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Lisbon, Portugal


Member of HCR 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…
Lisbon, Portugal


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…
Guimaraes, Portugal

CAFE MILENARIO (est. 1953)

Member of HCR Café Milenário was opened in November 1953, the year in which the city of Guimarães celebrated 1000 years of existence, hence the name Milenário. Its historic town centre has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, in recognition for being an “exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution…
Braga, Portugal


Member of HCR The Café A Brasileira (The Brazilian Cafe) is a café situated along the Largo Barão de São Martinho, in the civil parish of Braga, in the historic Portuguese municipality of the same name. The Café first opened on 17 March 1907, a franchise of the already existing Cafés named the Brazilian by…
Turin, Italy

CAFFE TORINO (est. 1903)

Member of HCR 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…
Turin, Italy

STRATTA (est.1836)

Member of HCR 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,…
Turin, Italy

CAFFE SAN CARLO (est. 1822)

Member of HCR 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…
Turin, Italy

PLATTI (est. 1875)

Member of HCR 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.…
Turin, Italy

MULASSANO (est. 1907)

Member of HCR 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…
Turin, Italy


Member of HCR During more than a century of operation, the company has established itself as an ambassador of great cold pastries in Europe. Remembered for being the oldest ice cream parlor in Piedmont and one of the very first in Northern Italy, La Gelati Pepino was founded in 1884 by Domenico Pepino, an ice…
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