"I want your whole light body to curve and arch like laughing Argentinian lips", wrote Gabriele d'Annunzio in the Cisalpine Sonnets, bending over his cup of coffee in an avant-garde Art Nouveau Gambrinus decor.
The most literary and historic café in Naples is situated on the Plazza del Plebiscito. It will delight fans of Oscar Wilde, Hemingway or Sartre, who all dipped their hot sfogliatella pastry stuffed with vanilla ricotta here (rum babas, almond pastries and biscotti all'amarenaare worthy contenders).
As a witness to the city's tormented history (it was deemed an anti-fascist lair and was closed under Mussolini), Gran Caffè Gambrinus has stood the test of time. The flower motifs and bright lights, as well as alabaster statues and paintings on the walls make it a perfect stop for food and espresso lovers.
Gran Caffè Gambrinus
Via Chiaia 1
Piazza Trieste e Trento 2
+39 (0)81 417 582