Sunday, 31 July 2011
Saturday, 30 July 2011
If you have to wrap and chill your sandwiches Konditor & Cook show that it doesn't have to be the triangular packs of yesteryear. My preference:
Friday, 29 July 2011
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Monday, 25 July 2011
Sunday, 24 July 2011
Union Market by Fulham Broadway tube (above) and Vital Ingredient in the City (below)
Labels: story board
Saturday, 23 July 2011
Food Secret's nutritional information dominates and appears to be their unique selling point. The calculation is not that easy to understand - their website says it refers to one third of a day's requirement (i.e.one meal's worth). Health, nutrition, calories - it's certainly higher up the agenda in customers' minds.
Friday, 22 July 2011
The Folly in the City is more bar than cafe but knows how to tickle the tastebuds at the entrance door.
Sodexo's use of lemons at Chelsea Flower Show
see Fresh Fruit Display Part 1
Part 2 http://greatcafes.blogspot.com/2011/07/fresh-fruit-display-part-2.html
Thursday, 21 July 2011
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Monday, 18 July 2011
Simple yet eye-catching window display at Wild & Wood at the Tottenham Court Road end of New Oxford Street.
Their website http://www.wildandwoodcoffee.co.uk/ says cakes are from Clarke's and Villandry, it is furnished entirely from antique church furniture and they play 50's music.
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Two recent bits of research say cafes are a great sector.
Allegra Strategies Eating Out in the UK 2011 and Mintel, as reported in the Caterer, state that:
- out of home eating is increasing in the low to mid-value end of the lunch market despite the economy
- coffee shops have the highest visit frequency of any catering outlets
- fast casual 'refuel' snack lunches are what consumers want
- local sourcing has real appeal and is the most important ethical initiative you can undertake
- customers are slowly getting the message about, and buying, healthy options
It is hardly surprising that there are new magazines (Lunch Business "for the 'grab & go' business professional"), new shows (Lunch!) and web portals (Caffe Culture). I am delighted to say that this blog is now getting over 100 page views a day plus an increasing number of followers on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. We're rocking.
Saturday, 16 July 2011
Friday, 15 July 2011
Lotte Duncan really cares about her food, has written cookbooks and, with her neighbour and shop manager Sue Tiplady, makes a dynamite chocolate brownie and pot of tea.
Thursday, 14 July 2011
Princi in Wardour Street has great pastries and also a couple of fun touches in the bathroom. Giant soap dispenser ticks the environmental box as well as getting away from the Molton Brown.
Can you guess the next?
Burning joss stick keeps the air sweet!
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Monday, 11 July 2011
Sunday, 10 July 2011
Friday, 8 July 2011
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Pret is just the best with telling their story plus great visuals. Part 1 with the better efforts of some one-off cafes published on 25th June http://greatcafes.blogspot.com/2011/06/telling-good-story.html
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
These examples at Rick Stein's Falmouth Deli. Huge eye appeal.
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Monday, 4 July 2011
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Saturday, 2 July 2011
Friday, 1 July 2011
See http://greatcafes.blogspot.com/2011/05/fresh-fruit-display.html for Part 1.