Hello Wonder Cafe fans!
We hope you are enjoying the sunshine and looking forward to a long summer!
We just wanted to give you a quick update on our breakfast deals. Last month we offered a free breakfast item with every breakfast over £5, which seemed to go down very well! We hope you managed to get down and take advantage of a free sausage or hashbrown, or whatever you fancied!
This month our classic offer is back, by popular demand: A full english, with tea or a can is only £5 for the rest of the month! We hope this makes your summer even happier!
Below is a snap of our new hard copy menu, which you can use to see our other options now, or browse in the cafe when you arrive!
Good afternoon Wonder Cafe Fans!
Great news! We’ve decided to give up an extra half an hour of our beauty sleep, for your eating pleasure! We know many of you are early birds and hard working ladies and gents, so we’ll be opening at 6:30 instead of 7am every day!
Hopefully this means more of you can collect your favourite sandwich, roll or meal before you head off to work.
Have a lovely week all.
Hello again Wonder Cafe Fans,
We wanted to highlight another entry in our book of fame, (and notoriety) for our Wonder Cafe Breakfast Challenge. The numbers of those who have completed the mammoth plate are still stuck at 2, but the number of attempts racks up daily!
In February, Becky Barnes a blogger for BT popped in to attempt the challenge. Find out how she got on: Wonder Cafe: BT Home
In May we were the subject of a lovely article in the London Publication, the Thrillist. They wrote some lovely things about us but we particularly liked being described as a “Charming, old school caff…”. Read the full article: Wonder Cafe: Thrillist
We’ll keep you in the loop about any more media attention, but don’t worry, we wont let our 15 minutes of fame change us. We will always be your local “Charming, old school caff…”.
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Hello Wonder Cafe fans!
It’s been a while since we let you know what we are up to so we thought it was high time we said hello and sent a brand new offer your way!
You will have noticed that way back in January we reorganised and beautified our counter area, with some brand new fridges and lighting. We hope this means that you can see us a bit better, and more importantly, see what is being cooked up for you as well as what’s in the fridges, for your eating and drinking pleasure.
We also introduced some hard copy menus that you can peruse at your leisure. Although we love our traditional pictures and boards at the front of the cafe, we know that some of our newer customers can sometimes be bamboozled by the huge amount of information, and if you aren’t a regular and don’t have a favourite dish, this can be confusing!
Finally, we gave our toilets a lick of paint and put some brand new flooring in, which we think matches our booths and updated style.
We’d love your feedback on the changes we have made, and anything we could do to better serve you. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you think, or just to say hello!
And so, our wonderful new offer! For every meal over £5 you purchase on a weekday, you can pick a FREE breakfast item to add to your plate. The options include: Bacon, sausage, egg, hash brown, beans, fresh or tinned tomatoes, black pudding, mushrooms, fried bread or toast…
Happy New Year!
Now, we know that it’s really tricky to keep to your New Year’s resolution, whatever you have decided on, and it’s even harder to have to change your habits to make it work. So this year, to help you along, we have a new healthier meal and two new money saving offers!
First, when you buy a meal with us, any meal of at least a value of £5, you can get a free canned drink· All you need to do is check in on Facebook on your mobile or tablet device, using our free wifi, and show it to the member of staff on the till. You’ll get a free canned drink, including coke, diet coke, coke zero, fanta, cherry coke, lilt, sprite and many others . Please see our Facebook page for more details and to claim the offer, or simply come in and ask us!
Secondly, we have introduced a new healthy meal for anyone who is watching their calorie intake following a heavy Christmas. With 2 slices of grilled ham, a double portion of scrambled eggs and grilled tomatoes, you can avoid carbs, calories and go paleo. You can also add extras if you are feeling really hungry. Our new item will only set you back £5.10 which is a bargain for sticking to your goals. Perhaps you could even have a fruit juice or a herbal tea to really go for it!
Finally, we will be continuing our offer of a £5 lunch special everyday. The offer includes a cup of tea and regularly has pies, roasts, chilli and all the other options on our usual lunch menu. It means you can guarantee to only spend £5 with us, if you so wish.
