Edit: Giulia Bar closed in April 2014, but another cafe — Joon — has opened in its place. I’ve been in once for coffee and a tremendous plate of fresh pasta. Let’s just say I’ll be back.
It’s small enough that you might miss it if you’re walking by during the day, but after the sun goes down the funky light fixtures cast warm starbursts across the walls and you can’t help but want to linger.
After having walked past this bar/café countless times, Daniel and I stopped by for drinks one night, back when the evenings were chilly, but nice enough to want to take advantage of the outdoor tables. It wasn’t until this week, though, that I actually made it inside. I met my language exchange partner here for an afternoon snack — we were both excited about this tall glass of Ciocolata (a steamy chocolate drink reminiscent of a rich pudding)…
Giulia Bar makes everything in-house, including yeasted breads, pastries, and items on the weekly menu. The cafe offers breakfast (primarily egg-based), lunch (creative soups, salads, and pasta dishes), a full coffee menu, and drinks from the bar. I was lucky enough to catch potato-arugula soup this week and it was fantastic! And in a land where life stops at 20.00, it’s nice that they stay open until 1.00 on most nights.
The decoration is modern but cozy. Repurposed wood sourced from an old Bavarian barn lines the walls, and you should check out Boris, the barista’s, original coffee paintings. The service is friendly (!) and bilingual. Giulia even offers free WiFi. What more can you ask for?
Check out the weekly specials on Giulia’s Facebook page.
Mon – Thur 10 – 1
Fri – Sat 10 – 2
Sun 10 – 18