Where to Go for the Best Coffee in Sorrento
by Giuseppe Morvillo
by Giuseppe Morvillo
Where to Go for The Best Coffee in Sorrento
Whether you’re enjoying a long awaited summer holiday in Sorrento or a quick weekend break in the Amalfi Coast, you simply have to include an espresso in your morning routine. If you’re looking to experience life like a true Italian during your time in the South of Italy, your first opportunity to do so is in fact from the very moment you wake up, and you must with a traditional Neapolitan coffee and Italian style breakfast. The most popular espresso bars are those in Sorrento’s central square of Piazza Tasso, however if you’d like to enjoy your morning coffee with a view we had also suggested a few bars below located in the small Fishermans village of Marina Grade, Marina Piccola or even a hotel terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Piazza Tasso: Il Fauno Bar
Located on the main square of Sorrento, Piazza Tasso, Il Fauno Bar is by far one of the most popular and well known bars in the town. During the day it can be busy as it’s located in the heart of Sorrento, however if you want to be immersed in the natural hustle and bustle of the town you will love the experience of enjoying your coffee here in the morning. Alongside your espresso you can also enjoy a selection of freshly prepared pastries or a more classic savoury breakfast. It’s central location makes it unmissable especially because of its bright colours.
We suggest to enjoy your coffee in the outside seating area where there is always a very vibrant and dynamic atmosphere or even just on the side in a more tranquil part to watch the people of Sorrento go by and relax for a moment. You can truly appreciate and watch how life in Sorrento goes on, it’s like watching a movie of how life in Sorrento is.
Piazza Lauro: Il Dolce Sorrento
If you’re wanting to enjoy your espresso with a delicious sweet treat and take a moment to sit and savour this, La Dolce Sorrento is a great bar to do this. You can find this espresso bar in Piazza Lauro, you will find outside seating with colourful blue and yellow chairs also which is lovely especially in the Summer months. Their coffee and cakes are of amazing quality so are perfect for those with a sweet tooth!
Marina Grande: Nonna Emilia Bar
This lovely local bar can be found in the little Fishermans village of Marina Grande, just a short ten minute walk from Sorrento’s main square, Piazza Tasso. If you’re looking to enjoy your coffee with a great view and charming atmosphere this little bar is great for you. Nonna Emilia Bar is located right beside the famous and well know Seafood Trattoria Restaurant, Trattoria da Emilia another great place we would recommend for lunch or dinner on your way back from exploring Sorrento and its sights!
Sea View Terrace: Hotel Vittoria Terrace
Amazing atmosphere! Enjoy your coffee in a serene and delightful location, the terrace of Hotel Vittoria is simply perfect. If you want to stop for a couple minutes away from the crowds and buzzing life of Sorrento, just through Piazza Tasso you can walk through the beautiful garden of the hotel and arrive directly on the terrace. You will be greeted with the most breathtaking and spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea. The service and quality of coffee is simply unmatchable, we promise it’s not something you will forget anytime soon.
Sorrento Old Town: Bar Vittoria
For those wanting to enjoy their morning espresso like a true local there’s simply no better place to do this than in Sorrento’s Old Town. Immerse yourself in the characteristic streets of Sorrento and socialise with its friendly and passionate people as you make your way to one of the most famous espresso bars for the local people of the city. Located in Piazza Sant’Antonino, you will find Bar Vittoria, here you can take your ‘Caffè al volo’ in true Italian style, meaning that as there is no seating area you can take your espresso directly at the bar as you are passing.
Sorrento City Centre: Bar Frisbey
This bar is known for having the best coffee in town in terms of quality! With a focus mainly on it’s coffee, Bar Frisbey is also located perfectly beside the train station, great if you’re wanting a quick pick me up before heading off on your adventure for the day. If you’re looking to have a ‘Caffè al volo’ ‘this is another great bar to experience this.