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28 St. Peters Street | St Albans Town Centre, St Albans AL1 3NA, England
+44 1727 869999
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“paninis” (10 reviews)
“minestrone” (8 reviews)
“panettone” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
28 St. Peters Street | St Albans Town Centre, St Albans AL1 3NA, England
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is the best coffee place in the town. Excellent coffee, terrific almond croissants. Good lunch snack offerings. Not quite as friendly under the new owners but still good coffee.

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a quick coffee and cake pit stop and really enjoyed my mocha with toasted panettone. Delicious. My friends both had the carrot cake which disappeared very fast and everyone's drinks were just right. It is a tight squeeze and I wouldn't want...More

Thank GerbilQueen
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Really good tucked away Italian café at the top of St Albans, so small you could miss it. Tight knit tables but a good selection of quick food and soups as well as the ubiquitous various coffee alternatives. Paninis not as too as at Bounjourno's...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely little cafe with gorgeous Italian food We had (between us) a very large bowl of delicious minestrone soup, a cheese and tomato panini and an almond croissant. The atmosphere was friendly with delicious aromas - everybody else's food looked fab - will definitely become...More

Thank Pepper B
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We had a chance to grab lunch and knew Barrissimo would be good. Delicious freshly made food and splendid coffee!

Thank Becky K
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I used to be a regular because of the friendly owners. For several months I stopped calling in as I missed the familiarity and welcome. Someone told me Barrissimo still served the minestrone so I thought I'd give it another shot. The minestrone is still...More

Thank Philly76
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We often visit this café, especially on market days in St Albans. It is a relaxed, pleasant and friendly place. Good for sitting for a few extra minutes to have a snack and a drink. This time we had cake and a drink. My husband...More

Thank Lilibet53
Reviewed 15 June 2017

My Mother in law and I go there every week because it simply serves the best coffee in town. We have also had many of the various pasta and crosti lunches there, absolutely lovely people serving. Only thing is it is so popular there, that...More

Thank Mrs Sarah W
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Nice little Italian café with the option of home made food to eat in or take away. The owners are Italians and have been in the UK for the past 50 (!) years. Nice, clean, good coffee and cakes, plus the home-made pasta is just...More

Thank Massimo d
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The food and drink at Barrissimo is very consistent and is still as good as it was years ago. However, whilst the decoration of the café has improved (and there is now free wi-fi) the café has lost some of its vibe: it is just...More

Thank Andrew081
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Julie B
8 May 2015|
Response from Andrew081 | Reviewed this property |
Barissimo's opens at 7am during the week. However, please note that the new management no-longer serve pork based products (i.e. bacon).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 St. Peters Street | St Albans Town Centre, St Albans AL1 3NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 869999
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