Zoë and Layo Paskin — the siblings behind famously-hard-to-get-into The Palomar and The Barbary — have announced further details ahead of the opening of their third site — Jacob the Angel, which is described as an “English coffee house.” It is named after the Jacob who is said to have opened the first coffee house in Oxford, England in 1651.
The 13-cover site will sit directly next-door to The Barbary and will serve coffee, breakfast, lunch and tea but have an emphasis on takeaway. The kitchen is being overseen by head chef, Daniela Gattegno, who comes from The Barbary (where she was sous chef); having previously worked at Ottolenghi, Moro and Morito.
A stellar list of suppliers have been named: Square Mile coffee, Dusty Knuckle Bakery bread, Cannon & Cannon for British charcuterie and Neal’s Yard Dairy will provide all of their cheese. As well as quiches, "generously filled sandwiches" and cakes, in the afternoons there’ll be tahini madeleines, passion fruit marshmallows and peanut butter blondies. A signature will be coconut cream pies, available as individual pies for one. At the outset, the kitchen plan to make just 30 a day.
The interior has been designed by by Gundry & Ducker, who are behind Temper and the Hoxton Hotel; branding has been created by Here Design.
The official announcement includes a message about sustainability: “Plastic is the Devil’s work!” Thus, they say, “every bit of wrapping is recyclable or biodegradable.”
It will be open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm and at weekends 9am – 5pm. 16 1⁄2 Neal’s Yard, London WC2E 9HP.