation and fair trade are complex subjects tied up with poverty, intensive labour, exploitation and greenwashing. It's not always clear if coffee has come from shade grown farms and finding out about coffee origins can be challenging as brands hold onto their coffee stories as a commodity.

From what I understand so far, the growth in the specialty coffee industry seems to have helped increase supply chain transparency and farmers have been increasingly encouraged to shape their businesses according to demand.  Learning that growers using permaculture principles to farm can actually support wildlife and create thriving habitats has been encouraging.  

Through talking about the work during Artwave I have already learned more about coffee growing regions and peoples experiences with some of the illustrated birds. I hope the work can start more conversations about specialty coffee, our consumer choices and the effects they have on our fragile environment.


Natalie Foster
August 2017


Toucan 50 x 40cm

Toucan 50 x 40cm

The prints work as individual pieces or together composed as a scene.
Choose from:

Turquoise Dacnis
Garter Tailed Trogon
Yellow Bellied Warbler

Archival inks on 100% cotton, high quality fine art paper.
50 x 40cm / 40 x 50cm
£45 collection from cafe
Shipping available
To enquire about fine art prints: info@natfoster.com




Artwave Exhibition

Bun & Bean will be joining 140 venues across Lewes, Seaford and surrounding rural areas to be part of Artwave festival. We will be exhibiting work by 5 contemporary artists who will be offering affordable art prints, cards, ceramics and original artworks for sale.

Save the date for our exhibition launch party Friday 18th August where you can get first dibs on artwork, enjoy some kombucha cocktails, craft beer and tasty veggie burgers. Come early for a free glass of fizz, we'll be kicking off at 6pm.

Introducing the Artists:

Natalie Foster

Blue Dacnis

Blue Dacnis

Creatures of the Coffee Canopy

Creatures of the Coffee Canopy

Natalie Foster is a graphic designer and illustrator from Brighton working with brands to craft their visual identities.

For Artwave, she will be exploring the theme of wildlife habitats supported through traditional shade grown coffee methods.


Emily Montgomery

Slip Cast Teacups and Coasters Semi Porcelain, matte glaze

Slip Cast Teacups and Coasters
Semi Porcelain, matte glaze

Hand Printed Cards £2.00

Hand Printed Cards

"As a maker I use direct, mechanical processes that enable me to quickly produce multiple results. Slip casting and silk-screen printing are the two practices I favor most. My print work is pattern focused, exploring surface design within interiors whereas my ceramic work is more reserved and relies on simple shape and form."

Simon Griffiths (SICANDO)

"Your Planet needs You" Mixed media acrylic spray paint and 1970s cartoon collage on canvas 85cm x 103cm.  @sicandotoo

"Your Planet needs You"
Mixed media acrylic spray paint and 1970s cartoon collage on canvas
85cm x 103cm.

Chris Prewett

Arms Risograph print. Edition of 20. 21cm x 30cm

Risograph print. Edition of 20.
21cm x 30cm

Chris is an illustrator and digital designer based in Lewes.
He works across multiple disciplines including drawing, screenprinting, motion graphics and ephemera.

Lee Robbins

George – Before the Final Call Black and white photographs of the performer George Ikediashi taken by Lee Robbins.

George – Before the Final Call
Black and white photographs of the performer George Ikediashi taken by Lee Robbins.

Since obtaining Bachelors of Arts (Photography) degree at the Norwich School of Art, Brighton based Lee Robbins has been a professional photographer for 10 years dividing his time between fashion, portraiture and commercial commissions.