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“Una buona colazione”

Ristorante Grand Cafe Al Porto
Ranked #11 of 406 Restaurants in Lugano
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Right in the heart of Lugano, the Grand Café Al Porto Restaurant delight its guests at any time of day. A great day begins at the Grand Café with an aromatic "espresso", a nice breakfast or a delight from the Confiserie Al Porto. At lunchtime be tempted by the "Flavours of the month", the daily changing "Chef's specials", and from 2.30 p.m. onward by a special afternoon menu. All day long a great selection of sweet or savoury creations from the "Confiserie Al Porto" counter. The Ristorante is open from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6.30 p.m. It can be reserved in the evening for receptions and banquets for 10 to 80 persons. All day long a great selection of sweet or savoury creations from the "Confiserie Al Porto" counter. Lugano's salon... since 1803.
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Is a good place where you can have a good espresso or coffee with friandise and sweet cake. Good service in al old style location

Thank nicascc
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Elegant and refined evoking a bygone era (sadly not the prices ).Order pastry and cakes at counter giving a numbered token ,give this to waiter .
You have to ask for their wi-fi password.
Rather nice

Thank neastloon
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Old world charm and true to it's heritage in every way (including service standards...).

Born in 1803 which is a huge plus...loved sitting down and feeling a moment of history all around me.
The ambiance is relaxed and refined (Swiss refined that is). Crowd was mainly locals and a few visitors.

The pâtisseries were good, hot cocoa was amazing and compared to every other cafés I have tried in Lugano, it was the 1st one to offer an "experience".
Loved it!

One thing, the service: it's 2017. Gone is the concept of the arrogant, stuck-up waiting staff...
I get the whole "professional waiter" thing but why don't we try a smile and some conversation in order to make people comfortable?
Am sure they want you drink up and leave so that they can capitalize on the next customers but, it was a bit stressful.

Tip: they come to your table for your drink order however, you have to go to the pâtisserie counter at the entrance and order your cakes there.
They will then give you a "ticket" which your waiter will take later on...
Sounds messy? It is...
But the women behind the counter are extremely cordial :)

Enjoy!

1  Thank Theetiquettorialist
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Grand living room of Lugano dating back to 1803. In the heart of city, few steps from the Piazza Riforma and the lake, it is unquestionably grand and dignified yet friendly and welcoming place , and a real delight for the lovers of all things sweet and beautiful.

1  Thank ElenaNW87RL
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Very old and chic place, lovely choices of dessert and coffees, the waiter was so polite, the decoration of the place is very unique , toilets were impecable , price a bit expensive for a piece of cake and cappuccino

Thank Ljubica B
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