Friday 15 October | 2015
Grey skies in Turin do nothing to take away the city’s countryside charm and eloquent, quiet soul. It’s a beautiful, glamorous city that’s becoming more popular with tourists and rightly so. From here the gorgeous vineyard villages of Barolo, Asti, Alba and Barbaresco are only an hour away, where you’ll find stunning wine, risotto, hazelnuts, agnolotti and truffles galore.
You can’t go to a café called Teapot and not order a pot of tea, right? The tea menu here is several pages long, and your chosen brew arrives freshly pressed. This is the digestive tea (€2.80) – a strong and pungent potion to leave you rather spellbound.
The scrambled eggs with prosciutto cotto (€6.00) are suspiciously fluffy yet creamy, and will love you for a little sprinkle of salt. As a bonus, the simplicity of this dish will also leave you open for all the other sweet treats that Teapot does so well.
Vegans and vegetarians will be happy here, with all kinds of healthy panini and tramezzini for lunch on offer. Completing the casual atmosphere is the graffiti on the wall, the coloured metal chairs and rusting bicycles on the sidewalk.
An authentic breakfast in Italy typically involves a cappuccino and cornetti with some kind of crema or fruity jam filling. Teapot ticks all of these boxes and you’ll appreciate their fresh flaky pastries as much as their more American fare.
Illy coffee is reliably high quality, meaning Teapot needs only to add a few dollops of bubbly milk foam. The kaleidoscope cups are so fitting to Teapot and along with the caffeine the colourburst will drag you out of any tired morning blues.
It’s the little details that can really make your day, like the handpainted trees, flowers and lucky ladybirds on the tables of Teapot. Spot them under your plate of fluffy molasses flavoured pancakes drowned in sweet maple syrup (€4.00), as you make your way to fairyland for the morning.
More dustings of pretty powder sugar adorn the very popular kamut flour muffins, seen at every table around us. Today’s flavours include carrot with ground almonds and orange, and cinnamon with apple and special spices. They delightfully fall apart, leaving a trail of little crumbles behind.
A quirky little café that’s easy to enjoy.
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