We hope that these new options show how much you mean to us. If you have any ideas for additional meals, or anything you think we should be offering that we don’t currently, do get in touch at email@example.com.
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Following our five mintes of fame on This Morning, we have exploded into the written press this week with articles in both the Daily Mail and the Metro. Both covered the extraordinary moment when Emma Dalton beat the Wonder Cafe Challenge live on This Morning. The Daily Mail noted that “she became the first person to beat the Uxbridge cafe’s breakfast dish challenge – a renowned competition that is considered to be one of the world’s largest fried breakfasts.” The metro led with the headline ” The ‘Human Hoover’ polishes off breakfast challenge live on This Morning”. We have also have an unconfirmed report that we were also mentioned on Heart Fm. Do let us know if you heard it!
We are a traditional cafe with many customers who have been visiting us for over 30 years, and we love that people always come back. But as we age, so do our customers, and young people dont visit traditional cafes in the same way that the generation before them did. Whilst keeping our homecooked cafe character, we have spent the past few years trying to attract some of our younger locals, which has included introducing our 100% aberdeen burgers, a range of different drinks, some additional healthy options and an offer whereby if you check in on facebook whilst you are in the Cafe, you get a free canned drink with your meal.
However, another idea we had was the Wonder Cafe Challenge and the Wonder Burger Challenge. We had seen the Man vs Food phenomenon in the USA, and we felt that some of our younger customers might be game for a meal of this proportion. We were right and social media went crazy for it, racking up over 20,000 hits in 3 days. We did not imagine, however, that our idea, in a little cafe on the outskirts of West London would generate interest in National Press and on National Television.
We are amazed, delighted and humbled that we have become so well known but at heart we are still the local cafe, with tasty homecooked food and a smile and a chat for all our regular customers.
This week the Wonder Cafe went national.
The Wonder Cafe challenge was on ITV’s This Morning and we reasoned that when Philip Schofield and Amanda Holden are talking about your fry-up on national TV, you have made it. That said, we were expecting a little more air time, not least because we thought that the challenger, Emma Dalton, had 45 minutes to complete it. We figured that we’d have at least that time to get our name out there…but no such luck.
This INCREDIBLE challenge eater, finished the Wonder Cafe challenge in 21 minutes and 34 seconds. Considering that no one else has even come close to finishing in double the time this was an incredible feat and we were aghast at her food vaccuming skills. She even text us afterwards to say how much she had enjoyed it and that she was having some chocolate as she messaged. The lovely Emma even thanked us for the food!
So, although our eating challenge fame lasted only a few minutes, we are delighted to have been on the show. And we really are amazed at Emma’s skills. If we ever have a few minutes of fame again we hope that the crew will come down the the cafe and actually see where the magic happens!
Check out the programme here.
As you may recall, we have appeared in a number of publications over the last year, including Time Out Magazine, where we have been highlighted as one of the top eating challenges in London. This week, we added Virgin Atlantic to that list, when they cited us at number 2 in their article titled “The 10 Craziest Food Challenges in London”.
This challenge, which as you know, consists of four fried slices, four slices of toast, four eggs, six sausages, six rashers of bacon, six hash browns, four black puddings, tomatoes, beans, and mushrooms, is fast becoming a well known challenge spot on the circuit. A handful of people have now completed the burger challenge, but this signature challenge still remains to be beaten.
Could you handle it?
To read the full article click here.
Today is the beginning of British Food fortnight which was designed to bring traditional food to the public’s attention. It was held for the first time in Autumn 2002 at the same time as Harvest Festival, the traditional time for celebrating our food.
As an establishment serving traditional fare, we would like to celebrate these two weeks by offering you a chance to win a FREE FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST
All you have to do is name the British dishes and foods listed below. Like us on facebook and comment on the post with your guesses. The first person to identify all pictures correctly will get a free fry up!
Dont forget that we run a loyalty card scheme which means that when you have had 10 meals, you get one for free! Make sure you pick yours up next time you are in.