A nationwide Italian-style cafe chain celebrating 150 years since the original family moved to England from Italy has opened its latest outlet in North Shields.
The Massarella catering group has more than 100 cafes throughout the UK and set its sights on Royal Quays Outlet Centre for its latest venture.
Boasting a spacious seating area, Caffé Massarella is based on a traditional Italian design paying homage to the Massarella family’s heritage.
The menu focuses on fresh food and ingredients, including an array of freshly prepared Italian sandwiches, artisan stone baked pizza slices and a selection of tasty pasties and cakes for sweet toothed customers plus a selection of traditional English favourites.
Jonny Ward, Massarella Caffé manager, said: “Caffé Massarella is the perfect place to sit back and relax with family and friends whilst enjoying great quality food and drink.
“We are very excited to welcome customers into our new café and I am sure they will be thrilled by the latest edition to Royal Quays.
“2014 is very special for us as it is 150 years since the arrival of the family in England from Setterfrate, Italy.
“It is great that after all of those years the business is still growing and innovating but retains the values of the original family.
“The centre was an ideal location to open a café as it is so accessible for shoppers to reach and is a convenient place for a pit stop during a day of shopping.”
Royal Quays centre manager Judith Ramshaw said: “At Royal Quays we look to offer our customers a varied offering and caffé Massarella hits the spot.
“The team in the café are very friendly and welcoming and they are proving to be a great addition to life at the centre.”