Like true Italians, those at Seattle’s Café Torino take their coffee seriously. First, they use only Lavazza beans and make them into any version of coffee drink you can think of: cappuccinos, macchiato with cocoa called Torinese, Becerin with chocolate, coffee, and cream, and of course a standard drip coffee, light or dark roast. This modern, sleek cafe also serves Portland Steve Smith Tea for those who are not java addicts.
They also serve excellent sandwiches with imported Italian meats such as Parma ham, pistachio-studded Mortadella and Genoa Salame, and some superb in-house made biscotti and cookies. You can have a cold or grilled sandwich made with their Udi gluten-free bread. Their signature cookies are made with polenta flour and can come with a delicious ice cream filling.
422 Yale Avenue North, suite B, Seattle, WA 98109, 206-682-2099
Photo: Cafe Torino