Saturday, 29 June 2013

Garden Centre Quirky

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Ian Boardman sends in this photo from Hilltop Garden Centre's cafe at Ramsden, Witney.  See more cafe design hanging ideas at

Friday, 28 June 2013

Cold Drinks in the Khazi

 The first cafe we have seen selling coconut water (and some original soft drinks in smart reusable juice bottles).  Attendant (the cafe in a underground toilet) is spot on.
Drinks are served with a jam jar 'cup', ice and fat straw.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Don't Spend A Penny

 'Attendant' is an underground 1890 Victorian Gentleman's toilet converted into an espresso and food cafe.
Situated in Foley Street, W1 it is well worth a visit.  Sup your latte sitting at an urinal!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Two Magpies

 The Two Magpies Bakery in Southwold combines unpretentious food and signage with great home-baking.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

When Full

 Lakeland's Windermere cafe is well organised for queues with pagers and more.
 Waiting times for tables of 2 and tables of 3
 Relax and listen while you wait plus free internet access

Monday, 24 June 2013

Cushion Your Barrels

Adnams (the brewery)'s cafe in Southwold has an obvious and creative source of seating by simply adding cushions to their beer barrels.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Pork Pie Brekkie

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Holkham try out a new local speciality from Bray's Cottage Pork Pies a posh breakfast pork pie with quails eggs, bacon and baked beans.

Friday, 21 June 2013


Lakeland's cafe at their Windermere headquarters has chocolate, almond and pistachio Malakoff.  Apparently named after a candy made famous between the world wars.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Best Friend Specials

Dogs and their owners are worth catering for.  The Bounty is our characterful local and they know the value of looking after man (and woman)'s best friend.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Go Home and Relax

Well Bread Cafe in Cowes, Isle of Wight has its opening and closing 'to do' list on public view.  Love the reminder to be 'slick, efficient, helpful and remember to smile' plus Last Thing 'Go Home and Relax'.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Free Toast

The morning coffee promotions vary from price to free (low cost) items such as toast.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Have Your Cake and Eat It

Leon's £3.50 any coffee and cake offer.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Float like a Theme

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Claire Martinsen reports on Butterfly World - "they have really committed to the theme.  From the toilet building [in the shape of a hive], to Nectar Cafe, to the butterfly cookies in the cafe.  Its well done and well thought through."

Friday, 14 June 2013

Ring that Sale

The bell makes the point that Itsu sells items at half price half an hour before closing.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

More Style in Shoreditch

 Les Trois Garcons in Shoreditch is famous for its design and has spawned a cafe Maison 3 Garcons nearby.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Bloody Lovely Garden

Pub in Shoreditch High Street emphasises its alfresco attraction.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Dinosaur Diner Pops Up

 Jamie Oliver's 3 year Pop Up Diner just off Piccadilly Circus on the first floor.
 Dinosaurs are the theme - on WC cistern and all.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Very Well Bread

 Cowes, Isle of Wight's Well Bread cafe has influences of the Town Mill and Royal William Bakeries - terrific.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Giant Characters

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Giant deckchairs and local character cut-outs are this season's additions at Holkham Estates' Beach Cafe at Wells-next-the-Sea.  Manager Alan Miller keeps generating the innovations.  Bravo.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Croatian Fig Balls

 Croatian Fig cake/balls/blocks tasted good and available at Borough Market.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Apple Boxes & Goose Eggs

 Teds Veg in Borough Market clearly knows the demand for wooden fruit and veg boxes at £19 a time.
 Not often seen - goose eggs at £3 each.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Liver Bacon & Onion Bap

Bap with a difference - Liver, Bacon and Onion - at Maria's Market Cafe in Borough Market.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Food on the Move

 M&S's stand-alone cafe in Paddington Basin.
 A little over-enthusiastic with the condiments for one person - Plan A??
"All our plants are M&S plants" - a good room divider.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Spelt & Shard

 Oliver's Red Leicester Spelt Cheese Straws
Oliver's Spinach and Feta Spelt Croissant