Fodor's Expert Review Gran Caffè Gambrinus
The most famous coffeehouse in town, founded in 1850, sits across from the Palazzo Reale. Although its glory days as an intellectual salon are well in the past, the rooms inside, with mirrored walls and gilded ceilings, make this an essential stop. It was here that Oscar Wilde, down on his luck, would, for the price of a cup of tea, amaze Anglophone visitors with his still-intact wit. Disappointingly, it's not the best coffee in town.
Via Chiaia 1–2
Naples, Campania 80132, Italy
- Sfogliatelle and rum babà
- Terrace overlooking Fontana del Carciofo (Fountain of the Artichoke)
- Dapper baristi ready with a quip