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The Cafes to visit
In the past, Caffè Fiorio used to be the meeting place of the aristocracy, civil servants and intellectuals. It's old-time elegance still remains in its inner rooms, but most locals know it for the ice cream. Fiorio serves very generous portions in both cones and bowls.
Caffè Al Bicerin
This tiny cafe can transport you directly to the 18th century: the coffee aroma fills the air and the little marble tables are surrounded by mirrors all around the room. Everything is the same as it was when Camillo Benso di Cavour, Alexandre Dumas senior and Friedrich Nietzsche used to visit. Try the local speciality, Bicerin. In other words, this cafe is a must for your Turin experience.
At Adonis Crêperie you can choose between homemade cookies, American coffee, salty or sweet crepes and much more. The varied crepe options are beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. Be sure to not miss their Sunday brunch for a truly special treat.
The 'gofre' is a crispy wafer typical of central Europe, but the Piedmontese version is made with meliga — the local name for polenta. This eatery can be considered the meeting point between street food and haute cuisine, in a local and personalised way, which gives life to a one-of-a-kind place.
Baratti & Milano
Baratti & Milano is a historical cafe, located in the amazing Piazza Castello Gallery. It was founded in 1858 as a confectionery shop, and later developed all other parts of the eatery: restaurant, pastry and chocolate shop and ice cream parlour. They have even sold their own blends of coffee since 1911.
In this cafe, located in Piazza Castello, one of the most popular Italian sandwiches was invented: the Tramezzino. Indeed, the owners of this place created this light meal in 1926 to accompany the aperitif. Its success was immediate and huge, thanks to the great varietie (over 30!) of delicious savoury fillings.
Opened in 1903, Caffé Torino was the favourite cafe of the Savoy family during their reign, and its Belle Époque atmosphere is still fitting for a king. It is located on Piazza San Carlo, one of the most beautiful squares of the city centre. Here you can find delicacies prepared by local masters, from coffee to pastries and ice cream.
Platti is ornate salon located on one of the main boulevards of Turin. This classic cafe has a calm ambience, elegant furniture and the intellectual atmosphere that has always characterised it. This place is still very much worth a visit, 150 years after opening. Besides a rich breakfast, you can also try daily fresh made pastries any time of day.
To try an exotic version of the Piedmontese apericena, visit Beena. Along with your drink you can try seven or eight mini-courses from the Indian tradition, such as tandoori chicken, fried vegetables, curry chicken, samosas, and much more. The menu is varied and it is frequently updated.
Located in San Salvario, Beerba offers a wide variety of delicious cocktails, local wines and beers, perfect to accompany its apericena buffet. The skilled staff will be able to suggest the perfect drink for you, and from time to time you can enjoy some special aperitif, like the one dedicated to pasta or to other specialties from all over the world.
This pastry parlour has an elegant and calm atmosphere, where you can enjoy every moment of the day: from breakfast to the classical Piedmontese apericena. Indeed, along with delicious desserts and coffees, you can try a varied aperitifs, often inspired by the national cuisines of various countries.