Caffè Platti

Overall Rating: 7.750

Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 72
Cross Street(s): Corso Re Umberto
City, State ZIP: Torino, TO 10121
Phone: +39.011.5069056
Hours: Su-Sa 7:30am-9pm
Type of Establishment: Cafe
Cafe Rating: 8.00
Barista: 8
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 9
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Cimbali
Coffee Rating: 7.50
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 8
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 1.5
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Caffè Platti
Cup Manufacturer: Richard Ginori
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 10/12/2007
First Reviewed: 10/12/2007
Notes: Outdoor Seating

One of Torino's grand cafés, and considered one of the top 18 in Italy by Gambero Rosso, this has all the old-fashioned elegance and charm you'd expect. It's spacious and filled with confections, mirrors, multiple tables, and decorative artwork. (And bonus for me: just outside is where Juventus was formed in 1897.) Using their own Caffè Piatti beans and a four-group La Cimbali at the bar, they serve espresso shots with a modest layer of darker brown, uneven crema. It's served a little warm, temperature-wise, and tastes of cedar and mild pepper. Served properly with a glass of water on the side. There are better espresso shots in town, but few are better at the location in which to drink it. ?0.95.