Friday, 27 February 2015

Great versus Hopeless

Example of great signage at many of the University of Warwick catering outlets.  It makes such a difference.  Compare and contrast with sign spotted at a popular visitor attraction.

Thursday, 26 February 2015


Pull'd unit in the City - pork, beef and chicken

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Green Shake

Avocado, Kale and Blueberries boosted with ginger and lemon juice, blended to mend you, with coconut water.  Lean & Clean in 15!  @leonrestaurants

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Best Scones in Sydney

My eagle-eyed Great Cafes spy in Sydney loved this 'clock on an A-board' signage for freshly baked scones.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Hot Nuts

Nutella hot chocolate at University of Warwick's Atrium Cafe

Friday, 20 February 2015

Banana Bread Breakfast

 Great presentation and breakfast idea - banana bread, creme fraiche and honeycomb.
 The whole honeycomb plus breakfast items on display at London Grind.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Clever Costa

 Sourdough ciabatta rolls at Costa are the first time we have seen any of the multiple cafe operators take advantage of the fashion for sourdough.  Ahead of Pret - well done Costa.
Goats Cheese & Beetroot Panini or Brie, Bacon & Caramelised Onion Panini both in stonebaked sourdough ciabatta.  @CostaCoffee

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Pig Out

 Benugo's Pork Belly sandwich @benugo

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Coffee on the Bridge

 London Grind cafe on London Bridge has just opened.
 Smart location.  Good food from its own kitchen.  Stylish design.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Sit on a Skin

Attractive and warm skins on outside seating at St Anton bar

Friday, 13 February 2015

Doggy Valentines

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Complimentary prosecco and free pupcake on Valentines Day @W6GardenCentre

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Do you have a Favourite Mug?

Bravo to Mortons at the (Oxford University) Museum for their lovely mugs.  Caterers, like the rest of the population, use mugs at home but persist with traditional cups and saucers in their cafes - must be because they like doing double the washing up.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Culture and Conversation

 Fernandez & Wells within Jigsaw's Duke St Emporium brings some life to a clothes shop.  "Style and design meet culture and conversation"
 Blood oranges and Lemon basket plus Toasted Sourdough with butter and preserves
 Water on every table

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

My Fair Latte

 Theatre Cafe on Shaftesbury Avenue makes it easy to book your tickets.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Quinoa Pots

Pret is pushing quinoa big time with their rice pots - Sweet Potato and Cauli Curry Quinoa Rice Pot
 Korean BBQ Pulled Pork Quinoa Rice Pot
 plus brown rice in the soup.  @Pret

Friday, 6 February 2015

Charge that Phone

 John Lewis' phone charging point.  Starbucks and McDonalds are rolling out their charging stations and it will end up like wi-fi - a cafe must have.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Garden Condiments

 Frosts Garden Centre cafe at Millets Farm has appropriate containers and display for the condiment sachets. @MilletsFarm

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

What A View

 The Oxford University Museum's cafe has a wonderful position overlooking the exhibits and structure
 plus you sit close up to columns of stone from around the UK. @morethanadodo
 and small display cases with interesting exhibits
 We also liked the 'Please Touch' notice by Mandy the Shetland Pony
 No catering in a cupboard here - the cafe location is first class.
 and the cakes were a bonus!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Camera Cafe

Cafe in a camera shop, Museum Street, London.  What next?

Monday, 2 February 2015

Homemade and Generous

A bit different to the usual mini-pots of jam - home made and generous feel of Tebay's Motorway Service Area scone display.@TebayServices