Coco di Mama, the quick-service Italian concept, will open its third site in the capital later this spring, after securing a site near St Paul’s, M&C Report has learnt.

The concept, which is led by life-long friends Daniel Land, and Jeremy Sanders and backed by amongst others Sir Stuart Rose, the former executive chairman of Marks & Spencer and restaurant entrepreneur Arjun Waney, has taken the former Thorntons unit in Queens Head Passage, off Paternoster Square.

The group, which opened its second site in London Wall last summer, is believed to be looking at a steady rollout across the capital

Coco di Mama, which made its debut in Fleet Street, offers an all-day menu featuring freshly prepared pasta accompanied by a range of home made sauces, priced between £3.70 and £4.90.

All products are prepared daily in-store, whilst key ingredients are sourced from small and independent producers in Italy and the UK. Freshly prepared salads, artisan baguettes, stone-baked pastries and breakfast items are available to grab and go, whilst pasta is made-to-order in less than 60 seconds.

The business has also worked with award-winning independent roaster Climpson & Sons, to develop a signature blend called The Baron for the chain.