At Living Saucha, Newbury

A cafe with cake is always a good idea


As a mother, I am concerned about the environmental impact of our actions - that’s why I want to make a difference in as many ways as possible. 

Colline’s Kitchen is all about food to nurture your body and mind, but in a way that has as small an environmental impact as possible, while helping to make the world a better place. 

As a small start-up and at the beginning of our journey, I am still exploring different ways to make the kitchen sustainable and have by no means found the secret formula. Having said this, I want to be as transparent as possible with you and want to keep an open dialog with my customers on this topic - to share ideas and take recommendations on board. So please feel free to get in touch with me - I’d love to hear from you.

These are a few sustainable things that Colline’s Kitchen does already: 

  1. Food provenance: Food provenance is all about knowing the root of where your food has come from, how it was produced and transported to us. Colline’s Kitchen is about supporting local food producers who supply high quality ingredients. There is a story behind each of our main ingredients which you can learn more about from our suppliers page.
  2. Food waste: Colline’s Kitchen aims to keep food waste to a minimum by not over-preparing food, and we are in talks with local homeless shelters about donating leftovers to them.
  3. Coffee ground waste: We use some coffee ground waste as fertilisers for some of our plants in the courtyard. We also donate the rest to friends and family that use them to make homemade beauty products.
  4. Packaging waste: Where possible, we work with our suppliers to minimise packaging waste. For example, our milk is delivered in glass bottles which we return to our supplier after us to be reused.
  5. Single-use: All of our take-away containers are biodegradable. Although better than plastic, these items are only biodegrade if they are disposed of in the right way (i.e. in industrial composting sites), so we would prefer if you bring your own reusable cups, containers and cutlery. You even get 10% off if you bring reusable containers.
  6.  Menus: Our menus and promotional materials are printed on recycled paper.