Shaftesbury has signed up two new independent concepts at Seven Dials.

Vegan take-away vendor Yeda has launched its first location at 55 Neal Street, whilst Italian gastronomic specialist Arro Coffee is set to open at 36 Monmouth Street in early February.

Yeda, led by Elena Luzhkova, has taken a 930 sq ft site for its debut, serving salads, sandwiches, wraps and hot mains in recyclable and compostable packaging.

Spread across two floors, it has grab-and-go service on the ground floor, and a sit-down lounge area downstairs.

Arro Coffee is launching a 647 sq ft site for its fourth London site, serving premium Italian coffee, brunch, traditional panettone breads and Spanish Modica chocolate.

Julia Wilkinson, group restaurant strategy executive at Shaftesbury said: “Seven Dials is becoming increasingly synonymous with one-of-a-kind experiences, which both Yeda Café and Arro Coffee enhance from a dining perspective. As pioneering brands, both reflect our curated and considered leasing approach across Seven Dials, and sit firmly amongst the high calibre of operators which we maintain throughout our community. We look forward to seeing both flourish in 2020 and complement the overall café and restaurant line-up, spanning from the newly launched Seven Dials Market to the health-conscious Redemption and 26 Grains sites at Neal’s Yard.”

The announcements follow news of two international brands choosing Seven Dials for their UK bricks and mortar debuts: Finnish street food brand Fafa’s, and Doha-based Adara Group’s latest venture, gourmet Art Deco café Apple Butter.

Nash Bond and Cushman & Wakefield represented Shaftesbury. YEDA dealt directly, while TK Retail acted for Arro Coffee.