1950s Latterias come to life in Islington

An intriguing new Milan styled Italian café has opened on Essex Road, Islington designed by well-known Italian studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners.

The 240 sqm ‘Latteria’ is inspired by Milanese culture and style with a warm and informal atmosphere in white and red. This is complemented by the use of Abet’s Giallo Africa (Yellow Africa) high pressure laminates throughout the washrooms. This bright and bold colour scheme adds to the café’s other strong colours and complements the hard surface lacquers, polished and satin-finished steel, tiled walls and marble floors at this unique venue.

The project is a modern interpretation of the old latterias (“dairy stores” in English) places where you can eat genuine, homemade dishes, in an authentic and traditional context. The outcome is an eclectic environment in 1950s style, characterised by a warm and informal atmosphere. The gourmet offer includes healthy dishes inspired by tradition: from homemade pasta, risottos and pizza, to sandwiches and salads, made with Italian culinary expertise.

(photos: Moon Ray Studio )