Tag Archive 'piemonte_cafes'

Trip Report: Caffè Mulassano (Torino, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 20 Jan 2008 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Concluding our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series (finally! aren’t you glad?), we’ve saved the best for last. We last visited Torino’s Caffè Mulassano in May 2004. And while we sampled many more Piemonte area cafés in our October 2007 visit, both times Caffè Mulassano came out on top for our favorite espresso in Torino. […]

Trip Report: Torrefazione Contrada San Filippo (Torino, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 17 Jan 2008 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

The next-to-last café in our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series was chosen entirely at random. Torino’s Borgo Nuovo district keeps a lower profile than most, but it has quite a bit going on for the locals on almost every corner. Walking through this neighborhood on a Monday afternoon, when many of the storefronts are […]

Trip Report: Caffè Vittorio Veneto (Torino, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 14 Jan 2008 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

As we wind up our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series (just three more to go!), we pay a visit to Caffè Vittorio Veneto. This café sits at the mouth of Torino’s grand Piazza Vittorio Veneto (known to the Torinese as simply “piazza Vittorio”) — designed in 1825 by architect Giuseppe Frizz, some 360 meters […]

Trip Report: Caffè Platti (Torino, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 11 Jan 2008 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Just when you thought it was safe to keep reading this blog… Our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series once again returns to Torino to start winding up the final cafés of the tour. And where better to visit next than Caffè Platti?Temas para celular Sony Ericsson 240×320 toques imagens . While a little off […]

Trip Report: Vincafè (Alba, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 28 Dec 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series continues with the last of our reviewed cafés in Alba: Vincafè. Owned and operated by Umberto Penna and Massimo Torchio, this modern, trendy spot in the middle of Alba’s shopping district has a decent amount of indoor seating for having a apertivo, dining on lunch, or having an […]

Trip Report: Caffè San Carlo (Torino, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 25 Dec 2007 | Filed under: Add Milk, Foreign Brew

Our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series continues with a return to Torino’s Piazza San Carlo. Caffè San Carlo may not be among Gambero Rosso‘s top 18 cafés in all of Italy, but they rated it with a very respectable 3 tazzine and 2 chicchi in its 2008 guide. With so much competition on this […]

Trip Report: Casa del Caffè Vergnano (Alba, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 19 Dec 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew, Roasting

Our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series continues with a visit to a Piemonte-based chain of roaster/cafés, called Casa del Caffè Vergnano. Caffè Vergnano has opened 16 roaster/cafés throughout Europe, located in cities as varied as Torino, Milan, Nice, Munich, Düsseldorf, London, one we stopped at in Asti (rated 2 chicchi and 2 tazzine in […]

Trip Report: Strumia (Sommariva del Bosco, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 13 Dec 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series now heads for the remote Piemontese town of Sommariva del Bosco — a rural town of less than 6,000 residents, considered to be the gateway to the Roero region. But despite its remote location and small town stature, the gelateria/bar/confectioner Strumia has helped put this location on the […]

Trip Report: Bar Lo Stregatto (Asti, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 08 Dec 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

Our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series returns to Asti, Italy for a café known more for its food than the espresso it serves per se. However, its espresso is good enough to have earned it a respectable 2 chicchi rating from Gambero Rosso (in addition to its 2 tazzine rating). This is a popular […]

Trip Report: Baratti & Milano (Torino, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 06 Dec 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

We again return to Torino, Italy for our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series — this time for a review of Baratti & Milano, one of the top 18 cafés in all Italy as reviewed by the 2008 Bar d’Italia del Gambero Rosso (rated 3 tazzine and 3 chicchi). Founded by Ferdinando Baratti and Edoardo […]

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