Caffè Nero, which has 292 cafés, has launched its latest seasonal menu, including focaccia with salami and two cheese, butternut squash and Brie panini.

The autumn range also includes a ham, leek and cheese wrap, ham and Brie panini, soups including butternut squash and garlic, and an apple and rhubarb brunch-pot, made with yogurt and muesli.

Commercial director Paul Ettinger said the company is now preparing to launch a Christmas range. He said: "We bring out a new menu four times a year, usually adding about 12 new products, which typically reflects that season. In October we launched a prime beef and horseradish panini, which was the panini of the month. November’s panini is Provolone cheese, pesto and tomato - which is vegetarian."

For Christmas Caffè Nero’s menu will include a turkey and cranberry panini, a Brie and pear panini, mince pies and gingerbread men.