Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Monday, 27 February 2017

Sicilian Street Food

 Bomba ham & cheese fried pastry at Etna Coffee on Baker Street

Friday, 24 February 2017

Greek Coffee

 Coffee Island may just have opened one store in the UK - on Upper St Martin's Lane - but they have come far, fast.  Started in 1999 in Greece they now have over 300 coffeeshops in Greece and Cyprus
 Trademark Greek coffee is prepared in a copper Ibrik pot in a bed of very hot sand (to give an even heat) and is similar to Turkish/Arab coffee

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Warm Messages

 Costa's charity foundation - funding schools in coffee-growing communities

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Local Baking

Cambridge's Chill#2 cafe in the Ibis hotel brings its local bakery connection with Derek in Cambridge Market to life

Monday, 20 February 2017

Carpet Coffee

Costa say they recycle their old coffee sacks into carpet underlay plus their cups are made from sustainable wood pulp (small problem with the plastic film inside the cups which prevents their easy recycling but am sure they are working on it).

Friday, 17 February 2017

Bakery Cafe Capital

From Dominique Ansel's bakery cafe - made to order Cookie Shots
From Ole & Steen's bakery cafe - carrot buns and much more
From Maison Kayser's bakery cafe - praline and rose briochette

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Dover Street to Haymarket - Bakery Cafe No 4

 Rose Bakery has moved with Dover Street Market (confusingly) to Haymarket
with my favourite exhibit - a £205 Comme des Garcons T-shirt

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Denmark to London - Bakery Cafe No 3

 Ole & Steen just opened on Haymarket in the St James' Market development - fabulous.
 Unusual pastries and buns @OleandSteenUK

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

New York to London - Bakery Cafe No 2

 Open a few months now, Dominique Ansel's bakery cafe by Victoria Coach Station, fresh from the USA.
Half croissant-half doughnut Cronut and £4 for something they were queuing two hours for when it first opened. @DominiqueAnsel

Monday, 13 February 2017

Paris to London - Bakery Cafe No 1

 First up, a fabulous import from Paris, Maison Kayser, just opened on Baker Street with coffee and fresh madeleine.
 with great fresh savoury and sweet items

Friday, 10 February 2017

Ham & Chips

Crisps and parma ham in a cone - simple, eye-catching and effective.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Making an Impact

 Costa at ExCel
 Bold styling and good visuals

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Cambridge Chill#2

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Located next to Cambridge train station in a new development, the Ibis hotel has no traditional reception...the whole of the downstairs is a coffee shop - Chill#2 - with reception staff seated or standing in the coffee shop booking people in via Ipads.

 The train times are visible from monitors in the coffee shop.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Monday, 6 February 2017

Watering Cocktails

My teenage daughter reports positively on the watering can cocktail pitcher at her local in Marlow!

Friday, 3 February 2017


Tripadvisor is so important and it is worth highlighting what others say about you

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Coffee Compost

Coffee#1 and their help yourself, complimentary, used coffee grounds - great for your garden!