Italian fast food chain Coco di Mama have opened their sixth store in London providing busy commuters the chance to enjoy delicious dishes using the finest ingredients from Italy and closer-to-home.
Situated on Margaret Street the new venue has been transformed from a doctor’s practice into a bustling high street café.
Focusing on simple, flavoursome dishes the brand refuses to get lost in complicated recipes or the latest food fad and instead provide customers with great food and efficient service, all at an affordable price.
Whether diners fancy a bowl of pasta, a cup of coffee, or a freshly prepared salad or baguette, they can be sure to find it on Coco di Mama’s menu. Founded in 2011 the brand have now opened six venues across London on Fleet Street, London Wall, St Pauls, Monument, Houndsditch and most recently Margaret Street.
Premier Hospitality caught up with Kerry Burnett, from Coco di Mama’s main contractors GS Contracts, to find out more about the brand and their latest venue. Kerry commented:
“G S Contracts have been involved with the brand since their inception having worked as the main contractor on all six stores. It is great for us to carry on working with the clients as they develop and grow.
“We are pleased to be working with Coco di Mama as we understand the brand and the way the client thinks. We like to think that we have a very good working relationship with them and so we are keen to carry on helping them develop their business as they go.”
Works on site included stripping out all of the exiting finishes and taking the space back to its rawest form. The team then created a kitchen area at the back of the venue, as well as developed the existing brand design and layout to the front of house area.
As G S Contracts have worked for the brand a number of times before they were confident with the brands design guidelines and were easily able to develop and adapt the design for the Margaret Street venue.
The venue spans one floor and can be accessed via a small bridge that passes over a separate venue in the building’s basement. The venue comprises a checkered floor tile which leads to the main counter. The main counter displays the brands delicious cakes and biscuits and the left hand side fridges display the rest of the brands tasty products.
The coffee machine is located behind the main counter alongside to the rest of the venues kitchen facilities. A bulkhead has been positioned over the counter which boasts the venues menu in a clear, easy to read font.
The venue boasts a number of distinct finishes including bold concrete tiles, red feature woodwork, an oak finished floor and a mixture of loose and bench seating. The 24 cover store offers an intimate setting for workers to relax during their lunch break in an up and coming area of the city, situated just off Regents Street.
The venue is unique and easily recognisable, which stands it in good stead alongside the handful of new venues appearing in the area.
“For us the challenges on the project were reasonably straight forward. As a company G S Contracts like to work with new up and coming clients, whilst at the same time maintain relationships with existing clients.
“We help old clients develop their ideas allowing them to move forward, whilst freshening up their brand and offer. Our company ethos is to develop relationships on a long term basis with clients across the retail, high street, food industry.”