Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Week beginning April 30th - One Tree at Lend Lease

In November of last year, we took the first step into expansion by opening a concession within the Lend Lease corporate building on Euston Road called One Tree Coffee. Unfortunately, six months later, we have taken the decision to close it.

Opening Kaffeine and the path we have taken over the past two and a half years has been amazing. Having my daughter born six months after we opened as well has been absolutely incredible. But both combined, and trying to fit in a business lifestyle and a family lifestyle is tiring!

I am constantly flattered by the amount of times I am asked 'when are you going to open another store', and Lend Lease was our first step into testing the grounds of what we are able to cope with. It was a great learning experience and I do not have any regrets at all. In fact, I am very proud of what we achieved there and the commitment and passion that the staff who worked there have shown, in particular Claire and Niall, the manager and lead barista.

The main reason for closure? There was just not enough business there for us. Which was a shame, because it was a great little space. But also, we have made the decision that Kaffeine is not for corporate environments. We are proud to be an independent, strong part of a local community, that all types of people can come too and enjoy and, after a bit of a rest, we will start looking for that next new venue, just not quite yet.

In the meantime, please enjoy.

Porridge - served w choices chopped dried fruit, muscovado sugar, golden syrup or honey 2.70
Traditional bircher muesli with rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.30
Granola muesli with pomegranate molasses and rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.30
Fruit salad (pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes, passionfruit, peach) 3.50
(add 30 p for granola or yoghurt)
Ciabatta Roll with omelette, pancetta, rocket and tomato salsa 4.70
Ciabatta Roll with courgette omelette, rocket and tomato salsa 4.70
Croissant with Italian roast ham, talleggio cheese, spinach & plum tomatoes 4.70
Croissant with gruyere cheese and plum tomatoes 3.90
Seven seed bakery bloomer toast with homemade preserves 1.70
Cinnamon and raisin toast 2.30
Banana Bread 2.20

Pastries by Seven Seed bakery
French butter croissants 1.70
Pain au chocolat 2.30
Almond croissants 2.70

Baked Treats
Blueberry and bran sweet muffins 2.00
Spinach curry savoury muffins 2.00
Blueberry friands 2.00
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.30
White chocolate blondies 2.30
Portuguese tarts 1.90
ANZAC cookies 1.70
Afgan biscuits 1.70


French retro baguettes 4.70
Tuna with rouille, capers and rocket
Pancetta with apricots, gruyere, pommery mustard and spinach

Foccacias with sea salt and rosemary crust 4.90
Coppa cotta ham with avocado, tomato, balsamic mayo and rocket
Roasted sweet potato with brie, basil, red onion and spinach

Salads 4.90/5.90
Baked baby round aubergines with wild garlic flowers
Roasted duck with peaches, toasted almonds, raspberry soured cream and watercress
Poached celery with gorgonzola dressing and chicory

Tart 4.00 or 6.90 with salad
Round courgette with apple tarte tatin

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