ZAZA Espresso Bar
Located in the heart of Yorkville is ZAZA Espresso Bar, a cafe so authentically Italian that you feel as if you've been transported across the ocean once you've stepped in. The atmosphere is upbeat and optimistic, characterized by the shop's vibrant red walls.
From the moment you're surrounded by said walls, the owner, Raffaele, makes you feel at home. Greeting every female with "ciao bella!" and striking up conversation with every customer, he knows his regulars by their names and their stories.
Left to right: Cappuccino ($3.90), Cannoli ($2.50)
We ordered a Cappuccino ($3.90) and a Cannoli ($2.50). The cappuccino was well made, with its beans roasted in Italy for an authentic cup. The cannoli is a typical Sicilian dessert – a tube made of fried pastry dough and filled with a sweet cream made of ricotta. ZAZA's version is light and sweet, it's only downfall being it's far-too-small size.
A cozy café for a cozy neighbourhood, ZAZA's has its "everyone is family" vibe really going for them. You better bet we'll be back to try out their mouthwatering, gelato-infused summer drinks.