What a great coincidence : Pistoia has been crowned Italy’s capital of culture in 2017 & just in this year , Bar Nazionale celebrates 50 years of activity! Run by the same family with the same kindness , with the same smile from 5:30 in the morning ( very hard to smile at that time … More Pistoia : happy 50th anniversary Bar Nazionale !
Maybe you think you know how do it – very easy indeed – and maybe… you can even drink it – very good and easy too – but …. do you know how to wash properly a coffee machine? Let’s have a look here….to have the best coffee your machine has to be perfectly … More Espresso coffee : do you really know how to clean a coffee machine?
Ever celebrated a birthday party for breakfast?? My friends & I did it this morning in a nice café in Pistoia called Evo Cafè http://www.evocaffe.it Our common friend was just 40 last August but everyone was on holiday so cannot celebrate it. So, we decided to have breakfast all together before going to work this … More A surprise birthday party for breakfast🍰🎂☕️for ladies only🎁
LE GRAN CAFE’ LE DAMIER – Via della Madonna,8 – Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy It is not a big bar as the name can suggest you, but on the contrary , it is a very intimate cafè located in one of the most central street of Pistoia, Tuscany , italy. Run by a very charming young … More Pistoia : Grand Cafè Le Damier , for a special cappuccino & more..
http://www.volume.fi.it In piazza Santo Spirito in Florence you can enjoy a cup of coffee in an original setting : in the past it was a wood sculpturer atelier , now contains all the characteristic tools of the woodmaker & his sculptures, just amazing!! Great breakfast options : inside with a huge choice of books & … More Firenze by mouth : VOLUME an original setting for a tasty stop
Since I was a child my mother used to stop here for a cappuccino , an espresso or an aperitivo & for me a hot chocolate topped with swipped cream , if in winter time , in summer a fresh organge juice😉 I was very young but I was able to feel that it was … More Florence : Gilli Caffè since 1733 a must in Firenze
In Via del Parione, 28-32/R ,just at the beginning of this street almost on the corner with the most fashionable street , Via Tornabuoni ,near palazzo Spini Feroni that hosts the Ferragamo’s shoes museum & its boutique , you can find the Florian Café , founded in Venice in 1720. http://www.caffeflorian.com Daniel , the kind … More Florian café : not just in Venice but in Florence too!
If you want to start a new day with a twist don’t miss this cappuccino! great coffee flavour & very thick foam , kindness & smiling faces will serve it to you ( not so common anymore nowadays , unfortunately, ) delicious fresh pastries every morning & many newspapers & magazines so you can stop, … More Passion 4 cappuccino : how has to be a real good one
Loved the Chiado quarter, so lively, so glam so cool!!! A mix of Paris , London & Rome : a lovely district where to walk, shopping , listen to street music & stop in a cafè sitting close to ……Pessoa! Born as a drugstore was the first cafè in Lisbon that importing Brasilian coffee , … More My Lisbon : A Brasileira ~ Historical Café since 1905 ~ Fernando Pessoa & me
You know …..I love old historical cafes ! I am always writing about them beacause I like them for their atmosphere & location ( usually in the city center) , their products ( usually top quality ones) & sometimes for the views too. this just in a very lively square called Praça da Figueira www.cofeitarianacional.com has … More My Lisbon : since 1829 an historical charming cafè with a view
In Italy every moment during the day , and at night too , is a good moment to have a stop by a BAR (typical Italian cafè) and sip a small cup of an espresso or a cappuccino or ginseng coffee or a barley coffee or a caffè macchiato ( with a milk spot : … More How to sip a good coffee as a real Italian!
So many different kind of cakes, pastries, sweet bread with canded fruits typical 4 Easter time & Lovely old cafè that , as You know ,I love! Lisbon is a real Heaven 4 people like me Who can’t resist to taste everything that looks so attractive to eyes…😍😍😍 I travelled until Belem just to visit … More My Lisbon : in Belem an old patisserie since 1837
I had The pleasure to visit The 26th edition of Antiche camelie della Lucchesia www.camelielucchesia.it last week end. Old villas with Beautiful gardens with many different kind of multicolour Camellias , a Camellietum That is an area created to preserve & conserve pre-1900 cultivars, The only tea plantation in Italy : Camellias Sinensis producing a Very Special … More Old Camellias exibition near Lucca , Tuscany
Finally Open again in The heart Of my city – pedestrian area – in The so called ‘ Il Globo’ = The Globe area , few steps from The Duomo square. It ️was a MUST for Pistoia’s people at The beginning Of the last century and for my parents’ generation : a meeting point for … More Pistoia : New opening Of the historical Cafè du Globe
RISTORI This is The name Of a lovely small cosy food boutique in The heart of Lucca! Espresso coffee , aromatized coffee, profitterols with wipped cream,ice cream , burger ice, Sacher torte, pinenuts block , cappuccino , spirits and much more… A nice small tea Room on The back side reminds me a Londoner location..sweet … More Lucca : #sweet food to go !#chocolate&more in Fillungo street The Fifth Ave Of Lucca
Once upon a time, In a foggy & grey winter Morning in a small town in Tuscany a nice coloured surprise knocked at My door .. A multicolour box with 6 coffee cups designed by a Chinese artist , Liu Wei , lighted up My day ! Illy caffè from Trieste – Italy – wanted … More Illy caffè art Collection just 4 me!
