Summer is nearly here, so it seems the right time to be announcing the opening of a new ice-cream parlour. Popular Tufnell park ice-cream purveyors Ruby Violet are going to be opening their second place in King's Cross later this month.
The new parlour and cafe will be in the Midland Goods Shed, just off Granary Square. As with their first shop, the fittings and furniture have come from around the world. The centre of the cafe will feature a huge slab of wood that came from the bottom of the Panama Canal with bespoke brass table ends made by Collier Webb in East Sussex in order to support its weight. And carpenter Esme Toler has created a train station-inspired, walnut-surround Arrivals and Departures board which will have the flavours on offer each day.
And, speaking of flavours, there are 160 that they'll be rotating through including popular flavours from the original Tufnell Park venue, such as blood orange and Campari, and Alphonso mango sorbet. All the ice creams and sorbets are made by hand and in small batches using seasonal fruit and natural ingredients - they only use organic milk, free-range eggs and British or fair-trade sugar. Heck, they even recycle their spoons.
Ruby Violet opens 12pm on Saturday 21 May 2016 at 3 Wharf Road, London N1C 4BZ. They'll also have a bicycle and trolley fitted with freezers for making local deliveries. Keep up with their news on Twitter @_rubyviolet