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Porto, Portugal

Café Ceuta (est. 1953)

This café from 1953 is inspired by the Portuguese conquering of the city of Ceuta, in the north of Africa. Its architect, Carlos Neves, wanted to follow the trend of creating different light effects, and for that he used a system of lamp shades. The cafe was known to be frequented by ministers and other…
Porto, Portugal

Café Aviz (est. 1947)

With its crystal chandelier and bronze sculpture, the Aviz Tea Room was born in 1947 right in the Downtown of the city of Porto. This was the period immediately following the Second World War. Then in the 1960s and 1970s, the Café Aviz became one of the reference cafés for university students, helped by the…
Lisbon, Portugal

Café Pastelaria Benard (est. 1868)

Coming from a family of French bakers and canners, Elie Benard settled in Lisbon with his parents and siblings, in the mid-19th century, and on Rua do Loreto, he opened a Café - Bakery Franceza, inaugurated on 6 September 1868. It was here that “the Lisbon public” found “excellent fine bread” and “all kinds of biscuits”,…
Lisbon, Portugal

A Brasileira do Chiado (est. 1905)

The Café A Brasileira, ("The Brazilian Lady Café") is a café at 120 Rua Garrett (at one end of the Largo do Chiado in the district of the same name), in the civil parish of Sacramento, near the Baixa-Chiado metro stop and close to the University. Over time the space became the meeting point for intellectuals,…
Lisbon, Portugal

Confeitaria National (est. 1829)

Member of HCR Confeitaria Nacional is one of the most known Portuguese Cafés in Lisbon. Founded in 1829 by Balthazar Roiz Castanheiro, it has been a family business for 5 generations. The Café was inaugurated during the Civil War between the Liberals and the Absolutists, and it became the favorite Café of the aristocrats of the…
Turin, Italy

Caffè Torino (est. 1903)

The “Caffè Torino”, located under the Baroque arcades, has been active since 1903. It immediately became a Piedmontese drawing room. Illustrious visitors: from Pavese to Einaudi to De Gasperi. But even the myths of the 1950s loved to stop here: James Stewart, the disturbing Ava Gardner at the time of her love for Walter Chiari,…
Turin, Italy

Stratta (est.1836)

Stratta, together with the charm of the shop among the oldest and most precious present under the Mole, has also kept alive all the traditions that have made it appreciated and made famous since its birth: since 1836 it has maintained the quality standards of its products unchanged over time.  Since 1836, the restaurant has…
Turin, Italy

Caffè San Carlo (est. 1822)

The restaurant opened in 1822 with the name Caffè di Piazza d'Armi, since the homonymous square performed that function until 1817. It soon became one of the most famous haunts of intellectuals and patriots of the whole season of the Risorgimento, as opposed to the more conservatives such as Fiorio. For this reason it was…
Turin, Italy

Caffè Platti (est. 1875)

Symbol of three eras: the pastry room with the refined Louis XVI furniture of the Valabrega* company; the coffee room with the 1920s bar counter and the stucco ceiling in Baroque design and pastel colors; the room with Decò and rationalist hints created after 1930. All beautifully restored, even the perfect showcase. The founders of…
Turin, Italy

Caffè Mulassano (est. 1907)

In the second half of the nineteenth century, Amilcare Mulassano, owner of the Sacco distillery known for mint, opened a liqueur shop in via Nizza 3 and in 1907 moved it to piazza Castello, along the so-called "Portici della Fiera" characterized by a system of commercial furnishings highly representative. It was already in these early…
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