Friday, 19 December 2014

Cake in Cumbria

Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut Cookie cake at Larch Cottage Nurseries' Greenhouse all day restaurant at Penrith
Wonderful garden setting and original Pizza Dolce cake

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Ho Ho Hot Chocolate

@Pret hit the spot with the colder weather, eye catching signage, seasonality and good copy.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

A Juice Bar You Could Offer

 Simple effective juice bar as part of the servery counter at the Wellcome Collection operated by Benugo. @Benugo

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Dog friendly??!!!! This cafe will soon run by dogs it is so dog friendly!

 Congratulations @WellsBeachCafe - the Holkham Estate's Beach Cafe at Wells-next-the-Sea on winning Be Dog Friendly Cafe/Restaurant Award 2014.  We are proud to say they are one of our clients.
See for details

Monday, 15 December 2014


Itsu's Christmas bauble in a cup decoration is simple, effective, inexpensive and different.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Board Game Cafe

@DraughtsLondon in Hackney is the first Board Game Cafe  we have heard of.
 Open weekends and weekday evenings
Check out their library of games
 Cake and Game of the Day

Thursday, 11 December 2014


 Stunning design - inside and out - @theMagazineLDN  the Serpentine Gallery's Magazine Restaurant operated by German caterer Kofler & Kompanie.
 Design by Zaha Hadid

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Hail a Coffee

@BlackCabCoffee makes a change from French H vans

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

3D Cafe

3D printing whilst you sip your latte at Makers Cafe, Shoreditch
The British Museum Will Now Let You 3D Print Copies Of Its Artifacts
Relevant given the British Museum has just released its first downloadable collection for 3D printing (the head of Egyptian pharaoh Amenemhat III from 1800 BC)
The kit in action at Makers Cafe


Monday, 8 December 2014

Power It Up

Starbucks is trialling Powermats in the US and plans to roll them out across Europe. The mats are set into tables, and phones/iPads that need to be charged are simply placed on top with a connecting ring attachment. Starbucks will sell the rings or loan them out.  Haven't we all run out of power at some stage - a winning idea.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Warmed Waffles

 M&S' idea for warming caramel waffles.

Thursday, 4 December 2014


Really clever and topical hot drink idea from Moosh in Carnaby Street - Flu-fighter orange, lemon, ginger, honey and nutmeg.  Worth every penny of £3.80 if you have the lurgy.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Mac Cheese & Kale

 Pret has two versions of Macaroni Cheese - Prosciutto and Kale & Cauliflower

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Bar with Bread

Canterbury's La Trappiste Bar makes great play of its freshly baked artisan bread for sale in the bar and for take away.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Video Coffee

WMF now have a self-service bean to cup coffee machine with video screen so that you get the whole story about the coffee - where it is grown, etc, etc - while your coffee is prepared.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Artisan Bacon

courtesy of well-travelled retail guru John Stanley.  See his blog post at

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Changing The World

Our final post from Vancouver - an impressive city for change, the environment, sharing cars, electric trolleybuses and some great cafes.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Mac N' Cheese Crisps

Mac N' Cheese and Cinnamon Bun flavour crisps will no doubt be here soon.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Famous for Buns

Great value, freshly made Chinese buns - Pineapple red bean, coconut, custard - in Chinatown, Vancouver
Ham & Green onion bun, Hot Dog bun, Chicken bun

Monday, 24 November 2014

Breakfast Pizza

Sciue Italian Bakery Caffe features breakfast pizza at five Vancouver locations.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Charge Here

Free mobile, ipad and laptop charging point at Gatwick airport - popular.