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“A Favourite Spot”
Review of Caffe Tripoli

Caffe Tripoli
Ranked #1 of 19 Coffee & Tea in Matera
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Tripoli is ideally located in a corner of the main Piazza Vittorio Veneto. There is a nice seating area outside, and although there's no table service, they do serve you quickly and efficiently. It's a very old, charming little establishment and as such the indoor bar area is very narrow. But that's rarely a problem as the service is always so quick. Plus it is packed full of all kinds of delights!

There are bottles of spirits everywhere, lots of Jack Daniels and quirky spirits that you'd rarely find anywhere else - for example they have a lovely, eclectic selection of gin. Then they have packets of pasta, biscuits, beautiful crockery for sale, espresso makers...

At the end of the bar there are cabinets full of all kinds of delicious treats. Sandwiches, chocolates, sweets, cornetti, cakes and my favourite: the brioche cornetto filled with cream and jam. Near the front they serve great gelato: the salted pistacchio is particularly good.

If you go there in the evening, the cocktails are fantastic. Their Aviation is particularly good.

BEST OF ALL: caffe con la crema di nocciola! It is exquisite. I order it every time I go there. It's coffee (well, Italian style coffee so espresso) with a generous helping of hazelnut cream. Liquid heaven!

Special mention: their affogato is so good. Espresso with a dollop of hazelnut icecream. Yum.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Stopped here for a coffee while waiting for friends to arrive. Very friendly staff in a small bar area, but we sat outside. The coffee and little biscuit were excellent and very reasonably priced

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Thank Andrew K
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited here many times in last couple years. Friendly staff. Good ice cream, coffee and drinks. If you buy alcohol you get a nice 'antipasto ' with. Olives, warm potato chips in fry pan and little focaccias. Good music. There is no service to tables. You can sit out and in winter time it is a sheltered warm terrace. Local residents love this place. Tourists come there too.

Thank Marion P
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We've been there 3 times while our vacation in Matera. The coffee is very good, the view from the terrace is nice, the appetizers (especially the olives :D tasty). You should go for a coffee there.

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Thank domnitarugina
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

It is self-service so be prepared. Mostly tables outside, you grab what you want inside from the cheerful staff. Going to the toilet is almost like a visit to a sasso.

Thank spepmed
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