Monday, 29 February 2016


 Taking its inspiration from US "small roadside stalls selling surplus crops and produce from local farms", Farmstand in Drury Lane offers hot food meals - main and two sides - at £7.50.
 Pulled beef plus Puy Lentils with wild mushrooms and chervil and roasted artichokes with capers and parsley was excellent.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Coffee House Kitchen

 Tempting food at Black Penny Coffee House and Kitchen in Holborn - check out the full menu at
 Simple and effective design in a listed building

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

How Not To

Confectionery in a Cafe - great for the confectionery brand but little margin, almost no cash profit, zero creativity and suggests an operation more in tune with a newsagent/forecourt than a cafe that wishes to build its own brand.

Monday, 22 February 2016

I Love You

 Norfolk Butcher Arthur Howell grabs your attention!

Friday, 19 February 2016

Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers - pasta, risotto, panini, flatbreads and soup - at Caffe Nero
Risotto and pasta 'heat at the bar'

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Costa Crumpet

Toasted crumpets at Costa

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Coconut Shy

 Pull-top coconut water from M&S

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Veggie Rolls

Vegetarian 'sausage' rolls at Pandora's Kitchen, Norwich.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Blender Blitz

Tesco have their smoothie mixes - strawberry and spinach, mango and kale, passionfruit and blueberry - at £2 or £1.33 if three bought.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Love Costs

Konditor & Cook's "Gang of lovable iced and spiced biscuits, hand decorated with hearts on their sleeves"  at a 50p+ premium

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Take me to the Counter

 EAT's new Broth Pots
 Hoi Sin Duck Gyoza and Kimchi Pork
 Pret has its 32-calorie Miso Soup posters up throughout the sandwich display

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Top Shelf Taste

 Konditor & Cook's Dodgy Jammers - not quite as rude as two years ago but I still needed to look MWUH up on the internet 's urban dictionary.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Ginger Shot

Pret's Cold pressed ginger and apple juice Shot.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Dirty Laundry

One way to attract custom and offer a service (albeit at a garage in Twickenham) - self-service laundry.  Apparently much in demand and crying out for an adjacent cafe!  Read more about it at

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Hoppers in the Park

Breakfast menus at Pavilion Cafe on Victoria Park plus Sri Lankan Hopper specials - guess the nationality of the owner and many of the staff.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Great Cafe

 Victoria Park has a great cafe in the Pavilion - good range of hot and cold drinks

Monday, 1 February 2016

Snowboard Graveyard

 External seat made of old snowboards outside Suede Lounge Bar and Pizza Kitchen in Nottingham.