Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Kick Start The Day

 Breakfast in a Bottle by great new company (and neighbours) Nosh Drinks - fruit, oats, quinoa and yogurt.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Great Cafe Of The Year 2014

You will have to go to Vancouver to check out The Dirty Apron!
 Pistachio Cream Cheese Brownies
 "The Dirty Twixter"  - a twixter is not a kid but not an adult!  Salted caramel milk chocolate ganache over dulce de leche on brown sugar shortbread i.e. our millionaire shortbread.
 Fresh kale salad!
Herb Snail with smoked tomato salsa and cheddar

Friday, 26 September 2014

Dirty Apron:Great Food

 Great sandwiches and more at The Dirty Apron Deli, Cafe and Cookery School, Vancouver
Original iced lollies
 Ice cream in jars

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Setting a Standard

JJBean, Vancouver set a standard with their in-store coffee roaster and daily in-store baking. They just have a more original and innovative approach than most UK cafes - Raspberry Crisp cakes and Pumpkin Coffee Cake with chai glaze.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Art Gallery Cafe

 Vancouver Art Gallery Cafe with Terrace and table service outside
 counter service inside

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Fun of the Fair

Seen at this year's Speciality and Fine Food Fair:
 Chocolate made from all types of mushrooms
 Spanish Broth with Balls!
Blocks and slabs of pink salt mined from Pakistan and available from the Style Academy in the UK

Monday, 22 September 2014

Limited Edition

 Starbucks and their limited edition Apple & Cinnamon Duffin and Maple & Pecan Croissant

Friday, 19 September 2014

Caramel Apples

Vancouver's Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's toffee apples and variations - chocolate, cheesecake, mint choc, pecan mogul

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Don't Forget The Ice

Serve yourself Iced Coffee at 7-Eleven, Vancouver.
Matcha lemonade at Blenz Coffee, Vancouver and Organic Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade at Caffe Brixton, Vancouver.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Balls and Bars

 Peanut Chocolate Ball and Cashew Chocolate Ball at the Coffeebar, Vancouver
 Hemp Bar and Almond Carob Bar
Energy Ball

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Pretty Pictures

Pretty as a picture - latte art at Benugo's House of St Barnabas club in Soho, London and Coffeebar in Gastown, Vancouver.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Wood is In

 Wood as well as donuts at Cartems Donutterie, Vancouver

Table at Matchstick in Chinatown, Vancouver

Friday, 12 September 2014

Coffee & Cheesecake

 In-store roastery at Trees Coffee & Roasting House, Vancouver
 plus the best claimed cheesecake in the city.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Breakfast Wrap

Egg Breakfast (scrambled eggs, baked potatoes, salsa and cheddar) and Sausage (chorizo, baked potatoes, cheddar and mild salsa) Wraps at Coffeebar, Gastown, Vancouver.
Chorizo Breakfast Wrap at popular Vancouver cafe chain JJ Bean - Two Rivers chorizo hash, cage-free scrambled eggs, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, habanero Mozzarella and cilantro-lime sauce on a tomato tortilla.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Something a Little Different

Pistachio Croissant
Asiago & Cheddar Pretzel
Almond Cookies

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Getting the Condiments Right

 Sugar-free Sweetener, Pure Cane Syrup and Liquid Honey plus Milk, Cream and Skim labelled insulated jugs in Vancouver cafe

Monday, 8 September 2014

Never Imitate, Authenticate

 Wood chairs plus concrete and hanging tables

Milano boutique coffee roasters,Vancouver
Brian Turko's mantra