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Trip Report: Gran Caffè Grambrinus (Napoli, Italy): Without question, this gran caffè is a city instit... #coffee

Trip Report: Gran Caffè Grambrinus (Napoli, Italy): Without question, this gran caffè is a city instit... #coffee

Inside, there are many rooms of slightly fading glory: stucco, marble, grande chandeliers, ornate detailing, frescoes and paintings by some of Napoli’s great artists of the 19th century, antique woodwork. The place feels almost Torinese in its classic style and sophistication. There are books on coffee making from 1836 for sale. And many of the interior rooms feel like capelle — small chapels as if in a cathedral — dedicated to the art of pastries, gelato, a grand tea salon, etc. Some of these grand rooms were cut off as part of a separate bank established under Facist rule in 1938, but in 2001 they were reunited with the main café.

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