Bar Sicilia 2
Cappuccino and pastries lie at the heart of the Mediterranean breakfast. This bar offers artistic hot drinks and a range of good buns. Bar Sicilia 2 is a must for Italian breakfast lovers and perfect for a break before plunging into the hustle and bustle of Palermo.
This charming cafe is situated just off the sun-kissed stones of its shady, eponymous street, boasting a prime location close to the Chiesa San Francesco D’Assisi church. There’s both indoor and outdoor seating and an array of pastries and juices.
Address: Cartari Café, Via Cartari 1,90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy, +39 091 611 6372
Mon Cafe roasts its own coffee, which makes it one of the best bars to go for real Italian brews any time of the day. Also on offer are home-made ice creams as well as other sorts of desserts, such as crêpes.
Address: Mon Café, via Principe di Scordia 152, Palermo, Italy
Agorà Gusti Quotidiani
Agorà Gusti Quotidiani prepares all sorts of bread and focaccia each day, alongside pastries and Sicilian specialties. It also serves buffets for special events and caters for a whole host of different dietary requirements.
Address: Agorà Gusti Quotidiani, via Marchese di Villabianca 37/39, Palermo, Italy
Upon entering, customers are overwhelmed by the vibrant colors and wonderful smells of fresh fruit and vegetables, which are on display in the window and on sale at the counter. The shop specializes in freshly squeezed fruit juice, all made from locally-sourced produce. It is the perfect place to have a break from the scorching sun of Palermo and enjoy either a long drink or a fresh fruit salad made with only the best hand-picked ingredients.
Address: SpremiAmO, via Maqueda 264, Palermo, Italy
With its central location, this bar will be easy to spot. It offers a wide range of savory food and desserts as well as ice cream, granita (a kind of water ice), and Sicilian specialties. Bar Marocco also has a good selection of beautiful cakes.
Address: Bar Marocco, via Vittorio Emanuele 494, Palermo, Italy
This is a great choice for a brunch or an afternoon tea in Palermo. There’s a wide selection of teas and infusions alongside delicious desserts and tasty biscuits.
Address: Cha, via Velasquez 30, Palermo, Italy
Bar Pasticceria Sampolo
This elegant bar has a long counter which displays everything from ice cream to cupcakes, Sicilian desserts and savory food. You’ll also find some of the best coffee in Palermo.
Address: Bar Pasticceria Sampolo, via Sampolo 242-246, Palermo, Italy
This little shop serves a variety of home-made desserts. The menu is rich and ranges from cupcakes, croissants, muffins and cakes to little chocolates with various nuts or fruit, as well as other desserts such as tiramisù. If the sun is shining, you can enjoy it all in the small back garden.
Address: Cioccolateria Lorenzo, via IV Aprile 7, Palermo, Italy
Caffe del Teatro Massimo
This cafe is part of the Teatro Massimo, Palermo’s theater. It is a great meeting place if you feel like splashing out a bit. With such an elegant look and a refined atmosphere, customers are in for a real treat.
Address: Caffè del Teatro Massimo, piazza Verdi, Palermo, Italy