Bar Infinito is a little piece of Italy in Zürich’s city centre. On offer at the bar is all that is Italian – Campari, Chinotto, Caffé and more. Would my espresso experience here be infinitely unforgettable for all the right reasons?…let’s find out.
Atmosphere: Ramazzotti. A symbol of bella Italia, whether it be Eros Ramazotti or Amaro Ramazotti, I can see both being in this place (well, the Amaro may have been but Eros unfortunately wasn’t). It is elegant, cool, comfortable and charming. It’s a place where you could stop for a regular morning coffee or that post lunch shot of espresso. Gentlemen – could even be the place to invite that special lady for an after work prosecco 😉 If you are also feeling a bit peckish, there is a small selection of italian delights on offer including foccaccia, amaretti and cakes.
Espresso rating: 1.5 out of 5
They say that timing is everything – and in the case of my visit, it was. I decided to pop by after lunch rush hour. Was great as I had time to check out the impressive variety of coffee blends on display. Trouble was, the Barista didn’t ask me what I would like to try so I guessed the best option would be selected. I was a little suspicious, as the young Barista didn’t seem to have that passionate Barista glow that I have become accustomed to. I received the espresso – yes, it was the right length and as dark as night, but infinitely bitter and almost burnt tasting. I turned to my Italian friend to check in on the Latte Macchiato and feedback was ‘it’s more like a luke-warm Cappuccino in a glass’. This wasn’t my first visit here, so I am sure it is a case of bad timing. I am infinitely optimistic that my next coffee experience here will be more of a 4.5 than a 1.5. With a motto of ‘caldo come l’inferno, nero come il diavolo, puro come un angelo e dolce come l’amore’, how could I expect anything less. 🙂
Free water: Yes.
Kid friendly: Yes, but would recommend mid-morning or afternoon.
Thank you Justin for recommending I review Bar Infinito and Alessandra for the coffee and the chat.
Where should I head to next? Let me know by writing to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Until the next cup…