Cafe Life Awards Winners!
The Café Life Awards 2015 have announced the best Cafés in the UK.From Britain’s best independent cafes to the finest café chains, the Awards also recognise all other aspects of the industry. In all, nine of the country’s best independent cafés received Gold Awards and Rhode Island Coffee,George Street, Altrincham, took Platinum.
Coffee#1, which opened its first store in Cardiff in 2001 now has over 50 stores and has once again scooped the Café Chain of the Year award fending off stiff competition from the UK’s and the world’s leading café and coffee shop brands.
The Café Life Awards, held in conjunction with lunch! The contemporary food to go show, on Thursday 24 September, took place at the wonderful Grange Tower Bridge Hotel. In true café style, this smart casual evening had dinner, wine and music. The host for the evening was celebrity chef and café entrepreneur, Aldo Zilli.
Speaking at the awards, Aldo Zilli said: “Innovation in the sector is awesome. When I had my cafe in Soho about 15 years ago we tried things that were ahead of its time. Since then things have leapt forward in the cafe 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 Café Society’s Gethin Evans said: “Café culture in the UK is one of the fastest growing lifestyle choices on the High Street. More and more outlets are taking inspiration from Cafés and Coffee Shops. Pubs, bakery chains and even fast food outlets modelling themselves on cafes and one in five of us is a daily café visitor.
“The Café Life Awards celebrates all that is great in British café life and the award winners are truly great producers, suppliers, people and organisations.”
Contact Gethin Evans, Café Society press office, on 01291 636337 or email Gethin@thecafelife.co.uk