Hyde Park's most stylish building set to open later this year
Colicci, an artisan family brand of coffee houses and kiosks in London, have partnered with architecture and design practice Mizzi Studio and The Royal Parks to open The Serpentine Coffee House later this summer, an all-day eatery on the banks of The Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park. Enhancing customer experiences within the famous grounds, the new outfit will offer homemade morning bites through to afternoon treats and freshly churned gelato. With views across the Serpentine Lake and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, The Serpentine Coffee House has been a project of passion, with both Colicci and Mizzi Studio instrumental in the design, and food and drink offering. Dining options will be wholesome and served throughout the day. Guests can choose from the deli-style menu which will feature the likes of chicken avocado piadina wraps; sourdough baguettes generously filled with either tuna, egg mayo, or salami and brie, and Puligese ciabattas. The countertop will showcase a selection of artisanal bakery products such as gluten-free brownies, white chocolate and cranberry muffins, almond shortbread slices, carrot cake and blueberry crumble cake. Alongside the cakes, sweet and savoury pastries will come in the form of old favourites as well as a number of new bites - think almond croissant, chocolate croissant, ham and cheese croissant, and prosciutto, mozzarella, chilli jam and rocket croissant. For more sweet delights, gelato will also be available, sourced from Londons finest ice cream purveyors, Gelupo. With flavours ranging from blood orange to bitter chocolate, ricotta and sour cherry to salted caramel and almond praline, park visitors will be able to buy the ice cream to eat-in or takeaway. And for liquid libations, coffee will play a pivotal role, with the single origin beans sourced from small farmers from across the globe. Award-winning practice, Mizzi Studio, has designed the new landmark building in a way that pays homage to its surrounding environment. The show-stopping undulating metallic canopy that defines The Serpentine Coffee House takes the curve of the lake as a point of departure and is evocative of the sweeping motion of a stingrays flight. While the roof is a talking point, floor to ceiling windows flood the space with natural light, blurring the boundary between indoors and outdoors, enabling the building to co-exist harmoniously with the green backdrop of Hyde Parks flourishing plant life.