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Avio, Lecce: Don't Get What You Want, Get What You Need


Have you ever ordered something at a cafe and totally thought you knew what you were getting but then got something totally different and were incredibly happy to be served that something that you didn’t even know you wanted? That is exactly what happened to me at Avio in Lecce yesterday. I asked for an espressino freddo and just assumed I would get a shot of coffee on ice. I got so much more.

After ordering the wrong/right thing, I watched as the barista landed a dollup of whipped cream in a goblet, poured espresso into the glass, and topped it all off with cremino and a bit of caramel sauce. My friend Audrey was even luckier. Her espressino came with a spoonful of Nutella. All this deliciousness for €1.70 each. Suck it Starbucks.

corner of Via Trinchese and Via XV Luglio
Lecce – Italia

2016-02-09T18:29:19+00:00 May 29th, 2010|Categories: Puglia, Sweets & Dessert|7 Comments


  1. Michael Housewright May 30, 2010 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    The Espressino Freddo is the Pugliese equivalent of a pimped out Wendy’s Frosty. There are so may amazing surprises at coffee shops in Lecce. You must try Quarta Caffe…fabulouse torrefazione.

    Cheers KP

    • Katie May 30, 2010 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      how did i not know about it? maybe if i hadnt spent every summer chugging latte di mandorla like an idiot i would have noticed. quarta caffe is the bomb but avio uses quarta. they make it in surbo (i think) so they supply most bars in town.

  2. shayma May 30, 2010 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    ahhh, the splendours of the beautiful country, Italy. x shayma

  3. maryann May 31, 2010 at 12:24 am - Reply

    The first time Elisa and I had the delicious Affogatto very much the same story. Can not describe how happy it made us!

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  5. Avio Bar July 25, 2013 at 11:40 am - Reply

    I’m sorry you get the “wrong” thing but I’m glad you liked it though. 😀

    We use Barocco that is the best quality (100% Arabica) of Quarta Caffè, the general name.

  6. Meghan January 6, 2015 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    You could totally be excused for chugging latte di mandorla in Puglia and being content to stay on that. 🙂 But this drink (?) looks amazing!

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