Friday, 30 September 2016

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

 Drake & Morgan's design touches at their Fable bar and restaurant - toilet mirror cocktail recipe
 Chunky picnic-style tables and wood offcut wall

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Workshop Bloom

 Bloom = Coffee, lemons, sugar and water at Workshop Coffee
 BLOOM is a cold coffee drink brewed in collaboration between Workshop Coffee and Square Root Sodas. Made with seasonal roasted coffee, filtered water, Sicilian lemon juice and English beet sugar.

The name refers to the stage in the process when we first bloom the coffee grounds with hot water to degas and kickstart the extraction process, before slackening down with cold water and letting the brew liquor settle before filtering. Helping drastically cut down on the brew time, this isn’t just to be quicker for the sake of speed; the result is something fresh and vibrant tasting without the off-flavours and stale character often present in cold brew coffees, due to their extended brew periods of 18-24 hours.

A serving is a 275ml bottle which lasts for 6 months when stored with care. It should be drunk ice cold and can be served over ice without becoming overly diluted.  There is also scope to use BLOOM as an ingredient in other drinks and cocktails (e.g. with Campari, dry sherry and fresh orange for a crisp, bittersweet drink or try bourbon and chocolate bitters for something round and comforting).

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Suppa Sandwiches

 Pastrami Ruben Sandwich at Suppa
 Stilton sandwich
 Chicken Tikka sandwich

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Not just Pods

 Creamy Avocado Brownie (very 'in') and fresh fruit display at Cafe Nespresso, Cheapside

Monday, 26 September 2016

See the future at Tossed

 Tossed in the City goes both cashless and self-service ordering with multiple order points in store
 This must be the future given rising labour rates, busting queues and remembering what you ordered last time.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Cafe Nespresso

The new Cafe Nespresso on Cheapside operated by caterer Do&Co 

Buy your pods at the same time 

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Six Scary Weeks

Coffee#1 gets ready for Halloween(Monday 31 October) in mid-September

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Branded Burger

Simple way of enhancing a burger bun with a logo - brand it.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Friday, 16 September 2016

A Rare Find

The Bristly Hog Coffee House in Cumbria
@thebristlyhog and Jorgie their mascot
Coffee signage appears everywhere

Thursday, 15 September 2016


Starbucks' reusable cups - Recyclable and Re-enjoyable

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

We Will Not Be Moved

Granite table number blocks on external tables in Copenhagen keep those paper serviettes in check

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Idle Banter

 Idle Banter signage and street food mock-up kitchen is part of the appeal of Davy's LazyBones bar at Farringdon.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Push Ya Self

Love the kitchen exhortation at Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons and reminds me of The Savoy's motto 'For Excellence We Strive'.  Head Chef at Le Manoir Gary Jones has just made it more relevant to today.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Street Food Display

 Fabulous salad presentation at Ethiopian Merkamo street food stall in Spitalfields
 The platters sell themselves - The Green Plate, The Half and Half Plate - and the overall look is first rate.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Cushion Chic

Hessian coffee bean bags make the ultimate inexpensive, recycled, stylish sofa accessory at The Grocer Market Tavern in Spitalfields.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Free Fruit

Tesco has a 'help yourself' tray of fruit for your kids at the entrance to the store.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Milkshake of the Month

Sailor V Coffee, Kitchen, Bar in Salcombe features Milkshake of the Month

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Best Salads Boast

Pure reckons it has the best salads in London and will no doubt be expanding with Whitbread behind it.