Friday, 23 January 2015

Sourdough Crumpets

New, tasty and worth a premium price - Sourdough Crumpets.  When will we have the first Crumpet Cafe?!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Crisp Cafe


It started as a joke about the popularity of crisp sandwiches and now Belfast has its own Crisp Cafe. #SimplyCrisply@thatweecafe. Serving 35 types of crisps it has been inundated, quite apart from the national publicity.  The humour is fun too: January Special - We'll cut off your crusts for free!

Whether it's crisps, cereal, board games, dogs or 3D printing cafes need to have a differentiator.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Today is Special

 
Daily changing scones at The Ditsy Teacup, Elgin, Morayshire - cherry, orange matchmaker, fruit, marzipan, cheese, plain - posted on Facebook every day.
Strawberry & dark chocolate, caramac, banoffee, cheese & sunblush tomato
Snickers, strawberry & white chocolate, cheese & caramelised onion, banana & cinnamon



Tuesday, 20 January 2015

One of the Best

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Hermitage Rd Cafe and Bagel Bar in Hitchin, Herts by Anglian Country Inns.
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Voted one of the best 50 coffee bars in the country by The Independent.
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@HermitageRd
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Monday, 19 January 2015

Getting Your Order Wrong Since 1992

Don't you just love Goswell Road Coffee's business card humour. @bricklanecoffee

Friday, 16 January 2015

Happy to Have a Chat

Great idea at Turl Street Kitchen, Oxford @turlstkitchen - If you see someone in this cafe with one of these shells, it means they're happy to have a chat with a stranger.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Bugged about Buggies?

Buggy locks might be a solution for a cafe that appeals to the mum and baby market and space is getting a little crowded inside. @CardeaUK.  See http://cardea-solutions.com/products/buggy-lock and we take no payments for mentioning any suppliers.  Also see previous blog post about buggy parks http://greatcafes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/buggy-park.html

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Street Bell

Itsu are now mounting their bell and half price, half an hour before closing sale details on the outside of the store.  Can't miss it. @Itsu

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Cereal Cafe

 Queues at the new Cereal Killer Cafe in Shoreditch. @CerealKillerUK
American, British and Global cereals plus vintage cereal memorabilia - 100 varieties of cereal; 13 kinds of milk; 20 different toppings and 18 flavours of pop tarts!

Monday, 12 January 2015

Porridge Gets Even Healthier

 Five Grain Porridge from Pret - Pinhead Oats, Quinoa, Amaranth, Chia and Flax Seeds plus Coconut Water.
@Pret

Friday, 9 January 2015

Beefy

Bovril and Buttered Toast - simple old-fashioned appeal at the Black Country Living Museum and popular too. @BCLivingMuseum

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Stay Together at Shake Shack

Vibrating flashing pager at Shake Shack in Covent Garden. @ShakeShackUK

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Can't Miss It

Brasserie Blanc's outside tables - effective and eye-catching. @BrasserieBlanc

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Tables don't have to be Square or Round

 Beautiful wood tables and stools at Annandale Distillery's new visitor centre cafe. @AnnandaleDstlry
Unusual shaped tables at the Serpentine Gallery's Magazine restaurant. @theMagazineLDN

Monday, 5 January 2015

Free Waste

Starbucks at Corley Services have a clever way of reducing waste, promoting recycling and themselves - just more coffee consumption needed!  @StarbucksUK

Friday, 2 January 2015

Time for a Story

Urban Coffee in Birmingham  have their story up on a blackboard in the toilet.  http://www.urbancoffee.co.uk/emporiums/birmingham-jewellery-quarter/  @UrbanCoffeeCo

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Graffiti Resolution

150 graffiti artists have descended on the Tunisian village of Erriadh and created an open-air art gallery.  Tourists are flocking in.  So what are you doing to enliven your cafe in 2015?
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

The Proud Archivist

 Bar - Restaurant - Gallery - Coffee House - Meeting House - Workspace - Events Space - Arts Venue - Theatre plus table football outside at The Proud Archivist in Haggerston. @ProudArchivist
 Fancy a Quicky bar snacks
 External seating
 Weekly wine, cocktail and food promotions


Monday, 29 December 2014

Hanging Plants

Hanging plant light fitting at Makers Cafe the 3D printing cafe in Shoreditch. @MakersCafe

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Labour of Love

 Annandale Distillery's owners Teresa and David have the most wonderful wood craftsman Ian Cameron-Smith making every part of the reborn distillery very special indeed.  @AnnandaleDstlry
 Annandale Distillery http://www.annandaledistillery.com/
 Cameron-Smith Designs http://www.cameronsmithdesigns.co.uk/page2.htm
Well worth a visit!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Make Magic Happen

 Increase your sales with take-away - Krispy Kreme offer joy in a box. @KrispyKremeUK

Monday, 22 December 2014

Santa Food

 Not only a Christmas decoration but also a festive Potsu of Brussel Sprouts, Bacon, Roast Chestnuts, Orange zest, Mixed Spice, Chilli Cranberry Relish with brown and wild rice topped with British chargrilled Chicken.  @Itsu

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