|Venue name:||Caffe Vittoria|
290-296 Hanover Street
between Prince & Parmenter Streets
|Opening hours:||Open 8am-midnight Sun-Thur; 8am-12.30am Fri, Sat.|
|Transport:||Haymarket T .|
Fusing the freshly scrubbed look of a small-town soda fountain with the vintage spirit of un bar italiano, this is one of the North End's quintessential coffeehouses. A scattered array of antique espresso urns and French presses attests to this - and rich, foamy cappuccini sprinkled with cocoa confirm it. Imported sodas and a smattering of grappas make their case too. After hours, head downstairs to cigar bar Stanza dei Sigari, a Prohibition-era speakeasy that still looks the part.