Thursday, 26 May 2016

Sugar Challenge

 The Club Company Health Clubs promote the Sugar Drop Challenge in recognition that sugar is the new public enemy No 1.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Better Together

 £4.99 Soup & Sandwich promotion at EAT


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Savour that Muffin

Chorizo and Goat Cheese Muffins by Caper & Berry at Chichester Festival Theatre. @caperandberry

Monday, 23 May 2016

Brand New EAT

 EAT's new store, branding and design at Finsbury Pavement in the City of London
 with more of a freshly-prepared, 'open look' kitchen feel @eat_news


Friday, 20 May 2016

Sushi Daily

 Freshly made sushi at Waitrose
@Waitrose

Sushi Artisans on show
 plus their K Masks to demonstrate Hygiene is a priority.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Big Eggs

 Certainly fabulous in size - turkey and goose eggs now sold by supermarkets and no doubt coming to cafes and restaurants shortly.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Coffee Matters

Caterer Caper & Berry make something a little extra about the coffee they serve at the Chichester Festival Theatre.  Coffee matters. @caperandberry

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Unusual Porridge

26 Grains in Neal's Yard offers porridge - Hazlenut & Butter, Banana Cacao, Nordic Spice, Matcha Cacao & Coconut and Rhubarb & Cardamom Granola.  @26GRAINS
 plus some interesting drinks - see their full menu at http://www.26grains.com/menu/

Monday, 16 May 2016

True Meal Deal

 99p baguette value at Meal Deal in Birmingham.
 £1.74 meal deal - baguette, fries and can of drink
 £1.49 Jacket Potatoes and Panini

Friday, 13 May 2016

Fat Stone

Smoked whipped pork fat served on a stone plus some delicious, conventional butter on offer at Adam's contemporary British fine dining restaurant in Birmingham.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Second Cup

 You may not have heard of Second Cup Coffee Company - they have over 300 cafes in Canada and have opened their first UK store in Birmingham.  @secondcup

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Noise Control

Leaf patterned noise-reducing panels on the ceiling at Barton Grange Garden Centre's cafe.  @BartonGrange_GC

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

MSA Display

 Tebay motorway services on the M6 has always had a well-deserved reputation for quality - cake display plus quality chilled juices

Monday, 9 May 2016

SaladPride

New cafe SaladPride in Neal's Yard features breakfast, salad and comfort bowls of healthy food http://www.saladpride.com/
Interesting smoothies featuring turmeric and chlorella

Friday, 6 May 2016

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The Next Costa?

Image result for pure made for you
Whitbread buys a half share in 8-store Pure: 
"Every Pure store is a working kitchen, where flatbreads are baked, dressings are created, salads dressed in front of you, and smoothies made fresh every day."

All cafe operators need to wake up to the healthy food sector - it is expanding fast.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Pound Cake Fetish

Pierre Herme of Paris and Fetish pound and fruit cakes at their London store 
 Pound cake - rose, lemon, chocolate, pistachio, coffee, chocolate - at £19 a time

Monday, 2 May 2016

Image & Reality

 It's tough when you don't have a kitchen and rely on pre-packaged food - Starbucks' Croque Monsieur looks good on the A-board but less so in the chiller.
All the chains have this issue - see Costa's challenge at http://greatcafes.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/freshly-toasted.html - and it is the independent's greatest weapon if they have some on-site preparation.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Yesteryear

 Androuet in Spitalfields offers a record player where customers can choose from a selection of LPs


Thursday, 28 April 2016

Guilt free

Wheat free, low sugar offerings at Lola's cupcakes - the health message is getting through in every area of the cafe business.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Superb Salads

 Ottolenghi sells the following ingredients - no doubt the secret to their great salads.  Verjuice - the juice from unfermented grapes.   Dukkah of various seeds.
 Pomegranate Molasses
 Tahini
 Seeds for salads
 Lemon salt and Lemon Myrtle salt