A NEW Italian cafe has opened its doors. Grazie Mille, which is Italian for thank you very much, opened in North Street on Wednesday.

Owner Gianmarco Massolari originally came to Brighton to learn English but ended up falling in love with the city.  He said: “This is our first ever location so it’s very exciting.  “I came to Brighton in March 2018 to learn English. I knew after one day that I wanted to open something here.

“I love the city. The feeling I got here was amazing. At first I wanted to move to London but after a day here my mind was totally changed.”

The food on offer ranges from breakfast snacks such as croissants and paninis to homemade pasta and gnocchi.

Gianmarco said he was inspired by food from popular chain cafe Pret a Manger.

He said: “I’d been eating in Pret a Manger a lot when I came here and I love their business model. We are doing that but in an Italian way.

“We serve fresh food and are open all day, offering breakfast, lunch and even dinner. I hope the people of Brighton will enjoy what we have to offer.”

Grazie Mille is open from 7am to 9pm every day.

Gianmarco also plans to open two new cafes in London in the near future.