What drew us in was the bright red decor. Well, that and the smell of chocolate and pastries and herbs. What they filled that little cup with made us stay.
The first sip of real European chocolate had me swooning! No powdered cocoa mix in that cup…it was the real thing! And then there were the case of gelato. And Italian pastries.
And there were sandwiches, too.
Each sounded amazing…but they looked and smelled even better (we’ll be heading back to sample the sandwiches sometime soon! I’ll update this section when we do.)
Inside, the space was a perfect mix of European modern and coffee house comfortable.
Oh, and did I mention the coffee? Now, I’m not a coffee drinker, but I had someone along who was.
And she prounouced it the best coffee she had ever had!
But that should come as no surprise to anyone who knows the history of Lavazza. Since the 1895’s. Lavazza has been making fine Italian coffee from their headquarters in Turin, Italy. And they’re still considered the leaders in Italian coffee for home, businesses, and now, their coffee shop/cafe in Austin.
This is a perfect place to stop in for a weekday lunch or drop by on a day of sight-seeing or shopping downtown. It’s just down the street from the Capitol, and near the museums.
Austin, TX 78701
Mon–Fri 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
Sat–Sun 9:00 AM–6:00 PM