Cafe Diplomatico:  Were it not for the streetcars outside, and the lack of Euros, and the regular operating hours, and the table service, and the lack of Olympic sports in the proximety, this could be Torino

Espresso Hunt: Little Italy


After a long hiatus, I'm out for espressos again - and bringing my camera to prove it. Today brought me to Cafe Diplomatico, in the heart of Little Italy.

The coffee suffered from the same problem I find in so many other bars around town - they put too much in it. Part of this is my fault - I forgot to ask for it to be very short - but I suspect a bit of it is also an attempt to provide some sort of 'value for money' to the general public who want more of a drink than a shot.

The espresso itself was good. A nice thick crema that stuck to the sides of the cup, and a rounded, sweet flavour, with none of the bitterness that could be experiences with old roasted beans. Were I to find a downside, the cups themselves were rather cold, which sucked the heat right out of the coffee.

Ahh well, live and learn.


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