Neuv Caval'd Brôns

Overall Rating: 7.850

Address: Piazza San Carlo, 155
Cross Street(s): Via Maria Vittoria
City, State ZIP: Torino, TO 10123
Phone: +39.011.545354
Hours: Su-W 7:30am-12am; Th-Sa 7:30am-1am
Type of Establishment: Confectioner
Cafe Rating: 8.50
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 9
Presentation: 9
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Cimbali
Coffee Rating: 7.20
Aroma: 7
Body: 6
Brightness: 8
Crema: 8
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: M
Primary Taste: Warming
Coffee Beans: Caffè Malabar
Cup Manufacturer: Schonwald
Price: $1.25
Last Update: 10/13/2007
First Reviewed: 10/13/2007
Notes: Outdoor Seating

This café on the grand Piazza San Carlo is as grand as anything on Venice's Piazza San Marco. And it's one of Gambero Rosso's top 18 coffee houses in the country. Tuxedo-wearing staff. A grand entrance between a couple of bars. An ornate interior with a larger tea room in the back. They use two side-by-side two-group La Cimbali M32 Dosatrons and Malabar Caffè coffee ('il buon caffè') to produce espresso shots with a mottled, lighter brown crema of average thickness with medium brown flecks that make its surface look a little like a pudding. It has a thinner body and a somewhat woody, spice flavor. Good, but Gambero Rosso fawned too much as it is far from among Italy's best espresso. Served in Neuv Caval'd Brôns logo Schönwald cups. They also produce latte art here. But as at most cafés in town, the layer of foam is thin. ?0.90.