Tag Archive 'torino_cafes'

Lose the froth: Turin’s best cafes

Posted by TheShot on 14 Nov 2009 | Filed under: Add Milk, Café Society, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues

We’re rather shameless about our love for the espresso and cafés in Torino, Italy. So we could not pass on today’s travel article in The Guardian (UK): Lose the froth: Turin’s best cafes | Travel | The Guardian. So why do we love the espresso and cafés in Torino so much? To start with: grand […]

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: 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: 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 […]

Trip Report: Caffè Al Bicerin (Torino, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 01 Dec 2007 | Filed under: Add Milk, Café Society, Foreign Brew

Our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series next takes us to quite a historical café — and the closest thing to a tourist trap in Torino this side of the Holy Shroud. Caffè Al Bicerin was founded in 1763 as an apothecary shop and later remodeled as a café. But over the centuries it has […]

Trip Report: Caffè Carpano – Eataly (Torino, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 16 Nov 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew

Our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series turns back to Torino for an espresso at Eataly — which has taken over the former Carpano vermouth factory across the street of Torino’s massive Lingotto complex. Torino is also the birthplace of vermouth and consequently the apéritif. (I am also quite a longtime fan of Carpano Antica.) […]

Trip Report: Caffè Torino (Torino, Italy)

Posted by TheShot on 09 Nov 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew

Back to our Espresso in Torino and Piemonte series, today we return to Torino’s “living room” for classic grand café style at Caffè Torino. We touched on this café last year when writing about the coffee at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. Like other grand cafés on the square, there’s seating in the piazza outside. […]

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