Costa Fresco, on London’s Tottenham Court Road, has introduced hot dishes from luxury brand Charlie Bigham’s and handmade dessert creators, Cartmel.
The desserts on offer are sticky toffee pudding and sticky chocolate pudding, which will be sold for £2.45 each. The lunches will include macaroni cheese, fish pie and lasagne. Desserts will be baked instore, chilled and then heated on purchase.
Ciabattas and pastries
The Costa Fresco menu also features ciabattas and pastries, fresh soups and salads, alongside barista-made coffee.
Carol Welch, global brand and innovation director for Costa, said: “Our Costa Fresco store was inspired by the Costa brothers’ passion for delicious food so we’re proud to be working with Charlie Bigham’s and Cartmel to expand our menu.”
A Cartmel spokesperson added: “Like Costa Fresco, we pride ourselves on creating delicious handcrafted puddings. All of our puds are made by hand from 100% natural ingredients, and our famous sticky toffee pudding will be the perfect lunchtime treat or afternoon pick me up.”
Last week, the high street coffee shop chain’s owner, Whitbread, blamed mild weather for disappointing sales.