Friday, 29 April 2016


 Androuet in Spitalfields offers a record player where customers can choose from a selection of LPs

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Guilt free

Wheat free, low sugar offerings at Lola's cupcakes - the health message is getting through in every area of the cafe business.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Superb Salads

 Ottolenghi sells the following ingredients - no doubt the secret to their great salads.  Verjuice - the juice from unfermented grapes.   Dukkah of various seeds.
 Pomegranate Molasses
 Seeds for salads
 Lemon salt and Lemon Myrtle salt

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Church Cafe

 Graysons the caterer provides the Cafe in the Crypt at Christ Church Spitalfields.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Ripping Cake

Ripping cake at the RAF Museum - Captain Albert Ball VC always flew with his mother's home-made plum cake and wrote home about the 'ripping' cake.
 Caterer Centreplate also features a Berni Inn Menu!

Friday, 22 April 2016

Hail Yotam

 Still the best in my book for salad and pastry quality and presentation - the standard to judge all others by.
 Yotam Ottolenghi's cafe in Spitalfields and now featuring on our London Cafe Tour.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Tour de Toast

 Rapha Cycle Club's cafe in Spitalfields has no kitchen or prep space and keeps its menu offer delightfully simple including three sorts of toast with six types of topping.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Japanese Bakery

 The Japanese Centre off Shaftesbury Avenue (up a mirrored escalator) has an interesting range of bakery items
 Adzuki & Green Tea Bread, Choc Cream Roll, Cream Bread
 Melon Bread and Green Tea Melon Bread
Triple Chocolate Melon Pan and Orange & Choc Buns

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

London leads the Way

 Another French baker, Oree, has decided London is worth an opening - on the Fulham Road.

 Mini baguettes
 Unlike in France you can get heavenly pastries, good coffee and sit down in a cafe setting -

Monday, 18 April 2016

Milk Alternatives

Doppio Coffee Warehouse have supplied an article about alternatives to milk - see  Watch the supermarket shelf space expand as this market booms - do you offer milk alternatives in your cafe?

Friday, 15 April 2016

Morning Chlory

 Chlorophyll is the detox drink of choice and Tanya's cafe in Chelsea gets £3.50 for it.  Will this be on all hot drink menus in the future?

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Festival Food

 Interesting food at the London Coffee Festival from Moroccan and Lebanese restaurant Maison Touareg and Austen's Smokehouse
 Pollen + Grace's 'deliciously free from wheat, gluten, dairy and refined sugar' food. 
 Arancini Brothers rice balls and burgers

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Honey & Tree Waters

 Just Bee water "enriched with a drop of honey" and flavoured.
 Sibberi Tree water - birch is out now; bamboo and maple to follow.
 On display at the London Coffee Festival

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Healthy Buns

Another great use for a bun tin submitted by Tina Divito-Lones of the award-winning Cafe in the Park, Rickmansworth.

Monday, 11 April 2016

London Coffee Guide

Allegra's latest guide to the flourishing London independent cafe and coffee scene.  The London Coffee Festival last week was larger than ever and just booming.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Bread and Cheese

 Bread and cheese with sweetcorn and peas, Chilean style snack.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Coffee plus

 Chilean coffee shops encompass the sale of 'herbs'/cannabis seeds, sushi, chocolate and much else besides.