La Zagara

Overall Rating: 7.400

Address: Via dei Mulini, 8/10
Cross Street(s): Via Pasitea & Via Cristoforo Colombo
City, State ZIP: Positano, " 84017
Phone: +39.089.875964
Hours: Su-Sa 8am-12am
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar
Cafe Rating: 7.80
Barista: 8
Savvy: 8
Ambiance: 7
Presentation: 8
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: La Cimbali
Coffee Rating: 7.00
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 7
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: S
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Caffè Maresca
Cup Manufacturer: Güral Porselen
Price: $1.35
Last Update: 10/09/2013
First Reviewed: 10/09/2013
Notes: Outdoor Seating

Opening in 1950 as a pastry shop, La Zagara resides along a pedestrian walkway that leads to the famous and fashionable Positano beach. The location shows a bit of its worn age - especially in the wood paneling in the (full) bar area. For the tourists, they offer a great selection of high-end grappas (Roccanivo, etc.), they still offer notable pastries (including an excellent cannoli - though the Neapolitan and not Sicilian kind), and various lunch items. There's a large garden bar with outdoor views under canopies that overlook one of Positano's many canyon-like features. Using dueling two-group La Cimbali machines, they pull shots of Caffè Maresca with a medium brown crema with lighter heat spot and some small bubbling. It's served short in Güral Porselen logo cups and has a flavor of some tobacco layered with Maresca's wood-roasting. An old fashioned ?1 for tourist central. Rated 2 tazzine and 1 chicco in the 2014 Gambero Rosso Bar d'Italia.