Thursday, 31 October 2013

Seasonal Stunner

Konditor & Cook's egg surrounded by red pepper on pizza - visually stunning.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Coconut Cubes

Cubes of coconut at Pret.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013


Fried Jammy and Honey Croissants at Albion.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Mini Bakes

Konditor & Cook have mini bake Banana Walnut Corks and Passionfruit Meringue Pies for £1.  Not everyone wants large size pastries and it is still a very healthy price. See our 2011 post on Starbucks Petites

Friday, 25 October 2013

Dress Up Fridays

Staff at The Liberty of Norton Folgate cafe in the City dress up on Fridays and have a little fun by wearing moustaches.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Hail the Kale

 Pret has kale in sandwiches.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Honey Vicar?

Honey and agave syrup at Pain Quotidien and just honey at Maison 3 Garcons.  The latest condiment offered for tea drinkers to sweeten their tipple.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Dorset Knobs

A.Gold sells British specialities and Dorset Knobs intrigued me.  If you don't know, this is what they are - a sort of hard biscuity mini roll:

Monday, 21 October 2013

Seaweed Wrap

Hot Seashore Wraps from innovative Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Artisan Fresh

 Sourced at St Pancras sandwiches"are made fresh every morning with artisan bread"
It's not just your sandwiches that have to be fresh nowadays; your bread has to be made-that-morning-artisan fresh! See

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Our Wurst is Ze Best

 Herman Ze German hot dog/sausages has expanded from festival street food to their second unit in Soho and features meat grinders on the wall.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Free & Sexy

Free (Guardian) newspapers for all of their sexy customers at #Guardiancoffee pop-up cafe in Shoreditch.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Get them Tweeting

 Great way of encouraging those promotional  tweets at Kings Cross Station as few can resist funny photos.

Monday, 14 October 2013

No Turkey Dinosaurs Here

Jamie Oliver's Diner has a Kids' Menu that many could learn from - Spaghetti Bolognese, Chicken Lollipops, Mini Sliders, Happy Fish Fingers, Puppy Dog and Fresh Fruit & Ice Cream. For more detail see

Friday, 11 October 2013

Feast of Food Colouring

Hummingbird Bakery's Rainbow Cake.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Well Done Starbucks

This roll at Starbucks is gluten-free and apparently they always have at least one gluten-free sandwich available.  One of my latest Cafe Tour clients (a coeliac) pointed it out and said how few chain or independent cafes have gluten-free sandwiches.  Guess which cafe always gets his custom.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Drinkypoos & Iced Dwinks

Puccinos keep the seriousness out of cafes.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Doughnut + Muffin = Duffin

Hold the calories and cross a doughnut with a muffin - Duffins are at Starbucks and elsewhere.

Monday, 7 October 2013

No Stings

Wasps - a real problem this summer but at least Steff's Kitchen cafe at Fairweather's garden centre in Beaulieu has addressed the issue.
 There is much to commend at Steff's Kitchen - Comment cards are posted with replies.
 Patrick's Patch - their community garden.
Real food for children and their Kitchen Quality Guarantee.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Good Cause Cakes

 My neighbours fun cakes for last Sunday's Macmillan world biggest coffee morning - sandwich cake.
 Chocolate Cake by James (age 36) and Chip n Dale.  Over £1,000 raised.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Benugo's Latest

Wooden block signage at Benugo's Garden Cafe off Oxford Street
 plus good sandwiches

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Domestic Bliss

 One way to sell coffee and machines.  De'Longhi had 16 domestic machines on the back counter to keep up with demand at the Goodwood Revival.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Not Quite the No 9 Bus

 The Rosebery has converted a Routemaster bus to a very smart affair
Cocktail bar and dining room - possibly too smart for a cafe.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Fashion & Food

 Cafes come in all shapes and guises.  Pollyanna in Barnsley is the shop for world class labels in Yorkshire - Issey Miyake and Comme des Garcons to name two - and has a great cafe within.