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from 1889

Caffè Elena is a coffehouse in constant flux. It has witnessed Carpano vermouth distillation, as well as Cesare Pavese’s poetic verses, new philosophical impulses and, with Subsonica, the vibrant notes of Italian electronic rock.
Praised by manifold Turinese generations, it is a place of by-gone and new romanticisms linked to time passing.  You will enjoy a sumptuous, agreeable moment, pampered by the early twentieth century furnishings atmosphere and wrapped in the splendid setting of one of the most beautiful squares in Italy.

Il bancone all'ingresso del Caffè Elena, uno dei dieci Caffè Salotti Sabaudi di Torino.
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Caffè Elena

Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 5b

Caffè Elena is a lively, cheerful venue at whatever day time.

For breakfast until late morning, it offers fresh pastries, biscuits, homemade cakes and tasty brunches, to feed your appetite.

Lunch menu changes every day. It serves Piedmontese and national cuisine dishes, with a sparkle of fusion, according to the young chef's inspiration.

At aperitif time, appealing tapas à-la-carte accompany a glass of wine, chosen from the countless labels of the rich cellar, or other drinks.

Finally, be amazed by the futuristic polibibite or Signature Cocktail creations in which the passion of the bar tender summarizes the mixology tradition with their own creative impetus.

Everyday h. 8.00 am - 2:00 am,

Saturday h. 8:00 am - 3:00 am, Wed. closed

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Between 1889 and 1902, Giuseppe Carpano here perfected the recipe of his vermouth, an elixir of white wine with herbs created in the eighteenth century by his ancestor Antonio Benedetto. Throughout its long history, Caffè Elena has also been cherished and attended by Cesare Pavese, the great novelist, poet, translator and literary critic. He usually stayed at the red breccia tabletops - among boiseries, mirrors, paintings - and, led by inspiration, wrote.

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