Cafes in Italy

Talk about your favorite cafes, local barista events, or plan your own get-together.
guiny

#1: Post by guiny »

I'll be going to Italy soon. Can people recommend cafes in Milano, Rome, and Naples with the best espressos?
Thanks.

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SteveRhinehart

#2: Post by SteveRhinehart »

My last trip to Milan was in 2017. At the time, Orsonero and Hygge both were serving up excellent coffee.

guiny (original poster)

#3: Post by guiny (original poster) »

They both look nice.
Thanks.

chillinsd

#4: Post by chillinsd »

I also visited Rome and Milan back in 2017. These are cafes I like

Rome: Faro - Luminaries of Coffee, La Casa del Caffè Tazza d'Oro
Milan: Orsonero, Birra di Quartiere (I didn't try coffee here, but I like their pastries)

guiny (original poster)

#5: Post by guiny (original poster) »

Beer and pastries? That sounds different. I've put them on my list. Thanks.

cskorton

#6: Post by cskorton » replying to guiny »

Not quite. In Italy most bars that sell coffee and pastries typically do alcohol as well (order a caffe corretto), and snacks (what's called aperitivo) at night. It's another revenue stream and the liquor laws are far more lax in Europe.

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#7: Post by TenLayers »

I have not been and it does look like tourist hangout but if I were in Napoli I'd go just to check it out.
https://grancaffegambrinus.com/en/

Jasper_8137
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#8: Post by Jasper_8137 »

Going to Rome - where should I go for espresso?

This was a thread I started a few years back

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yakster
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#9: Post by yakster »

cskorton wrote:Not quite. In Italy most bars that sell coffee and pastries typically do alcohol as well (order a caffe corretto), and snacks (what's called aperitivo) at night. It's another revenue stream and the liquor laws are far more lax in Europe.
I noticed that, but their bartenders are all competent Baristas.
-Chris

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Oskuk

#10: Post by Oskuk »

Hard topic. Mood and style, or coffee?
On mood the Caffe Greco gets few thumbs up, like catsteets (Via della Gatta) Caffe Doria. Another moody one is
"Sciascia Caffè 1919" ->Cha Cha.

But where you have great coffee? Harder question, as 1) you have to like italian coffee 2) have to skip all places are full of us, tourists. Then check the places having the brand of coffee you like, then test it. Or just test brands never heard of. In Naples we got last time nice ones when picked places having Toraldo, and in Rome having MokaSirs. But I am a bit romantic, so if cafe has lever-machine, then it is time to have one. In Rome not that many times sadly anymore, but in Naples filled with coffee fast ;-)