The Best Cafés and Coffee Shops in Cagliari, Sardinia

Espresso Machine
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The neighborhood bar is a centerpiece of Italian life and the island of Sardinia is no different. Start your day with a cappuccino standing at the bar, stop by for a quick sandwich (panino) at lunchtime, indulge in an espresso and pastry at lunchtime, and as the sun sets sit down for a spritz or a prosecco. These are some of the very best cafés and coffee shops in Cagliari, Sardinia to try your hand at the Italian lifestyle.

1. Caffè Tramer

Bakery, Bar, Cafe, Italian, Pub Grub

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a legendary meringue stuffed with whipped cream in this sumptuous historic cafe. This old school bar full of turn of the century details oozes with atmosphere and charm. This is a small shop with standing service only.

2. Dulcis Pasticceria

Bakery, Cafe, Pastry Shop, Italian, Pastries

This famous pastry maker provides sweets for many bars and restaurants in and around Cagliari and even offers classes. This pastel colored cafe serves delicate macaroons, lemon tarts and Kusmi teas. Stop here for a quick sandwich or a tray of traditional Sardinian pastries to take on a picnic.

3. Caffe' Svizzero

Cafe, Bar, Italian, Pub Grub

This is one of Cagliari’s historic cafes located near the marina has marble tables and high ceilings. You can have an espresso at the wooden bar or take a seat and let one of the white coated waiters take your order. From very early morning cappuccino until after dinner drinks this is a popular choice.

4. Antico Caffe

Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Italian, Mediterranean

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Antico Caffe da 1855 is another of Cagliari’s historic cafes for an elegant break. You can cool off with gelato or a house made iced tea on a hot afternoon or have a drink on the small terrace in the evening.

5. Locanda Caddeau

Cafe, Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, Italian

This spot near Cagliari’s marina is a great spot for a late afternoon aperitivo. Generously sized spritz’s are served in jars with plentiful snacks like squares of pizza and focaccia.

6. Nero-Nero American Coffee Experience

Cafe, Coffee Shop, American, Coffee

For when you want an American sized takeout coffee or a place to upload a few holidays snaps with free wifi Nero-Nero is your destination. Stay for the cornflakes for breakfast or a slice of New York style cheesecake.

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