The best cafés in Liguria
Historic and timeless places where you can relax and have a good cup of coffee

Piazza Dante Alighieri, 2 – Imperia
ph. +39 0183293696

More than a century after its opening, the café patisserie Piccardo of Imperia Oneglia is still a favourite place for locals and tourists. The day starts with a fragrant breakfast followed by lunch for those with the best appetites. For the aperitif, besides the wine bar offers, there are many drinks accompanied with savoury dishes and delicious snacks.

Piazza Matteotti, 26 – Alassio
ph. +39 0182640209

The story of the café patisserie Balzola begins in the hills of Monferrato. Pasquale Balzola, a family ancestor left there, and in 1902, he took over a tavern in Alassio. Within a short time, the place became an icon of the city and that’s when the famous Baci di Alassio were created. Today you can still savour the taste of these home-made little cakes that delight adults and children.

Salita Pollaiuoli, 43r – Genoa
ph. +39 010256685

Located in the historic centre of Genoa, just steps away from the Doge’s Palace and the Cathedral, it has been welcoming artists, poets and actors from all over the world since 1908. It is ideal for cold afternoons to enjoy a cup of tea or hot chocolate in the petite liberty room, while for warm days, a cool drink in the small outdoor area.

Corso Garibaldi, 4 – Chiavari
ph. +39 0185309829

In 1914, Giuseppe Defilla purchased the tavern from the family Sanguineti, with the idea of turning it into a sophisticated meeting place. Within a short time, it had become a real place of reference for the city and even today, it is the perfect stop for a good coffee or breakfast as well as a tasty lunch break.

Piazza Martiri dell’Olivetta, 54 – Portofino
ph. +39 0185269123

Initially, it started with children stopping for a snack, and then later became a place for distinguished visitors. The Caffè Excelsior is the ideal place for customers to enjoy a pleasant break in the square of Portofino.  Here you can find excellent cocktails, sophisticated cuisine and try the famous Paciugo, a mixture of cream, raspberries and whipped cream.

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