Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Monday, 16 October 2017

Decaffeinated Premium

Charging extra for decaffeinated coffee - interesting

Friday, 13 October 2017

Grazing Box

AMT's Grazing Box - carrot and celery sticks, sugar snap peas, hummus and wholemeal wrap

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Eat me quick!

Boots shifts those sandwiches that are going out of code - more visitor attractions trying to offer 'made fresh' sandwiches should follow suite.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Deep Fried Jam Sandwich

 Fjara Cafe in Shetland has some interesting menu items including Kohlrabi Slaw, Deep Fried Ice Cream & Jam Sandwich
 and Beef Cheeks on the kids menu @FjaraCafe

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Huffsie & Sasser

 Shetland specials - Huffsie fruit cake
 and Sasser meat roll

Monday, 9 October 2017

Friday, 6 October 2017

Local Connection

Costa point out their local connection - From our London Roastery to where you the customer lives

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Milk the Difference

Mini refillable milk bottles at Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard speed service, offer more than just the measly milk jigger of milk and are a point of difference

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Good Afternoon

Projector signage with clock and time appropriate greeting at Pret in Berkeley Square by Pixel Inspiration.  See http://www.pixelinspiration.co.uk/clients/pret-a-manger/

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Biscuits, not Flowers

 Biscuiteers feature amazing iced biscuits by post

Inspiration for cafes to differentiate their offer?

Monday, 2 October 2017

Made Daily

The Peerie Shop Cafe in Lerwick, Shetland delivers all the right messages:
Made to order - Freshly made - Baked every morning - All made daily - Freshly roasted

Friday, 29 September 2017


Nitro iced coffee - coffee infused with nitrogen similar to a soda fountain and apparently nitrogenated coffee is extra smooth and looks a little like a Guinness.  On tap at 200 Degrees, Birmingham and Starbucks.

Thursday, 28 September 2017


 Matcha Croissants and Pain au Chocolate at Soboro in Cambridge

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Feel Good Raw

 200 Degrees and cake offer including Sour Cherry & Hazlenut Raw Bar and Feel Good Granola

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Monday, 25 September 2017


Coffee#1 gears up for Halloween with over a month to go

Friday, 22 September 2017

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Cost Effective Counter

Casual and inexpensive counter design at Yorks, Birmingham

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Great Lighting

 200 Degrees gets the importance of lighting.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Perfect To Go

Yorks in Birmingham - one of our previous Cafes of the Year -  has an interesting menu plus £1 filter coffee to go offer.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Friday, 15 September 2017

Roasted By Us

 200 Degrees in Birmingham takes its coffee seriously - roasting their own plus coffee classes in their barista school.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Honesty Coffee

 Urban Coffee in Birmingham beats the queues by offering bulk brew coffee in an airpot and 'just pop £2 in the wooden box'.  Wonderful.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Keep it Cold

Wild Strawberry Cafe at Peterley Manor Farm, Gt Missenden keeps it simple - free cold water.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Caffeine Dealers & Local Milk Pushers

200 Degrees in Birmingham proudly declare they are "proprietors of distinctive coffee shops and unashamedly proud to be coffee geeks".  Many more stories from here courtesy of my wonderful cafe spy reporter cum Breckland Orchard drink supplier Claire Martinsen.

Friday, 8 September 2017