Monday, 31 August 2015

Feastival Toastie

 Hobbs House Bakery's superb cheese toasties with their sourdough bread filled with vintage cheddar, bechamel and leek at Feastival.
 @HobbsHouse
 Clever way of festival toastie making - using gas barbecues and steak weights to get the speed up and pressed toastie feel.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Cucumber Cooler

Vital Ingredient's blitz drinks include Cucumber Cooler - cucumber, melon, apple, ginger, mint and coconut water - and Total Tropical - pineapple, mango, spinach, apple, goji berries and coconut water. @VitalSaladBar

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Getting Healthier

Salads Bowls are everywhere in London - EAT has new Quinoa & Rainbow Veg Salad and Harissa Chicken and Riced Cauliflower Salad

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Mean & Green

 Vital Ingredient's Mean & Green blitzed-at-the-counter drink with spinach, celery, apple, broccoli, pumpkin seeds, kale, parsley and apple juice. @VitalSaladBar

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Milk it

Lola's put any cupcake into a milkshake at £4.25 a time.  The key point is to feature cold drinks when it is hot.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Swing High

 Great visual appeal of the charcoal Swing Grill seen at America's Cup event in Portsmouth.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Drink of the Season

 Truly fresh lemonade at Cup Match stall in Bermuda.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Sip Sip Go

Caramel Coffee Jelly, Java Chip and Lemon Vanilla Frappuccinos at Starbucks.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Handrails can be Fun

Notable bannister at the Baskerville pub by the river Thames at Shiplake.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Gypsy Tarts

Gypsy tarts - filled with evaporated milk and brown sugar - and a Kent speciality at Ruxley Manor Garden Centre cafe.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Fit Eggs

Crussh promotes three organic eggs with greek-style cheese herbs and chilli, hot smoked salmon and flax seeds or chorizo and mashed avocado. @CrusshJuiceBars

Friday, 14 August 2015

Parched Pooches

 One of the most dog friendly cafes in the country, the Beach Cafe at Wells-next-the-Sea, has rolled out its own dog watering station.  Making yet another photo opportunity and memorable moment to promote the cafe.  Bravo Bertie's Bark Up Bar.  @WellsBeachCafe

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Lifebuoy Lazy's


Great brand extension of The Lifebuoy Cafe, Fowey @Lifebuoycafe previously spotted on Great Cafes http://greatcafes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/buoyed-up-advertising.html

Lazy's Bar is a mobile cider bar in a horse box serving locally brewed cider and craft beers travelling to festivals and events in and around Cornwall @lazyciderbar spotted by on of our roving readers - thanks Dennis.

Dennis has also promised some news of their pop-up hotel exploits.  Great to see the dynamic couple running The Lifebuoy Cafe take on new sectors.  The cafe business is just the start!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Pressing Cold?

Cold Press at Crussh - see the range at http://www.crussh.com/cold-pressed @Crusshjuicebars.  Vegetable and fruit drinks (like coffee) are going Cold Press.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Hit the Spot

 Cleaner (mens) loos by hitting the spot at a garden centre in Kent.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Sausage Roll Champion

 @MYPIE_LDN has award winning sausage rolls.


Friday, 7 August 2015

Coffee & Cocktails

The Black Cab Coffee Co sell coffee and cocktails at the Henley Festival - a trend that is sure to grow and challenge bars and pubs.  @BlackCab_Coffee


Omelette Crepes

 Starbucks' Omelette Crepes - Kale & Smoked Cheese and Bacon, Hash Brown & Cheese.
@StarbucksUK

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Bulletproof Lifesaver

 Abokado's cold pressed juices - Lifesaver (apples and mint), Bulletproof (apples, carrot, ginger and lemon), Red & Raw (with beetroot) and Orchard Greens (apple, cucumber, celery, spinach, kale, lemon).  @abokado_uk

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Pubs are going Retro

 Cutlery in mess tins at Greene King's concept Grain Store pub
Tea lights in dimple pint mugs


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.