In Naples, coffee is a must! But, as in the case of pizza, everyone does it in his or her own way.
For example, although tradition stands that coffee must be tasted in a hot cup and strictly without sugar, the famous “tazzulell e cafè” is offered in different versions around Napoli.
There are those who prefer it strict and those who add cream to coffee, those who prefer a stronger coffee, and those who enrich it with ice cream.
What is sure is that Naples is the right city for a coffee tasting! Here’s where to go to taste a good coffee in Naples.
Where to drink the greatest coffee in Naples
- The Gran Caffè Gambrinus is the history of Naples.
Opened in 1860, it has always been crowded with the greatest personalities residing and passing through Naples.
In addition to offering one of the best cafes in the city, the interior of the Gran Caffè itself is an attraction. The walls are refined with paintings and frescoes. The Gran Caffè Gambrinus is in via Chiaia 1/2.
- Il Caffè del professore, in Piazza Trieste e Trento 46, is one of the most historical cafès in Napoli.
It’s here that Nunzio Termini created a unique blend of coffee, now distributed by many companies.
Today it is still possible to taste ‘that’ coffee in Piazza Trieste e Trento 46.
- One of the most famous Neapolitan coffee blends is Passalacqua.
If you want to taste freshly ground coffee, the reference points are the Bar Mexico in Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 72, in Piazza Dante 86, or in Via Alessandro Scarlatti 69.
The Mexico Bars in Naples are also selling places of Passalacqua blend. A unique souvenir!
- La Centrale del caffè is a franchise in various spots of the historic center of Naples. In addition, to taste the real Neapolitan espresso, it is possible to buy different blends from the coffee plant and the Neapolitan coffee maker. The coffee plant is in via Benedetto Croce 16, in via Porta di Massa 21/23, and in Piazza Garibaldi 134.
- The Gran Cafè Ciorfito is in the heart of the historic center, near the famous nativity scene alley San Gregorio Armeno. At the Gran Cafè Ciorfito it is possible to join the caffè sospeso, i. e. an initiative that consists of paying in advance for a coffee to those who cannot afford it. The Ciorfito is in via Grande Archivio 15.
- Gran Cafès are not in the historic center only! The Cafè do Brasil is in the oldest area of Vomero and is a landmark for those who want to know the real Neapolitan coffee, made as tradition requires or with a tasty addition of fresh artisan cream. Here, too, you can buy different types of coffee. The Cafè do Brasil is in via Luca Giordano 31.