Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Sandwich Wrap

 Paper and string for wrapping sandwiches at 200 Degrees, Birmingham.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Tea on Tap

Self-serve raw fermented Kombucha tea on tap at Wholefoods Market

Friday, 27 October 2017

Making of a Buddha Bowl

 Healthy bowls of veggie good stuff - Buddha Bowls - at Feastival

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Grinder Passion

The excellent Tab x Tab cafe in Westbourne Grove features these amazing Simonelli Mythos One coffee bean grinders with integral heating element to ensure the "intelligent management of milling chamber temperature".  http://www.nuovasimonelli.it/en/prodotti/macinacaffe/mythos-one.html

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Ice Cream Sandwiches

 Milo & Hector's ice cream sandwiches at Feastival

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Not from the Catering Trade

 Tab x Tab Cafe on Westbourne Grove wanted crockery that didn't look like it was from a catering trade supplier and found Kana who made them an exclusive range of handle-less coffee cups
 How much cafe crockery is hand-made, customised and not that much more expensive than standard items - well done Tab x Tab and Kana.
 plus a hot cupboardto make sure the cups are the right temperature

Monday, 23 October 2017


 Highclere Castle benefits hugely from the Downton effect
 Not sure about the day-old sandwiches but gluten-free options are welcome
 and the souvenir mug and hot drink offer at £6.50 is fun.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Move Over La Marzocco

 La Marzocco - the king of espresso machines - has a rival in MAVAM undercounter espresso machines as installed in Tab x Tab Cafe on Westbourne Grove; one of the first cafes to have the equipment installed.
 http://www.mavamespresso.com/ takes temperature control to new heights with heaters and thermostats on all parts of the dispense

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Hot Boxes

Lack of kitchens doesn't stop the majors expand their range of hot food - Starbucks' Hot Boxes

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Made Right Here

Wholefoods (Amazon) 'Made Right Here' labels on Chocolate Chewes Cookies

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Monday, 16 October 2017

Decaffeinated Premium

Charging extra for decaffeinated coffee - interesting

Friday, 13 October 2017

Grazing Box

AMT's Grazing Box - carrot and celery sticks, sugar snap peas, hummus and wholemeal wrap

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Eat me quick!

Boots shifts those sandwiches that are going out of code - more visitor attractions trying to offer 'made fresh' sandwiches should follow suite.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Deep Fried Jam Sandwich

 Fjara Cafe in Shetland has some interesting menu items including Kohlrabi Slaw, Deep Fried Ice Cream & Jam Sandwich
 and Beef Cheeks on the kids menu @FjaraCafe

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Huffsie & Sasser

 Shetland specials - Huffsie fruit cake
 and Sasser meat roll

Monday, 9 October 2017

Friday, 6 October 2017

Local Connection

Costa point out their local connection - From our London Roastery to where you the customer lives

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Milk the Difference

Mini refillable milk bottles at Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard speed service, offer more than just the measly milk jigger of milk and are a point of difference

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Good Afternoon

Projector signage with clock and time appropriate greeting at Pret in Berkeley Square by Pixel Inspiration.  See http://www.pixelinspiration.co.uk/clients/pret-a-manger/

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Biscuits, not Flowers

 Biscuiteers feature amazing iced biscuits by post

Inspiration for cafes to differentiate their offer?

Monday, 2 October 2017

Made Daily

The Peerie Shop Cafe in Lerwick, Shetland delivers all the right messages:
Made to order - Freshly made - Baked every morning - All made daily - Freshly roasted