Caffe Reggio - Gastro Obscura

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Caffe Reggio

Sip a cappuccino in the historic cafe that introduced them to the United States. 


Caffe Reggio claims to have introduced the cappuccino to the United States. When Domenico Parisi set up shop in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1927, he whipped up foam-crowned cups for delighted crowds. Word of this Continental pick-me-up spread and soon cappuccinos were cropping up on menus across the country. The espresso machine, which dates back to 1902, is the oldest on display in the city. In addition to this retired workhorse, the cafe contains an original bench from the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence.

Besides being the place where the cappuccino was introduced to America, the cafe’s striking interior has made it an ideal filming location for directors. The extensive list of movies shot here includes Greenwich Village, Next Stop, The Next Man, The Sun Is Also A Star, The Godfather Part 2, and more.

Know Before You Go

If you're looking for something sweet to pair with your cappuccino, order the zabaglione, a creamy concoction of whipped egg yolks crowned with fresh berries. 

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