Friday, 30 January 2015

Cupcake Croissants

 Cupcake Croissants at Lola's.  @lolascupcakes
 Six sweet and three savoury cupcake croissants.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Coffee & Booze

 The Cafe of the Future includes a bar to capture that evening trade.  Boundary Coffeehouse, Kitchen & Bar in Southwark.
 Happy Hour(s) @BoundaryCafe
 Original outside seating

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

January Health Kick

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 Raw Tiramisu Free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar - at Southsea Coffee Company, Portsmouth which they advertise on Facebook as " just cut these bad boys up. these babies are pretty much the embodiment of "have your cake and eat it"..Get these in your mouth with absolutely ZERO GUILT.

@SouthSeaCoffee.  Check out their slightly different cake menu at

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Graffiti and No 1

Mexican restaurant Chilango has eye-catching entrance walls and serviette messages.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Mini Treats

Costa has caught up with Starbucks in offering bite-sized Little Treats/Mini Tarts - Chocolate cherry, Caramel Hazelnut and Orange & Cranberry - £1.55 with 2 for £2.50 and 3 for £3.25.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Sourdough Crumpets

New, tasty and worth a premium price - Sourdough Crumpets.  When will we have the first Crumpet Cafe?!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Crisp Cafe

It started as a joke about the popularity of crisp sandwiches and now Belfast has its own Crisp Cafe. #SimplyCrisply@thatweecafe. Serving 35 types of crisps it has been inundated, quite apart from the national publicity.  The humour is fun too: January Special - We'll cut off your crusts for free!

Whether it's crisps, cereal, board games, dogs or 3D printing cafes need to have a differentiator.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Today is Special

Daily changing scones at The Ditsy Teacup, Elgin, Morayshire - cherry, orange matchmaker, fruit, marzipan, cheese, plain - posted on Facebook every day.
Strawberry & dark chocolate, caramac, banoffee, cheese & sunblush tomato
Snickers, strawberry & white chocolate, cheese & caramelised onion, banana & cinnamon

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

One of the Best

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Hermitage Rd Cafe and Bagel Bar in Hitchin, Herts by Anglian Country Inns.
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Voted one of the best 50 coffee bars in the country by The Independent.
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Monday, 19 January 2015

Getting Your Order Wrong Since 1992

Don't you just love Goswell Road Coffee's business card humour. @bricklanecoffee

Friday, 16 January 2015

Happy to Have a Chat

Great idea at Turl Street Kitchen, Oxford @turlstkitchen - If you see someone in this cafe with one of these shells, it means they're happy to have a chat with a stranger.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Bugged about Buggies?

Buggy locks might be a solution for a cafe that appeals to the mum and baby market and space is getting a little crowded inside. @CardeaUK.  See and we take no payments for mentioning any suppliers.  Also see previous blog post about buggy parks

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Street Bell

Itsu are now mounting their bell and half price, half an hour before closing sale details on the outside of the store.  Can't miss it. @Itsu

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Cereal Cafe

 Queues at the new Cereal Killer Cafe in Shoreditch. @CerealKillerUK
American, British and Global cereals plus vintage cereal memorabilia - 100 varieties of cereal; 13 kinds of milk; 20 different toppings and 18 flavours of pop tarts!

Monday, 12 January 2015

Porridge Gets Even Healthier

 Five Grain Porridge from Pret - Pinhead Oats, Quinoa, Amaranth, Chia and Flax Seeds plus Coconut Water.

Friday, 9 January 2015


Bovril and Buttered Toast - simple old-fashioned appeal at the Black Country Living Museum and popular too. @BCLivingMuseum

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Stay Together at Shake Shack

Vibrating flashing pager at Shake Shack in Covent Garden. @ShakeShackUK

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Can't Miss It

Brasserie Blanc's outside tables - effective and eye-catching. @BrasserieBlanc

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Tables don't have to be Square or Round

 Beautiful wood tables and stools at Annandale Distillery's new visitor centre cafe. @AnnandaleDstlry
Unusual shaped tables at the Serpentine Gallery's Magazine restaurant. @theMagazineLDN

Monday, 5 January 2015

Free Waste

Starbucks at Corley Services have a clever way of reducing waste, promoting recycling and themselves - just more coffee consumption needed!  @StarbucksUK

Friday, 2 January 2015

Time for a Story

Urban Coffee in Birmingham  have their story up on a blackboard in the toilet.  @UrbanCoffeeCo