El Pan d’na Volta, the Milan-based bakery and café chain, has begun its rollout in London, after securing its first two sites, M&C understands.

The company, which is led by Michele Testa and his family, has opened on Putney High Street and also secured a unit at 52 Tottenham Court Road for an opening later this summer.

El Pan currently operates c20 sites in Northern Italy and plans to expand across London in the coming months.

The concept, which offers breads, pizzas, coffee and cakes, operates the majority of its sites in Turin.

Acting on behalf of Atlas Properties, BC Retail let 52 Tottenham Court Road to the group at a commencing rent of £110k per annum.