Author: Heather Brown

Dorset’s Coffee Roasters

Dorset’s Coffee Roasters

I am a huge fan of coffee and have personally spent time learning and tasting the beautiful complexities in different coffee flavour profiles. During lockdown, I took the opportunity and the simple pleasure of the routine of grinding the beans and making a fresh coffee…

Review of Cafe Bosconova

Review of Cafe Bosconova

Cafe Bosconova has always been a favourite for breakfast but what with all that has happened this year, it wasn’t until someone suggested we visit that I remembered just how great their  breakfasts really are. Cafe Bosconova is situated on the pedestrianised section of Boscombe…

How to make a tasty fruit crumble

How to make a tasty fruit crumble

I recently popped to Sopley Farm with my teenage boys, looking for something fun to do in the sunshine. We ended up spending a happy hour picking some fruit and I set about making some jam and a tasty plum crumble.  Fruit crumbles are a…

Dorset’s Bakeries

Dorset’s Bakeries

There is something special about popping to the local Bakery and buying a fresh loaf of bread or a sweet treat, especially as a treat in this Lockdown season and the queues around the block are proof that many of us have enjoyed a little…

Review of Flo & Frankie’s Fudge

Review of Flo & Frankie’s Fudge

Fudge is an absolute treat for me, a little bit of sugary heaven. I am currently avoiding lactose to sort out some dietary issues so when I was approached by Flo and Frankie’s Fudge, I was DELIGHTED to find out that they also offered vegan…

Review of Coastal Forage Pies

Review of Coastal Forage Pies

In these last few weeks, we have loved discovering oodles of Dorset’s independent food and drink businesses and when Coastal Forage Pies contacted us, we jumped at the chance of trying their handmade pies. Coastal Forage Pies was founded in July 2019 by Jenny after…

Directory of Dorset’s Independent Food and Drink Businesses

Directory of Dorset’s Independent Food and Drink Businesses

We have spent time finding Dorset’s amazing independent food and drink businesses and making this Directory as an online resource to help people find their local businesses. We have separated the lists a little to make it hopefully easier to find what you are looking…

Dorset’s Restaurants, Cafes and Bars.

Dorset’s Restaurants, Cafes and Bars.

Current Government restrictions due to Covid19 may mean that these restaurants are temporarily takeaway only or open with restricted seating. Always check with an establishment before travelling.  We wanted to make a Directory of all Dorset’s restaurants and takeaways but there are just so many,…

Dorset’s Micro Food Producers

Dorset’s Micro Food Producers

Many of our amazing food producers handmake their food products from home or from small factories across Dorset. They are made (or grown)  in small batches and often supply many of our cafes, restaurants, farm shops and delis as well as making products for sale…

Dorset’s Drink producers

Dorset’s Drink producers

The beautiful weather we get in this county is perfect for growing vineyards for making delicious (and in many cases Award Winning_ sparkling wine and cider. Dorset also plays host to fabulous breweries, distilleries and coffee roasteries. We have listed below as many drink producers…