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Caffè al Bicerin dal 1763

Want a little slice of heaven in Turin?? Consider visiting Caffè al Bicerin to have BICERIN! Caffe al Bicerin is a historic old world café which has been running since 1763 (dal 1763). This is the only place in the city that claims to have invented the drink called Bicerin and serves it “authentically”. Having a Bicerin should be on top of your list for things to do in Turin.

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My Bicerin

Caffè al Bicerin dal 1763

But what is a Bicerin??

Bicerin is quite simply a drink of espresso, chocolate and cream.

This sinful drink topped with a secret ingredient from the makers of the café is a must try whn in Turin. 

Bicerin was invented by Caffè al Bicerin centuries ago and has since then retained it’s recipe, style and production.

The legacy as always goes with things in Italy, is astounding!

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At Caffe al Bicerin you will most definitely be transported to another time.

The interior is laden with dimly lit candles and white marble table tops. I found myself sitting on the same seat that years ago Italy’s first Prime Minister sat in. It was such a treat! (pic above)

The Secret of Bicerin

One of the most intriguing points to note about this place is that it is ONLY run by women!! Perhaps that is the secret to it being the best producer of Bicerin in the world.

What do you think?? 😉

Price of Bicerin

I should warn you though that a Bicerin comes at a whooping price of €6.

I was quite surprised when I paid for it myself but I can tell that it is completely worth the cost, at least once in your life (okay okay, more than once!).

If you’re in North Italy, don’t miss visiting the city of Turin and trying out a Bicerin or two. They also serve snacks and coffee. Furthermore, they have a cute specialty store next door which is full of delicious chocolate products!

Piazza della Consolata, 5, Turin

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28 Comments

  • […] Keep your second day to see one of the biggest Egyptian museum in the world-yes it is in Turin! If you have more time and are a museum geek, visit Palazzo Madama or Reale depending on what you want to see. Always keep a map of the city handy with you. After a long day understanding this north Italian city, venture out to enjoy a cup of bicerin! […]

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  • America On Coffee
    January 6, 2018 at 8:54 am

    💕

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  • HelsinkiBudapest
    December 22, 2017 at 6:29 am

    I have a thing for cafés and old(er) ones in general. This looks lovely!

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    • Ishita
      January 8, 2018 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 Happy 2018

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  • awtytravels
    December 21, 2017 at 2:20 am

    I used to live not far from the santuario della consolata! Try the Neo Head Bar nearby, hopefully it’s still open and their Bicerin is at a fraction of the price…
    Fabrizio

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    • Ishita
      December 21, 2017 at 10:13 am

      Definitely next time 🙂

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  • karenincalabria
    December 21, 2017 at 1:36 am

    6 Euros doesn’t seem so much for the old-world charm when you compare it with the prices of Starbucks.

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    • Ishita
      December 21, 2017 at 1:40 am

      Absolutely but it’s a little shock especially when you are used to pay dirt cheap prices for coffee in Italy. But then this was special

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    • Ishita
      December 21, 2017 at 1:42 am

      Shocking*

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  • Lyn Douglas
    December 20, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    The caffe looks divine. Love it. And the special bicerin sounds wonderful

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    • Ishita
      December 21, 2017 at 1:42 am

      So so good! Worth the €6!

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  • anitaliandish
    December 20, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    I will be traveling to Turin in 2018 for the Salone del Gusto. Thanks for the tip!

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    • Ishita
      December 20, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      How wonderful! Is it in the 3rd week of February??

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      • anitaliandish
        December 20, 2017 at 11:26 pm

        It is September 22-26, 2018. Maybe you are thinking of a different event?

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        • Ishita
          December 21, 2017 at 1:42 am

          Yes I think so 🙂

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  • pblevitt
    December 20, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    An absolute jewel of a spot, and the calories are all worth it!

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    • Ishita
      December 20, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      Haha and the cost too 😉

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  • Anuradha Goyal
    December 20, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I like the way you teach us one Italian word or concept in every post. One by one you are introducing you to the country and its culture. Thank you.

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    • Ishita
      December 20, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks so much! I am glad I can teach a little. I learn so much every day

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  • Debra Kolkka
    December 20, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    I’ve been there twice…I love it!

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    • Ishita
      December 20, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      It is so good!

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  • amindfultravellerblog
    December 20, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Sounds and looks delicious, I’m sure I would love this.
    Have a wonderful festive season Ishita. Xx

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    • Ishita
      December 20, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      Back at you Lorelle 🙂 Hope you are enjoying your holidays. xx

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  • Luca Marchiori
    December 20, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    This looks lovely. 2018 must be the year in which I return to Torino since I’ve not been there since I was a small child. I remember it well though, especially the Mole Antonelliana. Did you know that in Venetian dialect, bicerin means ‘a quick drink’ as in ‘Vustu un bicerin?’ ‘Do you want a quick drink?’

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    • Ishita
      December 20, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      Oh then I hope you can visit it very soon. I never knew! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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