The company began serving Mediterranean street food from a small Finnish kiosk in Punavuori back in 2011, and core dishes include freshly filled pitas, salads and meze with everything cooked on-site. The kiosk still stands and Fafa’s has now expanded across Finland and into Sweden and Estonia.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday, Fafa’s offers a counter service menu with seating for 12 inside and out. The menu comprises a choice of premium, quality ingredients such as falafel, lamb, hummus and halloumi in freshly filled pitas, salads, meze dishes and sides.
Echoing the brand’s Finnish roots, the 750 square foot interior designed by award winning hospitality studio DesignLSM has a “fresh and minimal” aesthetic with “bold industrial undertones”.
Dan Bennett, operations and openings manager, said: “We are thrilled to be opening Fafa’s in the gastronomic capital of the world. Doron has established a very successful street food concept across Scandinavia and we look forward to bringing it to Covent Garden.
“We’ll be using quality fresh ingredients and cooking techniques more often used in higher end restaurants to deliver on both taste and presentation. We’re confident this take on accessible and delicious street food will be an instant hit with Londoners and tourists alike.”