San Carlo launches Gran Cafe at Selfridges Birmingham

San Carlo Group has opened a second dining concept at Selfridges in Birmingham.

Gran Cafe, a patisserie, ice cream bar and café, opened in December and is located on the lower ground floor of Selfridges in the Bullring.

The cafe serves food to eat in or take away, such as gourmet sandwiches, a range of freshly baked croissants, pastries and muffins, freshly baked cakes from San Carlo’s own patisserie including its famous pistachio cake, tiramisu, mille feuille, fresh cream eclairs, cheesecake, individual fruit tarts and slices of gateaux

An ice cream bar serves San Carlo’s own luxury homemade gelato and sorbets in an array of flavours.

For the first time, San Carlo serves its new range of indulgent, towering cake shake creations, made using its luxury gelato milkshake and piled high with cake chunks and toppings. Choices include the chocolate brownie and strawberry cheesecake. If a cake shake is a step too far, milkshakes and sundaes will also be on the menu.

Children can have fun building their own ice cream sundae at the table with toppings presented in bespoke mini artist palettes and there will be a choice of children’s drinks including juices and smoothies.

The latest opening from San Carlo Group follows hot on the heels of Fumo, the stylish restaurant, champagne and cocktail bar located on fourth at Selfridges, Birmingham.

Fumo serves regional Italian inspired dishes to share or eat alone. Off to a flying start, Fumo opened in October to popular and critical acclaim.

Gran Cafe is open 10am – 8pm Monday to Friday, 9am – 8pm on Saturdays and from 11am – 5.30pm on Sundays.