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April 30, 2021

illycaffè boosts UK presence with new coffee bar at Eataly London

Italian coffee company illycaffè has opened a full-service Italian coffee bar, Gran Caffè illy, at Eataly London in the UK.

Italian coffee company illycaffè has opened a full-service Italian coffee bar, Gran Caffè illy, at Eataly London in the UK.

The new outlet is located on the ground floor of the 42,000ft² venue. It offers both outdoor as well as indoor seating. Indoor seating will open from 17 May.

Its coffee menu will include the illy blend and illy classics such as the eponymous Italian espresso, as well as illy’s Cold Brew and Marocchino.

Breakfast, lunch, aperitivo and late-night bites, by the Eataly London chefs, will also be offered at the new coffee bar.

illycaffè CEO Massimiliano Pogliani said: “We are glad to be partners of Eataly, with whom we share the same vision of promoting Made in Italy and high quality, sustainable products, in their first opening in London.

“As we look to the future with confidence, we hope that this opening can be the first sign of a return to normalcy.

“We are sure that the illy Grand Caffè will represent an exciting hospitality experience on the London scene, bringing us even closer to our consumers in the United Kingdom, a very important market for our brand.”

Before 17 May, customers visiting Gran Caffè illy will be able to enjoy dining on the extended terrace or takeaway options.

Last month, US-based boutique coffee chain Black Rock Coffee Bar expanded its presence in Arizona with the addition of three new locations in Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale.

With 18 locations in the greater Phoenix area, Black Rock provides premium roasted coffees, teas, smoothies and energy drinks.

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