Monday, 18 March 2019

Vausage & Hogless Roast

Vegan Hotdogs (and teacakes) plus Hogless Roast street food in Stroud.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Winter Warmers

 Coffee #1's winter warmer soups and Pret's daily changing soup range.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Catchy Name

Fanny's Kebabs at Market Hall Victoria
 Note the Persian Fries and Avo Wedges

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Four Legged Friends

 Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley have a new Dog Cafe and The Golden Cross pub in Cirencester catches your attention.  Dogs and their owners= more business.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Avoid the Queues

Bravo to the Garden Cafe at Luton Culture's Stockwood Discovery Centre with their new app - order and pay at the table on your smartphone and just wait to be served.   Wetherspoon's App is live in their 900+ pubs and we believe this will be the future for large cafe food order systems.  Big implications for serveries, space planning and till systems of the future.

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Ice Cream Sandwiches

 Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream sandwiches at Yolkin
 S'Mores ice cream sandwiches

Monday, 25 February 2019

Japanese Koffee

 Omotesando Koffee is super hip, laboratory-like, Japanese coffee shop on Newman Street and offers little 'kashi' cereal grain squares at £1.50 a time

Thursday, 21 February 2019

For the Adventurous

Cakes & Bubbles by Albert Adria at the Hotel Cafe Royal features an adventurous £12 new concept cheesecake - coulommiers cheese, hazelnut and white chocolate

Monday, 18 February 2019

Smoked Salmon and Egg

 EAT and Pret feature Scottish smoked salmon and free range egg

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Pretzel Sarnies

 Cookie Dough Brownies at Crumbs & Doilies @crumbsandoilies
 Salted caramel pretzel sarnies

Monday, 11 February 2019

One Way to Differentiate

Colourful posters on the ceiling of Market Hall Victoria's loos

Thursday, 7 February 2019


 Cascara is the skin of the coffee bean and used at Alan Ducasse's chocolate shop in Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross as part of hot and cold drinks

Monday, 4 February 2019

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Street Food Comes Inside

 Market Hall Victoria is almost in the railway station and worth a visit - three bars, eleven kitchens and seating for 400.  Brands include:
Baozi Inn | Northern Chinese dim sum
Gopal’s Kitchen | Sri Lankan, Malaysian & Tamil dishes
Super Tacos
Koya Ko | Ramen
Nonna Tonda | Handmade pasta
bunshop | Stuffed buns served with builders tea
Monty’s Deli | the best salt beef in London
Flank | A nose-to-tail pitstop serving slow-cooked traditional meat dishes
Kerbisher & Malt | Award-winning fish & chips
Fanny’s Kebabs | wraps, rice boxes and flatbreads
Squirrel | A healthy eating spot
Press | A third-wave coffee shop

Prepare yourselves for:
  • Market Hall Oxford Circus opens this Spring in the old BHS and will be the largest in the UK
  • Eataly - all 42,000 sq ft - comes to the City of London in 2020
  • Time Out Market London - 17 kitchens and seating for 500 - comes to Waterloo in 2021.

Monday, 28 January 2019

French Upsell

 Leo in France sells traditional Madeleine pastries for an additional €1 plus the tray makes them look freshly baked

Thursday, 24 January 2019

London Fog

Cafe Waterstones' winter warmer London Fog and apparently the original idea for Earl Grey tea latte is said to have originated in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Climbing Design

Munich's Climbing Centre cafe has fun views of the action
Rope wall feature and tree trunk stools

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Personal Oils

 Coco di Mama offers a choice of oils to personalise/pimp your meal

Monday, 14 January 2019

Flower Tinkle

 Urinals at the Flower Bowl, Lancashire’s newest and most unusual leisure venue near Preston.
 Curling rink, cinema, bowling, golf simulator, restaurants and more -

Monday, 7 January 2019

Thursday, 3 January 2019

A Healthy Start

Munich's My Muesli Store - selling nothing but - varieties, flavours and limited editions.

Monday, 31 December 2018

New Year Resolution - Get with Vegan

Vegan sausage roll at Tibits
Vegan mince pies at Harris & Hoole, owned by Caffe Nero