Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Week beginning August 11th - Fifth Birthday Celebrations

This week we celebrate five years of being a part of the community on Great Titchfield street. We hope that we have also had some sort of influence on the coffee industry, not just in London but across the U.K and if possible into Europe. We also very sincerely hope that we have brought a lot of joy and memories to our many thousands of customers.

Five is a big celebration. At least it feels like it. Our daughter is turning five next January and she is already so excited. There are many, many people to thank who have helped us over the past five years and even before that, those who helped in the two years prior of the planning stages.

The staff that have worked here, who have brought their own passion, enthusiasm, knowledge, experience and commitment to a business that is only really a small shop on a side street in Central London. If you are a former staff member you know how much hard work you have put into Kaffeine, if you are still with us today you know how hard but also how gratifying it is. In particular I wish to thank our lead chef Jared who has been with us since day one and his kitchen team as well as our manager for the past two years Claire who has led the team and continued to develop and uphold the standards set by former managers Catherine and Amy. I am humbled by your commitment and passion.

Our mission statement is to 'always be regarded as one of the best cafes in the U.K' and so all the details we work on go into this one main goal. It is very important to me that this is not only for the sake of the business but is very much for the benefit of the staff too as I hope whatever happens here will help you in your future lives.

The suppliers who have been with us for so long, from Square Mile to Villanova to London Dairies to Cafe Connections, as well as Coffee Hit, 4 degrees, Turners and HG Walters and all our guest roasters for our guest coffee weekends for providing us with so many wonderful products and also amazing service.

Lastly we are all, from the staff to the suppliers and to every other customer who comes here, extremely grateful because you have made us a part of your life. Yes you - the customer who may be reading this. The customer who may have only come once, or maybe who comes two, three or four times a week, or just randomly on weekends, or who has made a special trip to come see us. If you are reading this then thank you to you as well.

By supporting us you support an independent family business, the coffee industry, the staff who work here, the speciality coffee industry and our suppliers. Without you there would be no business. By expecting high standards of your coffee, food and service, we then push ourselves to provide even better, faster, hospitable and professional service with great food and coffee in a buzzing, welcoming venue. We very much enjoy meeting and trying to exceed your expectations as well as being consistent every time you visit, as well as looking after all the people you recommend to come here. That is a big compliment in itself

A very, very, very big thank you. We hope we can continue to be here for years to come to keep doing the same.

We celebrate all week with free mini chocolate brownies and a bit of a staff dinner party on Friday night. I hope you can join us as we celebrate this milestone and we look forward to many more.

Peter Dore-Smith
Kaffeine Ltd

Traditional bircher muesli with rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.60 (V)
Granola muesli with pomegranate molasses and rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.60 (V)
Fruit salad (pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes, passion fruit) 3.70 (GF, V)
Ciabatta roll with omelette, pancetta, rocket and tomato salsa 4.90
Ciabatta roll with courgette omelette, rocket and tomato salsa 4.90
Croissant with Italian roast ham, talleggio cheese, spinach & plum tomatoes 4.90
Seven seed bakery bloomer toast with home made preserves 1.90
Pumpkin seed and apricot fruit toast 2.40
Banana bread 2.40

Pastries by Seven Seed bakery
French butter croissant 1.90
Pain au chocolat 2.50
Almond croissant 2.80

Baked Treats
Sweet muffin: Blueberry and bran (V) 2.40
Savoury Scone: Courgette and feta (V) 2.40
Friand: Friand: Damson (V, GF)   2.40
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.40
White chocolate blondies 2.40
Portuguese tarts 2.00
ANZAC cookies 2.00
Raspberry and coconut slice 2.00
Canele 2.40

French retro baguettes 5.00
Ham, apple butter, gherkin, red onion, gruyere and spinach
Plum tomato, basil, aioli, buffalo mozzarella and rocket (V).

Foccacias 5.30
Smoked salmon, dill, capers, red onion aioli and rocket (F).
Mushrooms with Welsh rarebit and spinach (V)

Salads: 5.50/6.90
Chicken adobo with red camargue rice, coriander and rocket (GF)
Roasted kumara and parsnips with almonds and a orange and dill dressing (VE, GF).
Cracked wheat with ox-eye daisy leaf, tomato, and lemon (VE, GF).

Tart: 4.50 or 7.90 with salad
Fish cakes with buckhorn hollandaise and strawberry salsa

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