Cook & Garcia, an artisan food-to-go retailer, is to open its second shop as it gains some presence in the capital.

The deli-style café will open in Monument in May, and is known for its artisan sandwiches and hot roast wraps.

This follows the opening of its first outlet in Richmond High Street in 2012.

Janet Cook, who co-founded the business with her husband Richard Garcia, said: “It’s a cracking spot right at the base of Monument. We are really excited to be in the city, and hopefully we can make our name there.”

After this, the firm will look to open three more sites, taking it to a total of five, should this launch go well.

The company has been approached by Oakfield Capital Partners to help it with investment.

Now it is in the city, Cook said that the new site would provide a faster service by keeping a fresh stock of products, instead of making all sandwiches and wraps to order, like it does at its Richmond site.

Bread for the company is currently supplied by The Bread Factory and Café Deli.

The company has won ‘Best Independent Sandwich Bar in the UK’ at the British Sandwich Industry Awards two years in a row for 2013 and 2014. 

The new shop is nearly ready to open