Time Out London
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.
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.
In December last year, we appeared in Time Out London for the very first time in an article drawing on Cabbie’s knowledge of London and the best places to visit.
We were recommended by Terry, from Hillingdon, and we were delighted.
We were amused by his comments noting that you come out of the Wonder Cafe “smelling like a chef’s jockstrap”! Thanks Terry! Needless to say we have since invested in some additional extraction methods..
Read the article here..
We have since appeared in Time Out London twice more and we are really chuffed that our little cafe has been in such a prestigious magazine!
Last year we launched the Wonder Burger Challenge which went down seriously well. We decided that the challenge just wasn’t tough enough, and so, with the help of our lovely staff, we devised the mother of all challenges: THE WONDER CAFE CHALLENGE
4 fried slices, 4 slices of toast, 4 eggs, 6 sausages, 6 rashers of bacon, 6 hash browns, 4 black pudding, Plum tomatoes, Beans and mushrooms.
Now, if you follow us on facebook, you’ll know that we have had many challengers, including Alexi Duggins who writes for the Now.Here.This blog in Time Out London.
Here’s what happened when he gave the wonder burger challenge a go…