1. Artesanal food market madness

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    September 24, 2013 by indiecafes2013

    Borough Market is to open on Wednesdays. That is fantastic news for fans of “world-class, ingredient-led shopping“. Borough Market is …
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  2. Camera Cafe, Museum Street

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    September 3, 2013 by indiecafes2013

    Cameras and Cafes are two of Cafes That Are Not Franchises’ favourite things, so we were very happy to stumble …
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  3. The Southernmost decent cup of coffee in Britain

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    September 3, 2013 by indiecafes2013

    The better the view the worse the coffee – usually. The beach cafe at Porthkerris on the Lizard peninsula bucks …
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  4. Passive agressive signage and debit card rip-offs

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    June 1, 2013 by indiecafes2013

    The café toilet is a fragile thing. Easily blocked, apparently. Discouraging your customers from putting stuff that might block your …
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  5. Fleet Street Press

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    May 1, 2013 by indiecafes2013

    The sign outside Fleet Street Press declares: We maintain barrista-client confidentiality. Once upon a time, Fleet Streets bars and cafes would …
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  6. The London Coffee Festival

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    April 27, 2013 by indiecafes2013

    Yes, I know. Cafes That Are Not Franchises really ought to be at The London Coffee Festival,  but is inadvertently stuck at …
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  7. Coffee news: €7.5bn offer for Douwe Egberts

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    April 12, 2013 by indiecafes2013

    Reuters is reporting that a group led by German investor Joh A Benckiser (JAB) has launched a takeover bid  valuing …
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  8. When is an indie café not an indie café?

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    March 26, 2013 by indiecafes2013

    When Tesco invests several million pounds in expanding your business on the high street, as Harris + Hoole has found …
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  9. 3bis: Is it ice cream season yet?

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    March 25, 2013 by indiecafes2013

    The ice cream, in this cafe is so rich it will cheer you up on even the coldest of days. …
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  10. From Lantana to Prufrock: perfect coffee

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    March 23, 2013 by indiecafes2013

    The FT’s weekend magazine has asked top barristas about making the perfect coffee. Nice photos by Baptiste Kreyder too.