Local cafes in Italy attract a steady stream of regulars who drop by daily for a quick espresso and later on a quick drink, to get caught up on local news with each other, glance at the newspapers, and chat back and forth with the barista. Cafes are a type of gathering place for the community.
Later they usually offer a variety of freshly made sandwiches so you may return there for a quick bite. At any time of day you can choose from a wide choice of drinks from fruit juice to wines to hard liquor like scotch to liqueurs.
Breakfast in the cafes in Italy is typically an espresso, caffe latte or cappuccino with a croissant or similar pastry. At home most people have a caffe latte and biscuits or bread with jam and that’s it, the continental breakfast. Many better hotels offer a wider choice for tourists like ham, cheese, cereals, fruit and yoghurt. But why not have breakfast Italian style at a bar with local people and mix and mingle? It will also cost less than your hotel breakfast.
At most coffee bars, first you go to the cashier and pay for what you’ll order. The cashier gives you the bill which you present to the barista at the bar counter as you order. This is an efficient system in busy bars where many people come and go in the space of five minutes.
Many cafes are small so you stand at the bar counter as you drink your coffee and eat your croissant. In larger bars, especially those in major tourist areas and famous piazzas like Piazza San Marco in Venice, if you sit down at a table where a waiter serves you, you’ll pay double the price of the stand-up coffee. If you plan to linger over your cappuccino to admire the architecture and views and enjoy the friend you’re with, sit down, stay for awhile and soak up some “dolce vita”!
Coffee in Italian cafes are something not ought to be missed while you are in there. If you are a coffee addict, you should make it a point to check out the different types of coffee served at various cafes. You can move around and explore the coffee and breakfast eateries and hiring a set of wheels is the best way to do that. Renting a car is the best bet when touring around to relish the coffee available around in the place. Car-rental-italy offers cars to rent from a wide fleet with Hertz. They also have economical touring packages for tourists, who never cease from visiting the picturesque place all year long.