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Caffè San Carlo

Turin
Lavazza
In one of the corners of Piazza San Carlo in the heart of Turin is the Caffè San Carlo, a café that is a slice of the past, in a setting rich with history. Piazza San Carlo is also called the “Salon of Turin” because it’s a central meeting point of the city, filled by grand cafés, the place to see and be seen when going out shopping or strolling. Rich with history but retaining contemporary status: when Maserati organized their Centennial Gathering of vintage beauties in September 2014, Piazza San Carlo was the final meeting point.
 
Caffè San Carlo, born in 1822, is a gem of a café. The ornate décor and plush interior create an oasis of calm on a very busy square. The Caffè San Carlo clearly relishes its stately and mature atmosphere, attracting an established, well heeled crowd in a historical space. 
 
Grand mirrors, ornate gold leaf patterns, red velvet and marble create a classic opulence. The slow pace and soft seating create an inviting atmosphere where coffee can be taken at the bar or seated. When we visited, there was a senior crowd that clearly appreciated the finer things in life, meeting and lingering and clearly enjoying the great coffee and peace.

As other historical cafés, San Carlo is in fact a Caffetteria - Pasticceria - Ristorante with a lot to offer to the most demanding palates from the morning until the evening. But their coffee, based on the best Lavazza blends, remains a reference point, which is confirmed by their rating of “2 coffee beans” out of 3, awarded by Gambero Rosso.

Caffè San Carlo, Piazza San Carlo, 156, 10123 Turin.

Puro Arabica Kenya AA Washed

Puro Arabica Kenya AA Washed

La Genovese
:
Whole beans, 250g
6.2 GBP
A coffee of intense fragrance, velvety body, a peculiar and exquisite acidity.
Kafa

Kafa

Lavazza
:
Whole beans, 250g
6.2 GBP
Kafa is a wild Arabica coffee picked by hand from the depths of the biosphere reserve of the Kafa Forest.
Tierra Intenso

Tierra Intenso

Lavazza
:
Whole beans, 1kg
22.1 GBP
A blend of high quality Arabica coffees, with an intense aroma and chocolate notes.