Service with a smile 21 February 2020 Tom Kemble of the Pass at South Lodge cooks up a pumpkin masterclass and shares why it’s important for chefs to meet their customers
In this week's issue...Service with a smile Tom Kemble of the Pass at South Lodge cooks up a pumpkin masterclass and shares why it’s important for chefs to meet their customers
Read More
Search
The Caterer

Apostrophe looks at new sites in Europe

03 August 2006
Apostrophe looks at new sites in Europe

Apostrophe, the upmarket café chain co-founded by a former investment banker, is opening three new London branches this year and is looking at Europe for opportunities for further expansion.

The group, which opened its first, 35-seat, café in the capital's Shoreditch in 2001, unveiled its eighth café late last month near St Paul's Cathedral and launches its ninth this week in Notting Hill.

Managing director and co-founder Amir Chen hopes to open a 10th café in Mayfair by the year's end and to secure a unit at Heathrow airport in 2007.

The chain, which bakes its own food on site each day, is like a French boulangerie/pâtisserie but in a modern setting. "It's a very global concept that is relevant to all big cities," said Chen, who plans to export the format to European cities such as Paris, Milan, Berlin and Barcelona.

He believes London can support 30 or so branches of the Apostrophe chain, and is keen to open in the City, Kensington and Chelsea, Richmond and Hampstead.

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!