As a supplier of coffee to the Italian Embassy, Caffe Vergnano 1882 is a family run business, where over three generations they have been working in London’s Italian food industry alongside wining numerous awards.
I have been here a few times and it definitely has to be included in the #CoffeeConquest. The atomsphere and interior is simple and homely. They use a barista coffee machine, but one like no other as the design of it is impeccable.
The cappuccino I selected was not only aesthetically pleasing to the eye, but was almost perfection from the top layer of froth to its’ rich coffee taste, it also had a pleasant warm milky smell of espresso. The taste of the espresso was prominent, but had a natural sweet flavor. Most cappuccinos I have encountered have either been too strong or too weak in coffee taste; this particular cappuccino had almost the right balance. I love the way they used hot chocolate powder with a stencil to stamp ‘1882’ on top of their pretty artistic coffee designs.
The cappuccino was the hot beverage I selected to drink after the eating demolition of their spinach, cream and garlic penne pasta and a cheesecake with raspberry sauce; both were delicious! The penne pasta was not doused in cream and had the right balance of its key ingredients; I definitely wanted to eat more.
Overall this place delivers not only on a wide variety of delectable coffees, but all in a friendly and comfortable environment. The food here is also not bad, considering some cafes sometimes can deliver on one but not the other. Caffe Vergnano is the perfect place for a late evening coffee and dessert catch up.
So now it’s scoring time:
LKL #CoffeeConquest Score
Value For Money: 4
Total Score: 19/25
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