Each weekend we - the Coleman family - would pack up and take to the road to compete in triathlons and other endurance sports events around the UK. Rarely could we find healthy nutritious food on an event site and veggie/vegan options were always limited. We decided to set out and change this...
Our first steps
In 2011 we re-entered the sports arena with The Oat Hut, ready to serve porridge and flapjacks to hungry and exhausted athletes. Our first event was a local cross country race held in Stanmer Park and we went down a storm!
We decided to travel further afield and venture into unknown territory, applying to trade at a few music festivals...
Spreading the love for oats
To our delight everywhere we went people loved our porridge, flapjacks and coffee!
What had begun as a part-time pursuit had now become a full time oat operation with summers spent festival and event hopping, taking porridge to the people of Latitude festival, Goodwood Festival of Speed and Boomtown Fair to name but a few...
A change of face but not of heart
As we went about our business other people began to express interest in joining The Oat Hut family.
In 2014 we re-branded to OATOPIA and launched as a franchise, welcoming our first franchisees Anne and Julie to the oat team.
We also launched our online shop, lisitng over 30 different flavours of flapjack and energy bombs!
Oatopia opens in the "Don"
In 2017 we received a very exciting call. A unit had become available at Boxpark Croydon!
We decided to take on the challenge and now offer commuters and locals in East Croydon a delicious breakfast and lunch 7 days a week.
Naturally Fuelling Life's Adventures
Our 2018 calendar is already oat-packed with festivals and events, and with lots going on at Boxpark Croydon too it's sure to be another exciting year!
We honestly can't believe how much our humble porridge hut has grown. To all our customers that have and continue to support us THANK YOU. Without you Oatopia would not exist!