Whenever I am travelling to Torino, I always pay a visit to my favourite Cafe: Baratti e Milano!
It' s a real pleasure to sip my cappuccino or any other kind of coffee, accompanied with all that variety of chocolate or any other pastry!
You should not forget that Torino is the "Chocolate Capital" of Italy!
Caffe Baratti e Milano was founded in 1874 and it is a landmark for the City of Turin.Inside the Cafe reigns an atmosphere of elegance, as it used to be in the past times.
Closed on Mondays.
Favorite Dish: Everything from coffee that only Italians can make, to small or bigger choco delicacies.
Any kind of pastry.
Especially try: bignoli and gianduiotti.
Italian cafes are renowned for the real deal for hot chocolate; dense and truly chocolatey. Baratti & Milano delivers all this in its cioccolata plus a good, sophisticated taste. There's more than just chocolate drinks here too. Beautiful cakes and sandwiches are available, as well as an extensive list of teas and coffees.
Turin is famous for this type of establishment and this particular cafe was once patronised by the Italian royal family. The cafe is as elegant as you would expect, if a little frayed around the edges, and was crowded with customers the Friday afternoon we visited. Service is efficient and polite and it's a really nice place to relax with something sweet after a day of exploring the city.
The cafe has a shop section with a host of chocolate products to buy. Whether or not these live up to the in-cafe experience I don't yet know - but I will put into a Shopping tip when I do.
Favorite Dish: Hot chocolate with cream. The super-thick panna served at the cafe makes the drink even more memorable. Definitely worth the 8 Euros it cost.
"Baratti & Milano" is one of the most ancient, deluxe and expensive restaurants I've seen in Torino. It is located at the entrance of the Galleria Subalpina. I didn't have lunch there but if you have a lot of money, you may find it great.
Baratti e Milano, in the glass-roofed Galleria Subalpina near Via Po, is one of Turin's charming old caf?s. It's famous for its exquisite chocolates -- indulge your sweet tooth or buy some gianduiotti (hazelnut chocolates) or candied chestnuts to take home to friends. Light lunches are served at the tables to the rear of the caf?.
I only remember wearing a stunning summer dress and that I had a sugar high from all the chocolata-calda I drank... and there was of course my hunky boyfriend then.... long long ago ... sigh. To be 18 again ahhh!
The travelguide said: Baratti & Milano (caff?)
Per concedersi un caff? o aperitivo da veri signori, nella confetteria inaugurata nel 1873. Allora il locale era "Fornitore della Real Casa", oggi ? fornitore di ottimi cocktail e tramezzini indimenticabili. Il posto giusto anche per un pranzo, incredibilmente a prezzo modico (il piatto unico, delizioso, il dolce e un calice di vino non superano i 15 euro). Il locale - unico - ? in una location straordinaria, tra piazza Castello e la galleria Subalpina, a due passi dall'altro storico caff? Mulassano. Il locale ? stato ristrutturato recentemente senza tradire la tradizione.
Favorite Dish: chocolata calda & gelato menta
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