This is an historic place which was founded in 1870 as a liquoristeria(wine shop) called 'Principe Umberto' as a homage to the Savoy monarch. It got its current name from the new owner, Platti, in 1891, a Torinese wine merchant. The historic seat of Einaudi in Via Biancamano is not far away, and the shop boasts a famous regular in Cesare Pavese. Walking through the three rooms of Platti is like passing through different eras in time. The sweet shop maintains the furnishings of the architect Valabrega who conceived them to hold masses of bottles of infusions and distillates, together with transparent pots of sweets. The rich, semi-circular pediments decorated with festoons that stand out on the shelves, carry the Louis XVI motifs, which are framed by an Empire style ceiling. The coffee room, on the other hand, is in baroque style; the ceilings were delicately painted with pastel colours in the 1930's. The third rooms has antique marble tables with cast iron bases. These are the same tables that, for many summers, were put out in the open air along Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Corso Re Umberto. Three rooms, three eras, but also three excellent services. A fine cake shop in the sweet room, breakfast and great aperitifs in the baroque room and midday snacks in the restaurant. In addition to sandwiches and cakes, they also serve a buffet with meat dishes and cheese.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 07:30 AM to 01:00 AM
- Type: Bars, Tea