Elegant tree-lined boulevards, art galleries, chocolate experiences, nouveau cafes, and fancy cocktail bars… Turin, Italy’s capital of aperitivo and home of world famous brands like Martini Rossi, Cinzano and Gancia, is nothing but a beautiful city where to spend time with friends. Whether you are a cafes-lover or an amateur of wines and cocktails, Turin offers an incredible variety of cafes and cocktail bars in accordance with any taste. Here are ten of Turin’s most beautiful alternatives for cafes and evening drinks.
Piazza Castello, 15, Torino, +39 011 547990
Born in 1925, this tiny historical cafe is hidden away beneath the shady arcades that surround Turin’s royal palaces. With its elegant atmosphere and waiters in white livery, Caffè Mulassano offers delicious cappuccinos and house aperitif (the Caffè has its own brand of Vermouth). Every drink is accompanied, at any time of the day, by a plate of ‘tramezzini’ (sandwiches). It is indeed in Caffè Mulassano that the famous Italian ‘tramezzino’ was born.
Via Santa Giulia, 48, Torino, +39 340 215 0497
What happens when a young graduate in finance gives up on his degree? Well, he opens one of Turin’s best wine bars. This hidden gem, already a beloved spot of many Turin’s youngsters and young-at-heart, offers a wide variety of organic and from small-producers wines, for reasonable prices. The guys running the enoteca are young, but extremely well prepared.. So, if you are not a wine expert, just let them advice you!
Via Maria Vittoria, Torino. Per prenotazioni: firstname.lastname@example.org
The search for this cocktail bar can be difficult, but it is definitely worth. Located in the basement of Maria Vittoria street, in the historical heart of Turin, Mad dog resembles the style of a New York’s speakeasy bar, with its soft and classical atmosphere. To get into this bar, you need a password: just check Mad dog’s website, answer the question asked, and there you go with your password! The bar offers two menus “Travelling in the world with cocktails”, with 100 classic cocktails, and “Signature drinks” (over 80 house-created drinks).
Corso Moncalieri, 5,Torino, +39 349 317 5425
Offering a beautiful view on Po river, Barz8 is the perfect cocktail bar to kick-start your night in the centre of Turin. The bar serves superb cocktails that delight any taste-buds: there is no fixed-menu, but cocktails are creatively invented at the moment by Barz8 expert barmen, to give customers a personalised cocktail-experience…. Some of their ingredients? Lavender essence, rose, fresh cream, blueberries, spices, chocolate and many many others…
Via Sant’agostino 23/c, Torino, +39 011 436 7091
Located in a baroque building in the heart of the multiethnic area of Turin, Hafa cafe’s decor is inspired to its homonym cafe in the Moroccan Tangier. The cafe offers the possibility to taste typical Moroccan sweets and drinks, such as the traditional mint tea and the spicy coffee, as well as original cocktails.
Corso Moncalieri 262, Torino, +39 011 6615680
This small cafeteria is located in one of Turin’s historical building in square Valdo Fusi. Casa Oz has an inner courtyard with an elegant dehors and it is run by people with disabilities. Serving Piemonte ‘s traditional food and delicious cappuccinos, Casa Oz is the perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon.
Via del Castello, 8, 10034 Chivasso, Torino, +39 011 917 3365
Just 20 minutes outside Turin, in Chivasso area, this cocktail bar has a modern-looking outfit and an incredibly ample choice of beers, wines, and distillates. Packed during the weekends, Xxl Cafe offers always fresh fruit juices, and everything is presented in an impeccable manner. Staff is friendly and fun.
Via Guastalla, 1, Torino, +39 011 037 5655
If you are looking for a cafe to enjoy delicious home-made cakes accompanied by a leaf-tea, in a familiar and laid-back atmosphere… well Stramonio is the right place to be! The place serves also beer and lunch.
TClub Lounge Bar
Via Franco Bonelli, Torino, +39 011 765 3124
Sophisticated atmosphere, suffuse lights and comfy leather couches… TClub bar, in Turin’s renowned Quadrilatero area, offers cocktails a la carte or personalised drinks, with first-choice ingredients. Every cocktail is well-presented with fresh fruits on the side. During summer evenings, it is possible to enjoy the cocktails outside the Bar, in the style of Turin’s night-life.
Via Giovanni Amendola 6D, Torino, +39 011 037 1375
Cat-lovers will simply fall in love with this cafe, where cats are welcomed customers. The atmosphere is relaxed and the kitchen offers vegan and vegetarian dishes… A different, cat-friendly experience in Turin.