The tiny Royal College Street original opposite Camden Road station has become an institution over the last few years, whether for a strong coffee, a plate of burrata or low-lit evening meal. It’s equally fine for a Venetian aperitif too, whether that’s a Negroni or Campari spritz.
But it’s rammed daily. So much so that it’s not entirely surprising that Casa Tua owner Giuseppe Miggiano and his team have just opened a second, more spacious two-floor branch in a sidestreet in King’s Cross.
Here big windows overlook the Holy Cross church and, as the weather warms up, it’s a pleasantly atmospheric spot with plenty of alfresco tables – not to mention sofas tucked away in nooks and crannies downstairs for more private (or rainy) trysts.On the menu? Leisurely brunch dishes like eggs benedict, stuffed ciabatta sandwiches, quality carbonara and orecciette mains, lashings of fine Italian coffee. A full evening dinner service and spritz/cocktail menu will follow very soon.
And one for the diaries: don’t miss the forthcoming exhibition by celebrity photographer Mike Owen, which starts on the 18th April and features on the cover of our April issue of Gasholder, still available across the area at these places.