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“This place stole my heart.”
Review of Sandri dal 1860

Sandri dal 1860
Ranked #6 of 10 Coffee & Tea in Perugia
Price range: US$6 - US$24
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Reviewed 23 June 2013

This cafe has been in the same Swiss family since the early 1800 with original painted vaulted ceilings and wooden placards. I felt as though i had been taken back in time. Waiters in red jackets and waist coats and service to match. Hand made cakes, buns, chocolates, candid sweets and much more. I have not seen this sort of business and service for years. I do like quality and value for money but this whole experience just blew me away.

I looked for the on trip advisor as soon as i could but found it difficult to find.

With a coffee we had free nibbles, i had a proseco which was smooth and we both had patisseries. The bill was 6.90 euros and i would happily have paid more.
Its clearly a passion for the current owner.
Go and seek it out and be transported back in time. Chat to the lady owner in her booth with the till.
Outstanding!

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Thank Yorkslasstraveller
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

This place is fun to visit. It's a small pasticceria, but they also serve sandwiches and simple savory food. The walls are lined with as many licquers as you could name, and some pretty amazing looking candies too. The thing that really knocked off our socks was the hot chocolate, a thick, dark chocolate brew, laced with a bit of cinnamon. It was probably the best hot chocolate we have ever had. Their cappuccino and macchiato were average, in our opinion. Same with the one pastry we ate, a chocolate tart. The shop was quite crowded on the two occasions we visited, filled with locals wanting their coffee or a swallow of grappa or a snack. The atmosphere was indeed old time, and it was also fun to look at the fantastic pastries in the window display.

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Reviewed 17 March 2013

It is known as the best bar in Perugia / with good reason. It would be wrong to call it less than perfect.. The staff are nice and all the food is good, whether you want a simple bar snack or a midday lunch.

Thank tobiapilgrim
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

This is not a "pasticceria" this is a time machine. You will travel back in time and find a unique atmosphere ... a postcard from an Italy that does not exist any more. Sandri's history is deeply intertwined in the life and history of Perugia.
They offer only the best quality ... always!
When you go through the door, take the time to savor history...

I have been going there for the past 35 years. The staff is great, super kind, thoughtful and professional. Don't be shy, talk to the staff... even if sometimes they may seem reserved, they are actually all very friendly, they have all worked there for years like a family and they will distill for you anecdotes and historical facts about Sandri and Perugia.

In the winter I go there to escape the cold of Corso Vannucci and enjoy one of their great hot chocolates and in the summer I sit outside, al fresco and enjoy the best view!

It is a gem, I hope it stays there forever.

PS
yes, as someone said below, there is no bathroom, but there is a reason: this place is a national monument and they are not allowed to build one!

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Thank MVOB
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Sandri Pasticceria was the best sight in Perugia. It is small but lovely. The chocolate pastries and choices are unbelievable. The hot chocolate here is like drinking a melted chocolate bar - Unbelievable. Nice little sandwiches, pastries, etc. Beautiful mural on walls and ceiling, A must to visit and eat!!!

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Thank karenjim10
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