Colicci, an artisan family brand of cafés and kiosks in London, in collaboration with The Royal Parks is set to launch two new landmark cafés - The Serpentine Café in Hyde Park and Storey’s Gate Café, in collaboration with chef Theo Randall, in St James’s Park.
In addition, a family of nine sculptural kiosks will open this autumn, offering a range of locally sourced food and drink, including London’s first health-focused park café. Award-winning architecture and design practice, Mizzi Studio, has been appointed to design the new outlets which will be built at noteworthy locations including the entrances to Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park.
With the first kiosks installed this autumn and the last opening in March 2019, the cafés and kiosks are designed to enhance the visitor experience, making a refreshment stop at one of these stunning structures an integral part of a journey through the parks.
Serving healthy breakfast, brunch and lunch using the finest local and seasonal ingredients, alongside freshly baked cakes and pastries from the Colicci bakery, locally roasted single origin coffee and ice cream, the cafes and kiosk structures are organically-inspired and will be sympathetic to the Grade I-listed landscapes of the different parks.
The kiosks will offer a similar range of food and drink but each have unique dishes tailored to the respective site. These include a range of sweet treats such as fresh waffles served with nutella, oreo cookies and ice cream; Gelupo Gelato; Prosciutto, rocket, mozzarella and chilli jam filled croissants and cakes from the bakery.
Lunch offers a range of hot and cold piadina wraps such as chicken, bacon, avocado, tomato and mayo; Sourdough Toasties; Ciabattas; Salads and fancy hot dogs such as the Crispy Dog with BBQ sauce, coleslaw and crispy bacon.
Storey’s Gate café - London’s first healthy food café in The Royal Parks - will open in Spring 2019 in St James’s Park, and is a collaboration between Colicci, award-winning chef Theo Randall and The Royal Parks.
Theo Randall has worked with Colicci to devise a healthy menu with a large choice of vegan dishes using seasonal produce. Breakfast and brunch includes Crunchy Coconut Bircher Muesli; Acai Bowl topped with seasonal berries, coconut shavings, cacao nibs, goji berries, chia seeds and pecans or a selection of cakes.
For lunch, the café offers a selection of hot and cold dishes such as Soft Chili Cheese on sourdough; Roast Butternut Squash with red onion, tahini and za’atar and daily soups. The café also offers a selection of juices, smoothies, coffees and gelato.
The Serpentine Café - opening in Hyde Park in Spring 2019, the café will have views across the Serpentine Lake and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain and serve a selection of artisanal bakery products, single origin coffee and London’s finest gelato, sourced from local partner Gelupo.
Colicci’s Director, Rob Colicci, said, “We’re absolutely delighted to have extended our long-standing partnership with The Royal Parks. Food and drink are an important part of everyone’s day, and we believe in pairing great tasting fresh food with a truly memorable experience.
'By pioneering a ‘collection’ of revolutionary kiosks and cafés we have pushed the boundaries in design and architecture. Now you can buy your cup of coffee from a sculpture in the park.”