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

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Christmas Chocolate

Happy Christmas to all our Great Cafes Blog readers.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Better than a Mince Pie any day

Starbucks Christmas Tree Brownie is such a simple idea - just cut the brownie slightly differently, stand it up, squiggle of icing and charge £2.85.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Rock Climbing Theming

Climbing is big business with its Olympic entry in 2020 - Munich has one of the best centres and theming extends to the tip box and Rock Nuts in its cafe.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Oktoberfest Grills

Charcoal-grilled mackerel at Oktoberfest in Munich.
Chickens by the rotisserie-full
Crowds of 100,000+ with marquees holding 7,000+
and sit down bars in merry-go-rounds

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Savoury Twist

Lola cupcakes have found a savoury tooth - sundried tomato, black olive and pesto Twists

Monday, 3 December 2018

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Turkish Chocolate Delight

 Simit Sarayi has individual chocolate profiterole pastries, chocolate bagels
 and chocolate Pops on a stick

Monday, 26 November 2018

Charge It

Itsu provide what their customers want - mobile phone charging points

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Doing Simple Well

The menu at our Cafe of the Year 2018 Spider on a Bicycle with Turmeric Oat Milk Latte selling well in Aboyne, Scotland
Ace plate presentation, food quality and menu
Great cake and traybake display

Monday, 19 November 2018

Simple Health

Flavoured water with fruit eye appeal and protein shakes at Simple Health

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Monday, 12 November 2018

Camp Fire Treat

S'mores Pie - a camp fire treat of biscuit, chocolate and marshmallow - from Konditor & Cook

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Monday, 5 November 2018

Blasted Hot

No kitchen, no worries for street food vendor Dirty Bagels who melts the cheese on one's pulled pork bun with a blowtorch.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Lots of Cake

Lots of cake offered by our 2018 Cafe of the Year Spider on a Bicycle in Aboyne, Scotland as part of its recruitment of cafe superstars.

Monday, 29 October 2018

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Spending a Poem

The Starfish restaurant in Tarbert has poems on its walls - and my favourite Sea Fever by John Masefield in the gents.  I must go down to the seas again.......
Differentiate yourself and stand out.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Setting the Scene

We can't all have cafe restaurants set on an island (Gigha in Scotland) with tables overlooking the sea and be included in the Michelin guide but we can dream.......

Others such as Cafe Ca'Dora in Tarbert rely on good food and interior design

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Coffee, Crepes and Craic

 Sweet and savoury crepes and waffles at Shamrock & Thistle cafe in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
 Little wonder it is featured in the latest Scottish Independent Coffee Guide No3 @indycoffeeguide
 A simple to achieve and operate hot food offer