Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Little Pack of Fun

Jamie's Italian shows the way in terms of kids' menu.  
Kids activity pack is good too with a packet of seeds to plant.


Monday, 3 August 2015

Trendy Salads

EAT's new salad bowls - Harissa Chicken and 'Riced' Cauliflower Salad or Quinoa & Rainbow Veg Salad - right on trend.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Have a Sniff

 Ship of Adventures cafe at Hackney Pirates in Dalston encourages tea sniffing of their loose leaf teas.
 @HackneyPirates  @ShipOAdventures

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Window Rings

 Itsu's eye-catching and colourful Summer Sushi window display.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Trayful of Colour

Wyevale has ditched the standard boring, ugly cafe tray for a themed, colourful and relevant cafe fixture that almost every customer uses.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Ship of Adventures

The Ship of Adventures cafe at Hackney Pirates charity has great sandwiches, drinks and theming.
Local suppliers, built-in cold drinks fridge and superb ambiance.
 @ShipOAdventures

Monday, 27 July 2015

Wyevale's Botanic Kitchen

 Check out the new thinking at Wyevale's Botanic Kitchen - the design, menu, colourful trays and interesting cakes will make some garden centre cafes have to up their game.
Courgette and Orange cake
Beetroot and Chocolate cake.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Name that Volunteer

Hackney Pirates charity and cafe honour their volunteers by a wall of names on post-its.


Thursday, 23 July 2015

Fresh Beans

Fresh (but not too fresh) coffee beans really do make a difference to the taste of your espresso coffee.  Weekly deliveries to the home coffee consumer are now commonplace.  How fresh are your beans?

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Film Theming

Jurassic Shortbread at the Cavan Bakery in Teddington.
Great display of bakery items.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Coffee, Cake and Naughtiness


Coffee, Cake & Kink in London holds fondant icing workshops and much more.  There are simply no limits to what a cafe can encompass!  @CoffeeCakeKink  Thanks to one of my regular contributors for this gem.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Car Tyre Table

Table made of car tyres at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Simple Sausage Rolls

 Every food item seems to get its variations - are you offering just one plain old sausage roll?
Pork and Chilli Sausage Rolls at M&S.
 Hog Roast Sausage Rolls
 Davidstow Cheddar & Dry-Cure Bacon Sausage Rolls.
Black Pudding & Pork Sausage Rolls

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Gone but not forgotten

 Fred's at Tesco Osterley is no more.
 How many more of Tesco's cafe and restaurant concepts will last?

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The Story of a Great Cafe



Great Cafes have always been a fan of Cafe in the Park - they get it!  Watch their video and check out what makes this dynamic couple and team create such a special business.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Creative Stairs

 Hackney Pirates in Dalston have really made their  cafe and learning space shine with creativity and originality.
 All the stairs feature book titles. @Hackney Pirates  @ShipOAdventures

Monday, 13 July 2015

Nutrient Packed Fusion

Boost soup with quinoa or noodles, vegetables and hot broth at POD.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Sweet Blitz

POD's indulgent blitz (you take to the counter to get blended) of milk, yoghurt, popcorn, Nutella and chocolate powder.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Bakery Heaven

 Thomas the Baker have 33 shops across Yorkshire and make a mean eccles cake.  Great Cafes is so addicted we even have a specific Pinterest page dedicated to the humble eccles cake https://www.pinterest.com/turpinsmale/eccles-cakes/.  Sad!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Cake and Counter

 Counter and cake display at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery's cafe operated by Compass.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Tasty Little Treats

Maybe we really are learning to have smaller portions of what we like - M&S's tasty little treats.
 Mini-eccles cakes, lemon meringues and eton mess

Monday, 6 July 2015

Baked on Board

All the cakes at SS Great Britain in Bristol are 'baked on board'.  Always celebrate that point of difference. @ssGreatBritain

Friday, 3 July 2015

Cemetery Cafe

 There cannot be many cafes in working cemeteries.
Arnos Vale in Bristol is a wedding venue (woodland weddings a speciality and booked out in 2015), houses a crematorium museum (including a bone crushing machine) and the Atrium Cafe. @WhiskArnosVale
 Worth a visit.  @ArnosValeCem