Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Loyalty Demonstrated

 Lantana, Shoreditch (formerly Salvation Jane) exhibits their completed customer loyalty cards on the wall near the entrance.
Lantana = Weeds of national significance, Australia.  @LantanaEC1

Monday, 29 June 2015


 The humble baguette has become rustic/multiseed at EAT.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Pirate Cafe

 Hackney Pirates in Dalston has a great cafe, wonderful ambiance (created for next to nothing out of reclaimed wood) and a heartening mission - to support local young people in their learning.
 Standard shop front but wonderful interior at The Ship of Adventures cafe. @ShipOAdventures
Basement learning space. @HackneyPirates

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Celebrating Catering

Cafe operators everywhere will empathise with The Real Food Cafe's owner Sarah Heward's poetic piece celebrating ten years of business.  It has been printed on staff uniforms and sums up the sheer hard work and hands-on involvement of every successful caterer.  Well done Sarah and the Real Food Cafe in Tyndrum, north of Loch Lomond. @therealfoodcafe

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Broth promoted at Boxpark - a new healthy food/drink?  28 hour bone broth brewed with ginseng and topped with fresh coriander and chili.  @eastlondonjuice

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Gail's Display

Gail's in Soho continues to have an interesting and tasty range of savoury and sweet items.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Dogs Rule

Dug Cafe, Loch Lomond Shores and its well used photo booth.
Menu for dogs.
Menu for humans.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Sheep & Goat Milk Chocolate

Mast Brothers from the USA have set up in Shoreditch and make the chocolate on-site.
  Sheep and goat milk chocolate a speciality.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Looking Good

Albion, Shoreditch cake counter - the best it has ever looked. Still part of our London Cafe Tour it really was the forerunner to so many great cafe restaurants.  Clever chap Conran. @AlbionLDN 

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

A Scroll sounds so much better

Doughnuts may sound a little too much of an unhealthy treat so I was tempted by a 'Scroll' from Crosstown Doughnuts - a clever way to sell a doughnut!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Tables can be fun

Fun tables at Yoobi, London's first Brasilian temakeria (sushi with Brasilian inspiration). @loveyoobi

Monday, 15 June 2015

Chocolate Brew

"Interesting" Brewed Chocolate, Cold Brewed Chocolate and Chocolate Beer at Mast Brothers' smart artisan chocolate shop in Shoreditch.  The Sourdough bread and chocolate spread was fabulous.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Dug Cafe

 You have to know Scottish pronunciation (or see the logo) to understand who this great cafe at Loch Lomond Shores is aimed at.
Amenities for dogs and owners
Food for dogs and owners and good stuff too.

Thursday, 11 June 2015


Cinnadum (cinnamon bun/doughnut) at Dum Dum Donutterie. @dumdumdoughnuts

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Simple Welcome

Dogs, children and muddy boots welcome at the Royal Oak pub, Marlow - maybe not right for every cafe but a menu message that is so right for the informal times we live in. @RoyalOakMarlow

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Chilling Out

No, not litter but unopened beers cooling in the stream as Scottish bunk house had no fridge.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Twitchers Delight

 The Real Food Cafe, Tyndrum keeps the bird watchers happy with an array of bird feeders visible from the window plus an explanatory identifier chart inside. @therealfoodcafe

Friday, 5 June 2015


Everything Cookie at Craft Cafe by the O2 @CraftLDN

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Hi-Hat Cupcakes

Lola's reinvent the cupcake.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015


Making smokers and vapers welcome at the O2 Arena.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Fire Guard Story

Having installed your real fire (or high tech, efficient, remote-controlled, wood pellet fire in this case), make sure the fire guard tells a story too - boots off and socks a'drying in the case of the Real Food Cafe, Tyndrum on the walkers' West Highland Way.  @therealfoodcafe

Monday, 1 June 2015


 Chee is how you pronounce QI which will be what all your customers are demanding from you in the near future.  Wireless Charging at their table.  The latest phones (such as the Samsung 6) have the charging system incorporated but for the rest of us there is a device that allows you to plug in and recharge your phone.
 Chee - Get with it!