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Italian style breakfast

Posted in Touring, events, places and traditions on Jun 22, 2018

Usually Italians don’t eat much in the morning

Many do not eat anything at home and stop at a cafe on the way to work. Traditionally Italians stand at the counter and they have a coffee or a cappuccino and a pastry!!!.

Why do Italians prefer to have breakfast at a café?

First of all it is very cheap (2 euros) and quick (less than 5 minutes and you are done!!), also the bartenders are usually smiling, friendly and especially very fast: the Italians hate waiting. If people are regular customers they chat with the bartender and also with the other regulars, This creates a pleasant and cheerful atmosphere: the ideal way to start your working day!!!

Vocabulary
Caffè
Coffee
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
Spremuta
Freshly squeezed orange juice
Succo
Juice
Caffè ristretto/basso
"Short" espresso
Caffè lungo/alto
"Tall" espresso
Caffè macchiato
Espresso macchiato
Caffè corretto
Espresso with liqueur
Latte macchiato
Latte
Cornetto
Croissant
Bombolone
Doughnut italian style
Toast
Toastie
Tramezzino
Sandwich

Gabriele

I am a 42 years old certified Italian teacher with a degree in politics and a PhD in modern history.