Monday, 20 February 2017

Carpet Coffee

Costa say they recycle their old coffee sacks into carpet underlay plus their cups are made from sustainable wood pulp (small problem with the plastic film inside the cups which prevents their easy recycling but am sure they are working on it).

Friday, 17 February 2017

Bakery Cafe Capital

From Dominique Ansel's bakery cafe - made to order Cookie Shots
From Ole & Steen's bakery cafe - carrot buns and much more
From Maison Kayser's bakery cafe - praline and rose briochette

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Dover Street to Haymarket - Bakery Cafe No 4

 Rose Bakery has moved with Dover Street Market (confusingly) to Haymarket
with my favourite exhibit - a £205 Comme des Garcons T-shirt

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Denmark to London - Bakery Cafe No 3

 Ole & Steen just opened on Haymarket in the St James' Market development - fabulous.
 Unusual pastries and buns @OleandSteenUK

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

New York to London - Bakery Cafe No 2

 Open a few months now, Dominique Ansel's bakery cafe by Victoria Coach Station, fresh from the USA.
Half croissant-half doughnut Cronut and £4 for something they were queuing two hours for when it first opened. @DominiqueAnsel

Monday, 13 February 2017

Paris to London - Bakery Cafe No 1

 First up, a fabulous import from Paris, Maison Kayser, just opened on Baker Street with coffee and fresh madeleine.
 with great fresh savoury and sweet items

Friday, 10 February 2017

Ham & Chips

Crisps and parma ham in a cone - simple, eye-catching and effective.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Making an Impact

 Costa at ExCel
 Bold styling and good visuals

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Cambridge Chill#2

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Located next to Cambridge train station in a new development, the Ibis hotel has no traditional reception...the whole of the downstairs is a coffee shop - Chill#2 - with reception staff seated or standing in the coffee shop booking people in via Ipads.

 The train times are visible from monitors in the coffee shop.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Monday, 6 February 2017

Watering Cocktails

My teenage daughter reports positively on the watering can cocktail pitcher at her local in Marlow!

Friday, 3 February 2017


Tripadvisor is so important and it is worth highlighting what others say about you

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Coffee Compost

Coffee#1 and their help yourself, complimentary, used coffee grounds - great for your garden!

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

In Store Bakery Cafe

 Heidi Bakery Cafe within Daniel Department Store, Windsor with on-show bakery area
 and now within Elphicks store in Farnham

Monday, 30 January 2017

Figbar's Finest

 Dessert Cafe Figbar in Norwich has equally good savoury items

Friday, 27 January 2017

Nordic Expansion

 Nordic Bakery now has four London locations
 Famous for dark rye bread and cinnamon buns
 plus different and distinctive sandwiches

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Eggs are Everywhere

 Pret'e Egg & Avocado & Spinach Protein Pot / Costa's Eggs with Spinach

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Big Scream = Big Business

 Cinema City in Norwich has comfy seats, a decent restaurant and is switched on to special interest groups - Hard of Hearing, Dementia Friendly and Slackers Club (for students)
 Autism-Friendly, Toddler Time and Silver Screen for the over 60's @CinemaCityNrw
 and my favourite - Big Scream for parents and carers with babies under one year old!
Look after the special groups and the business keeps coming - cafes take note.