CHIAROSCURO CAFFE’VIA DEL CORSO,36R FIRENZE Just in the heart of Florence – just behind the Brunelleschi’s dome – have a fab coffee tasting with an interesting explaination by one of the owner , Massimo. Here I am with my American friend Suzanne from Texas, tasting and learing more about coffee and coffee plant & beans. … More CAFFE’ CHIAROSCURO – FIRENZE
Paris , Place de la Madeleine , France. Visited café PARIS LONDON because I love the name ( My most loved cities in The world ) and location ( This square is really beautiful ) Opposite there is Fauchon with The best food specialities, so a stop here is a must! Not really cheap indeed … More Postcard from Paris : Paris London café
Last week was in Paris ~ France ~ and visited one of the most beautiful square of the city : place des Vosges. Under the arcades I visited Dammann Frères established in 1692 in Paris . Just in that year the King Louis XIV granted the exclusive privilege sale of tea to Mr Damame in … More Passion4 …tea in Paris!
In the past we had more historical cafes in my town , Pistoia. Nowadays just this survives in these taugh times.. it is in Via Curtatone e Montanara in the heart of Pistoia in front of the Cappelli Boutique I mentioned in my previous post. Closed on Sunday afternoon & Monday everyday offers a huge … More Passion4cafè : ‘Armando’ in Pistoia since 1947 , Tuscany , Italy
Once upon a time, there was an historical cafè called ‘Giacosa ‘ ( founded in 1815 and licensed furnisher Of the Italian Royal family ) in the most glamorous street of Florence ~ that could be compared to the Fifth Avenue in New York ~ Via Tornabuoni . It was the only café facing this … More Fashion café in the heart of Florence
I love cappuccino as most of Italians love coffee : I’m a cappuccino adicted but …. 1.Must have a very thick foam or I don’t drink it 2.must be with fresh full caw milk 3.must be really warm 4.must be in a large ceramic cup not in glass I Found The best cappuccino with all … More Made in Pistoia : best cappuccino on earth ~ it is in Tuscany ~ !
LE GRAND CAFE’ DAMIER is not a big bar as the name can suggest you, but on the contrary , it is a very intimate new open cafè located in one of the most central street of Pistoia. Run by a very charming young lady – Melissa – who comes from Buxelles and a good … More Le grand cafè ‘ Le Damier ‘ – Pistoia
illyshop Rome Via dei Due Macelli, 59D – Rome Tel 06.69190715 Hours: open daily 9:00 to 19:30 The project illypoint illy distributes its products in a selective way, within places able to express and represent his world: the best bars illy, the online shop http://www.shop.illy.com, specifically the illy and, from 2011, the illyshop , real … More THE ILLYSHOP PROJECT : WHERE TO FIND THEM
In the new concept store you can buy and taste all the illy brand products, in an environment designed to offer the consumer a unique experience. Inside the new boutique, fans can explore all aspects of the illy world: the tasting Iperespresso through the two new models of coffee machines Y3 Touch – linear and … More Illyshop Cafè in Rome :more about coffee & coffee machines
Try to sip a real espresso coffee in a such exclusive and relaxing room, with art books around you : your coffee break will become an unforgettable moment for you and your friends or clients.
Grey & red are the Illy caffè colours , you can find them in this shop as in this stunning chandalier with the shape of big cup, made of hundred cups…… as those you have everyday maybe??
Some more original cups you can also purchase in the shop
If you visit the new Illy Caffè Shop you can also have the chance to taste your coffee or cappuccino in an original cup designed by artists ,as these in the picture by Daniel Buren, as having a cup of coffee is a five senses pleasure!
In the heart of Rome, just close to Piazza di Spagna a stunning location for a special coffee break and not just this..