Take a slow Sunday morning, a friend, a lot of gossip and go to Galleria Umberto I if you are in Torino. But if you are here to shop at the Market of Porta Palazzo, or for a business meeting, it works as well. Even if having enough time to unwind and chill makes the experience waaaay better.
Avocuddle is a little cafeteria, which is also a bakery and a small bistrot. In other words it is one of those places where you can have breakfast, a tea with friends, an aperitive or a quick lunch. And it is just a 5 minute walk from Piazza Castello and the city main attractions.
It is managed by Giorgia and Luca who will welcome you and ask you where do you prefer to sit.
The first thing they will tell you is that everything you will eat is handmade. They also bake the bread and bagels for the sandwiches.
Giorgia and Luca opened this little eatery at the end of 2019, but in March 2020 they had to close because of Covid-19 lockdown. They could reopen only in May 2020 but, thanks to the public positive reaction, they are quite confident they will be able to succeed. And I’m sure they will.
Avocuddle is cosy, with a great variety of food, also with vegetarian and vegan options. It has lactose free preparations and celiacs may find here extracts, eggs and gluten free dishes.
As a lactose intolerant, I had the daily brunch but with the possibility to choose a different toast. Luca the chef was really nice and helpful.
So, I had an avocado with salmon toast, a piece of cake (this one had a bit of lactose but I didn’t have problems, it was super light), a vegetable and fruit extract, yogurt with granola and American coffee.
My friend had the same but with a different toast with vegetables. The price is 16.90 euros per person.
You can also call them for food delivery or grab a pic-nic bag to eat in a different location. But this gallery, that dates back to the 19 century, is so beautiful that I really recommend to stop here.
Tested in September 2020.