illy Regent Street combines a genuine Italian cafè experience with illy’s chic design ideals and innovative high-end technology, offering Londoners the chance to refuel, reflect and relax in stylish surroundings.
Open daily from 07:00-20:00, illy Regent Street serves a mouth-watering menu, boasting the best of Italian cuisine. From breakfast bomboloni pastries, filled with vanilla cream and jam, to lunchtime piadina wraps, plates of antipasti and pasta dishes, you can be sure that you’ll find the perfect food for any time of day, whether you are eating on the move or enjoying a sit-down meal. What’s more, illy’s range of desserts and mignons are a wonderfully indulgent afternoon snack or post-meal treat. illy’s exclusive tiramisu (the illymisu) includes a serving of illy coffee for customers to pour onto the dessert themselves. To compliment this varied menu, illy Regent Street also offers a wide-range of hot and cold Italian-inspired drinks, from creamy illy cappuccinos to intense illy espressos, classic Italian soft drinks and juices.
The stunning venue incorporates sleek Italian architecture and classic illy design. A split level seating area, complete with table service, is the perfect location to catch up with friends over a coffee or to exchange ideas with colleagues, using the free in-store tablet devices and Wi-Fi provided in partnership with Samsung.
Iconic illy photography and posters adorn the walls, complimenting an exquisite centre piece; an illy chandelier made from 216 illy Art Collection espresso cups, designed by some of the greatest artists from the past 20 years, including Anish Kapoor and Marina Abramović. An impressive mosaic replica of Bauhaus artist Xanti Schawinsky’s 1934 illy advertising poster has also been installed in this unique cafè. Created by an Italian company, the mosaic consists of 85,000 tiles in 31 different colours and measures nearly four metres high by three metres wide.
And for those who want to take a slice of high-end, Italian glamour home with them, illy Regent Street houses a shopping corner, stocking illy’s state of the art iperEspresso machines, tins of coffee and cups from the illy Art Collection.