When you are a breakfast lover, you don’t need to search for new places: they will find you! This is exactly the case of La vie en rose.
For work (the boring one), I was checking whether the title of the movie La vie en rose had been translated into Italian, when meddler Google algorithms suggested me the namesake pastry shop in San Salvario. Without waiting too long, some days later I was there to do my job (the pleasant one).
La vie en rose is a café specialized in zeppole and pasticciotti (tipycal pastries of – respectively – Campania and Apulia). If I could choose, my review would stop here. But I want to be as clear as possible, so I’ll go on.
The place is halfway between an American bakery and a cozy room, full of flowers and pink. Besides Berliner and croissants, the main counter shows pasticciotti (available in different flavors, such as lemon, white chocolate, ricotta and figs…) and zeppole (that morning there was only that with Chantilly filling).
My advice? A pasticciotto and a zeppola (and a latte, obviously): pasticciotto shortcut pastry is very crumbly (maybe too much) and, if you choose gianduia filling, you’ll witness the perfect combination between Piedmont and Apulia. Latte is without praise or blame, but it’s not a breakfast without it. But zeppola is the icing on the cake: it will captivate your heart and tastebuds thanks to its abundant and delicious filling (that justifies its price).
Next step: tasting the cakes made to order; come back in a while.
Where: Corso Raffaello, 18, 10126 Torino