Tuesday, 21 April 2015

San Miguel Market Part 1

The San Miguel 'market' in Madrid is now a food court par excellence.
Over the next few days on the Great Cafes Blog see the range, quality and display of all that is on offer.



Monday, 20 April 2015

A Must Visit in Madrid

 Great pastries and window displays at famous Madrid cafe La Mallorquina

Friday, 17 April 2015

Street Smart

Bread outside bakery and balloon 'grapes' outside wine bar catch your attention on the streets of Madrid.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

EAT Explains

Coffee made the EAT way chart @Eat_News

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

World's Oldest

The Guinness Book of Records confirms that Restaurant Botin in Madrid is the world's oldest, established 1725.
 Still cooking suckling pig in a wood-fired oven @CasaBotin

Tuesday, 14 April 2015


Cakelings at Anges de Sucre.   Banana sponge, Salted Caramel Swiss meringue buttercream with a chocolate glaze topped with toffee popcorn.
Yolos - the Anges version of a Rolo

Monday, 13 April 2015

Madrid Food Tour

 Excellent Madrid Food Tour - Tapas, Taverns & History led by Kelly - @MadridFoodTour
Vermouth on tap (Sangria is for the tourists) and a tapas bar solely selling grilled mushrooms (http://www.mesondelchampinon.com/) amongst the tasting stop off points.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Panic Attack

 Watch and listen to the action at great Madrid bakery Panic
 Fabulous sourdough @PanicMadrid

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Watch Out

We have been noting the trend for cafes to open as wine bars and now Pret (with almost 300 outlets in the UK) is trialling evening opening at its Strand cafe with alcoholic drinks.  Threat for bars; opportunity for cafes.  See:

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Scaffolding Seating

 Beany Green Cafe in Little Venice has an interesting and eye-catching assortment of seating
 Scaffolding made tables @BeanyGreen

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Madrid Breakfast

 Freshly made churros with hot chocolate at Chocolat, Madrid

Monday, 6 April 2015

Madrid Toast

Torrijas de Vino / Wine Toast and Leche / Milk Toast are the Madrid equivalents of French Toast and a special for Easter.
Happy Easter.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

S'More Versions

Triple Chocolate S'More and PB S'More - "the ultimate American dream with organic peanut butter and Belgian chocolate dripping from a vanilla pod marshmallow, held together by two cinnamon-sugar rye biscuits" at Anges de Sucre off Kensington Church Street.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Chill Out & Cake

 Great cake and chill space at a hotel - Hoxton Hotel @TheHoxtonLDN

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Blitz Drink

Pod's drinks that you take to the counter to be blitzed -  grape juice, beetroot juice, apple, carrots, cucumber, beetroot, spinach, ginger and Chia seeds.@podlondon
Vitamin Hit - mango. orange juice, banana, apples, carrots, kiwi fruit and vitamin packed blueberry powder.
Supergreen Detox Blitz - spinach, ginger, broccoli, mango, cucumber, leek and kale mix, lemon juice and apple juice.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Note the Display

 Sandwich display at Notes Coffee Roasters & Wine Bar in the City of London. @NotesLondon

Friday, 27 March 2015

Labrador on the Loose

 Mind your cake on the low table at Cooper's cafe, Marlow.  @Coopscoffeebar
 When not esconced by the roaster the black lab enjoys cake!

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Kid's Offer

 Kids Picnic Bag offer at Wyevale's Coffee Ground garden centre cafe.