Dogs, and their owners, are encouraged at Daylesford Organic
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Monday, 25 June 2012
Clever merchandising at Starbucks given the World Shakespeare Festival runs until November and the Bard is an international icon. Unlike the Olympic rings, you won't get told off by using his image I assume. We may all be potty about the Jubilee and the Olympics but the World Shakespeare Festival is big - 60 partners, one million tickets, http://www.worldshakespearefestival.org.uk/about/
Friday, 22 June 2012
Granger & Co's simple and superb cake offering in Westbourne Grove - bran muffins, carrot cake, scone with fruit filling and more. Bill Granger is an Aussie restaurateur famous for his brunches and has conquered Sydney, Tokyo and now London. Great coffee from Allpress Espresso and tea by Rare Tea Company. The place is buzzing all day long.
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Monday, 18 June 2012
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Did you see that Starbucks has bought San Francisco-based La Boulange Bakery - http://laboulangebakery.com/
A logical step and one that could have influence on their 17,000 stores worldwide. I believe that bakery cafes are the way forward - will others follow?
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Friday, 15 June 2012
Baked off pies and sausage rolls
Toast & preserves (and Nutella)
Simple, high quality, self-serve hot food at the Beach Cafe, Wells-next-the-Sea and what a volume it can deal with.
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Caught at 3am by the fisherman in the background and sold to us for a tenner six hours later when we went alongside - 6 haddock and a saucepan full of prawns.
This catering consultant blogger does occasionally take some time off - a friend's yacht at our anchorage in the Summer Isles, North West Scotland several days ago.
Remote, dry and fabulous fresh fish. Not a cafe in sight!
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Monday, 11 June 2012
Sunday, 10 June 2012
Saturday, 9 June 2012
Costa may make good coffee but they haven't woken up to the 'real tea' revolution that is sweeping artisan coffeeshops, quality cafes and the food shows. Consumers are prepared to pay for a premium tea bag or loose leaf tea and tea powder just isn't it. Powder tea bags is the new instant coffee powder; to be avoided.
Check out previous blog posts on Suki, Jing, Tregothnan and Tea Nation teas.
Friday, 8 June 2012
Thursday, 7 June 2012
Butterbeer at Warner Bros Studio Tour The Making of Harry Potter at Leavesden
A popular wizarding beverage (at £2.95 a cup) described as tasting "a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch."
Otherwise available at The Wizarding World in Orlando, Florida
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
There is no doubt that one of the next 'big things' in the world of cafes is higher quality tea, loose leaf and in teabags. Customers like (and will increasingly demand) better quality tea and operators like being able to charge more for one of their best selling items. Just make sure that the teabags are biodegradable - made from PLA and not nylon. Tea Nation's teabags have cotton tags, no staples and promise that the tea bag will degrade in 90 days; oh and the tea is good too.