The kitchen is the soul of our business. From the moment we open the doors in the morning, to locking up at night, exquisite aromas and the rattle of pans escape into the shop.”
– Cinzia Long, owner
Lunch on the go
At lunchtime much of Heathfield and the surrounding area stops at Cuculo to refuel. If you are looking for winter soups, summer salads, pastries, something sweet, or a hot or cold drink, you will find a fantastic range that is simply not available anywhere else.
Your Cornish pasty is made, of course, in Cornwall, and your spanakopita (spinach and feta filo parcel) and Greek sweets are made by our Greek friends in London… but the rest comes from scratch out of our kitchen, made with the greatest care and only the very best fresh ingredients.
We serve the best tea and coffee all day, to drink in or take away.
Whether you are looking for a picnic to take to the opera at Glyndebourne, a full meal for large numbers at a wedding or party, or an eye-catching platter of sandwiches and pastries for a work or family event, we will be delighted to be of service. Drop in or give us a call and we will be very happy to help.
Cuculo is open Monday to Saturday. We are fully licensed, so you can choose a glass of wine from our extensive portfolio, one of our artisan beers or ciders, or just a soft drink. We believe that a drink is best enjoyed with something to eat, so our commitment to you is to provide a simple snack included in the price of your drink. If you are feeling peckish we can assemble the best cheeseboard you can imagine, a cured meat platter, or one of our famous mixed “Cuculo Boards”. We will be delighted to serve a bottle of wine at shelf price plus £5.
There is a monthly three-course Italian evening with Cinzia; regular wine tastings and more (exluding February and January). Sign up to our mailing list to be kept updated.