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Caffe Vergnano was delighted to be invited by the Southbank Centre to open a second outlet at their prestigious venue. The new shop will be seven times larger than the current one in Leicester Square, featuring an Italian bar with a restaurant.
What’s On In London Magazine, declared Caffe Vergnano “Coffee Shop of the Year 2005/6”, and the managing editor, Roger Foss, came to present the certificate at the Restaurant Show.
Giles Coren wrote of the coffee earlier this May in the Times: “Caffe Vergnano…[is] the only purveyor of food or drink in the world past whose premises I am truly unable to walk without entering. It happens to sell the best coffee I’ve ever drunk, anywhere. Travel whatever hundreds of miles you must, just for a cup of coffee. It’s worth it. And double worth it.”
Gordon Ramsay, visited the Caffe Vergnano stand at the Restaurant Show 2005. He was shown the Vergnano way of making coffee and what makes the 1882 blend so unique. His verdict: “A remarkably sublime coffee.”
Most recently in the Times “Coffee Uncovered” publication, under the title of London's top spots for a coffee break, it credits Caffe Vergnano as serving "the best espresso in London".
It’s the 124-year-old Italian coffee dynasty that has turned espresso making into something of a religion. Aromatic and full-bodied espresso with a beautiful ‘crema’ is dispensed from a gleaming Elektra espresso machine and arrives on an Armani tray with a glass of water to clear the palette. Cappuccino is served with 1882 stencilled on the creamy foam in chocolate powder.
So sit back and relax - you are in the hands of experts.