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“Busy cafe serving good value food”

Antico Caffe Spinnato
Ranked #16 of 45 Coffee & Tea in Palermo
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Politeama
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We ventured inside the main cafe of Spinnatos since the outside seating area was very crowded and service seemed quite slow. To the staff's credit inside we were immediately shown to a table for two and served in a friendly and courtious manner. We asked to share a caponata and a tuna salad which came conveniently split onto four plates, that's what I call attentive service. We were short of time and asked for two coffees to follow which came with two pistachio ice cream macaroons gratis, a very nice touch. Don't be put off by the busy nature of the place, our experience showed why Spinnatos is so popular.

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Thank John R
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We found this place in a couple of online review articles so thought we would give it a try. We sat outside in the large seating area, which was quite busy. It took a while to get a menu and order despite staff members working tables nearby. When we did, the server seemed abrupt and unfriendly. Once he left with our order, a man (not associated with the restaurant) began wandering between the tables trying to sell cigarette lighters. None of the servers tried to send him away, so this seems a normal practice unfortunately. The food was fine, if overpriced. The watermelon granita was refreshing, and you can get the granita-brioche sandwich here. However, we were put off by the service and lighter selling so probably wouldn't go back.

Thank Bernadette E
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

This was recommended by a person we met on a bus travelling into the centre of Palermo as one of the place to have a coffee . Coffee is served italian style ( not long English / American style drinks ) so is small and strong . Croissants and canoli made it a good morning coffe break watching the world go by

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Thank 19Dave1955
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

This establishment has good coffee and a limited range of food which is even more limited before noon. It is a place for a nice coffee or drink outside but the food is undistinguished

Thank stupormundis
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

This café has been in existence since 1860 and caters to upper society of Palermo. The inside is decorated in a modern belle epoque style and has ample seating; it also has a nice terrace on a pedestrian street.
It is truly an ideal place for a pit stop for a tourist for coffee, a refreshment or a snack.
We stopped here during the day in a rather quiet period just to relax, have a coffee and enjoy the moment.

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Thank Joseph G
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