Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Cocoa Jerky

Strips of British beef marinated in cocoa nibs at Hotel Chocolat - certainly distinctive.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Man Creche

Victoria Inn, Salcombe woos its target audience and reaps plenty of free media coverage.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Hugs without Awkwardness

"Tips are like hugs without the awkward body contact" - the staff at the Bristly Hog Coffee House in Kendal deserve their tips and hugs.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Mega Mallow

 Giant or mega marshmallows are all the rage given the s'more craze.  A s'more ("some more") is a traditional campfire treat, very popular in the United States and Canada, consisting of a roasted marshmallow and a piece of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham crackers (biscuits).

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Welcome to the Shed

 Alnwick's Potting Shed cafe in Northumbria
 Great design


Monday, 22 August 2016

Seagull Sculpture

These iconic outboards have become classic items with their own races in Bermuda, New Zealand and Cornwall.  Here at a Plymouth marina they are a cafe sculpture centrepiece.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Day & Night

 Bake House by day, Creperie by night in Salcombe

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Coffee Explained

The Bristly Hog Coffee House, Kendal explains their 18 different types of coffee preparation and burnishes their coffee credentials.  Bravo.


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Wholebean Instant

 Kenco and their mix of 85% instant coffee and 15% roast and ground coffee.  Interesting.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Pallet Piece

These tables suit the times of quirkiness, recycling and 'catch the eye', control-the-cost design.  The Grocer Market Tavern at Spitalfields.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Power of Plants

 
Leon has 'clean' shakes to celebrate the power of plants.


Friday, 12 August 2016

Cold Brew is Here

 Starbucks makes its own and Sandows has smart flask-type bottles - Cold Brew coffee is here.  We did tell you over a year ago http://greatcafes.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/cold-brew-coffee.html

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Dessert Frappes

 Tiramisu Frappe Creme at Caffe Nero and Mocha Cookie Crumble at Starbucks.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Barista Smoothies

Freshly-blitzed smoothies are now mainstream with Starbucks, Costa
and Pret


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Burnt to Order

 Creme Brulee burnt to order from The Crema Caravan @TheCremaCaravan seen at The Edinburgh Festival

Monday, 8 August 2016

Book Seat

Seating at The Fable bar, Holborn Viaduct part of Drake & Morgan

Friday, 5 August 2016

Canned Vino

Canned wine, which equates to half a bottle, from Oregon producer Union Wine Co
http://unionwinecompany.com/our-wines/underwood/can/

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Flexible Space

This Spitalfields pub controls its outside space with a chalk line - an ever changing and flexible arrangement!

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Worthy Winner

Cafe in the Crypt at Christ Church Spitalfields and Graysons now have the challenge of replicating this quality at the British Library, their major contract win, from October.


 Previous blogpost http://greatcafes.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/church-cafe.html

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Customer Benefits

 Great Cafes goes off-piste (or rather to the beach) in this holiday season to feature a pair of flip-flops that caught the eye - the soles features bottle openers.  Offering customers added benefits in unusual ways is exactly what great cafes do - encouraging premium pricing, innovation and delighted customers.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Flying Treat

 James Martin's cake and coffee offer at Stansted Airport operated by SSP



Friday, 29 July 2016

Artful Cafe

 Mean Bean cafe at Sørlandet's Museum of Art, Kristiansand, Norway


Thursday, 28 July 2016

Moist Muffins

 Konditor & Cook's Spinach & Parmesan Muffin
 Banana Bliss Muffin - 'a super-powered, high vitamin breakfast'