Filipino bakery Panadera is set to open in north London this week, becoming the latest in a line of internationally inspired bakeries in the capital.
Panadera by Mamasons, opening for business in Kentish Town on 9 February, is the sister company of Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream.
The bakery, developed by Florence Mae Maglanoc and Omar Shah of Dirty Ice Cream, is an extension of the pastry department that served restaurants owned by parent company Maginhawa Group prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, including Guanabana, Ramo Ramen, Bintang and Moi Moi Island.
The menu at Panadera will include pandesal (traditional Filipino milk buns), Filipino croissants, ensaymada (Filipino sweet pastry) and ube (purple yam) tart, as well as a range of pandesal sandos (no-crust sandwiches).
Other recent London launches with an international flavour include Japanese patisserie Sakurado, which opened its first bricks and mortar site in Chinatown in December, and Café de Nata, specialising in Portuguese tarts, which opened a retail space in Camden Market last November.
Arôme, a French patisserie combining Singaporean and Japanese influences, also opened in Covent Garden in October, while Danish specialist Ole & Steen recently unveiled plans to open a new bakery in Hampstead, north London, at the end of March.