How to order coffee like an Italian

Sant Eustachio cafe – the best coffee in Rome?

Ordering a cup of coffee in a traditional Italian café at a busy time of day is a little daunting for a visitor. Firstly, the place will be chaotic, full of jostling people knocking back espresso in one gulp.  Receipts and coins fly everywhere, and at the centre of it all, there’s a gleaming espresso [...]

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Opposite – real coffee in Leeds

Opposite Coffee, Leeds

I wrote last week about the new Starbucks stealth cafés that are springing up in Seattle, and as an afterthought added that Opposite in the Victoria Quarter probably serves the best coffee in Leeds. This doesn’t do Opposite justice. Opposite’s original branch is opposite the Parkinson building at the University of Leeds, tempting academics out [...]

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