Do you prefer a sweet or savoury breakfast? Or are you still uncertain and wanting to decide once there? No problem: Gaudenti 1971 will save you. Under the portici, in Corso Vittorio Emanuele II – where once there was Peyrano – and in Piazza Carlo Felice, there is Gaudenti 1971, an Italian style bakery.
Why do we call it “Italian style bakery”? Because Gaudenti is patisserie, with its cream puffs and mini cakes. Because Gaudenti sells sourdough bread made with a mix of selected flours. But Gaudenti is also a coffee bar, thanks to a wide assortment of buttery croissants (filled with pistachio, gianduja, jam, chocolate and vanilla cream), little treasures – which look small, but they assure us that is their standard size – made with fine or whole flour; but also pain au chocolat, berliners, sweet rolls, veneziane – soft brioches with custard cream and sliced almond – and the delicious coffee and cappuccino made with Caffè Vergnano. Last but not least, Gaudenti is pizza and focaccia, the real surprise of this place, thanks to the use of different flours to create different types of pizza. Among the many (generous) toppings available, choosing will be hard.
Not to talk about location, which is unique: relaxing under the portici is always a good idea. In conclusion, you just have to try it: between a brioche or a slice of pizza, a cookie or a bun, a sweet or savory product, choosing will be hard, but… who said you have to choose?
Where: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 76, 10121; Piazza Carlo Felice, 28, 10121 – Turin