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Coffee sales are vital to ice cream parlour sector

Coffee sales are vital to ice cream parlour sector

The Ice Cream Alliance (ICA), the UK trade body for the ice cream sector, has surveyed its members to reveal what drinks and other foods they sell apart from ice cream.


Cafe Life Association Retail Membership

Cafe Life Association Retail Membership

Retail membership of the Café Life Association both gives you and your business a voice on issues affecting your industry and also provides you with a range of benefits, from information and advice to...


Magazine Back Issues

Issue 95 - November 2019

Issue 95 - November 2019

Inside This Issue 

As we approach the end end of 2019, guest editor Simon Ambrose looks at training with Starbucks; profiles Edinburgh's growing bakery and coffee shop brand Twelve Triangles as we...



The Challenge Results

The Café Life Award is a celebration of all that's great about café fayre. The Café Sandwich Challenge and the Tetley Afternoon Tea Experience Challenges bring the finest, most creative people in the sector together pairing new and unique creations with beverages to offer a truly great cafe experience.

Head judge of the live final held at lunch! the contemporary food to go show was celebrity chef and café entrepreneur, Aldo Zilli. Speaking at the Café Life Awards said: "innovation in the sector is awesome. When I had my café in Soho about 15 years ago we tried things that were ahead of its time. Since then things have leapt forward in the café section and they're now closing in on the restaurant sector. The progress in the last year alone is immense and the artisan approach of cafes, using amazing produce is bringing us amazing food and beverages."

The winners, crowned at the Cafe Life Awards dinner, were:

Menumaster Toasted Sandwich category: Barny Luxmore from The Jabberwocky - The Manwich

New York Style Bagel category: Simon Chiremba from Premium Foods - The Ultimate 'Double BLTA'

Evening Culture Category: Sue Price-Whittle from The Cooking Company - Worcestershire Sticky Pomegranate Lamb flatbread

Overall: Simon Chiremba

Tetley Afternoon Tea Experience Challenge: Richard Farrington from the Old Forge Cafe: with his take on a Devonshire Cream Tea

for a full range of images from the event and dinner, click here