Piazza della Consolata, 5, Turin, Italy
011 436 9325
NileGuide Expert tip:
This is the original home of the Bicerin. Don't miss it on your visit to Turin.
Located in Turin's atmospheric quadrilatero Romano, Turin's oldest and smallest café has barely changed since it opened in 1763. Frequented by Cavour, Dumas and Puccini, this establishment soon became very popular with the aristocracy. The minute interior has only eight marbled-topped tables and the original counter still stands as solid as ever whilst three dozen multi-coloured sweet jars perch on the shelves behind. It is the original home of the 'Bicerin'. An exquisite hot drink, with three layers, one espresso, one chocolate and one fresh cream in secret amounts, served in a tall glass so you can admire the fusion of colours and the aroma. Preferably sipped after mass at the Sanctuary of the Consolata just across the piazza, this is a truly Torinese ritual and not be missed on any account.