OUR STORY

The word Sonder has a very particular meaning to us.

It is the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—filled with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once.

 

This is what life should be to one and other, because most of the people that you will come into contact with, you wont get the chance to meet. And if we all understood that someone else had their own, then …

This is Ebony

Ebony founded Sonder. Having spent all kinds of years in hospitality from pulling pints, to cooking meals and serving coffees; she believes one thing above it all – if you look after people, they look after you.

Story of the India Shop

The India Shop stood proud on Salisbury’s Highstreet for a number of years and it was as full of character as it was with complication.

We made sure where we could that we brought some of the amazing old features of the building to life. The most incredible brick and wooden floors made it very easy but we had to make sure that we got the very best in plumbing and electrical services to ensure that we gave enough credit to the incredible coffee we serve.

Ye Old Clock House

This wonky but wonderful building is grade 2 listed, this would present a challenging re-fit for most people. However, this is what sold us on this building. Our goal was to expose all the history this building had to offer, including the glorious wonky winding staircase and beautiful fireplaces. After we took on the building, we came to find we had so many personal attachments to it. A shop that Ebony’s grandmother had worked in and that was known particularly for its wonk and age.

Our Sonders

These people made it happen.