A little piece of Italy may be found tucked away in the most verdant of Brooklyn’s suburbs in the form of Gran Caffè De Martini. They provide authentic coffee imports from other countries, in addition to a delicious cuisine menu and a warm environment. It is a beautiful place to relax away from the city while watching the world go by.
Stefano De Martini and Camila Soto are the two responsible for establishing this charming little cafe. Stefano was born in Italy into a family in the chocolate manufacturing business in the 1930s. Grandfather Michele had a side business where he roasted coffee and sold it to customers in the neighborhood in various mixes. Over the years, the aroma of coffee has piqued his interest, and he has made it a point to keep this interest, along with the family tradition, alive. After deciding he is ready for a new challenge, he travels to New York, where he immediately develops a deep affection for the city and decides to launch an Italian coffee shop. They investigate and work toward perfecting an Italian-flavored mix that may be sold in the United States.
Camila, on the other hand, is originally from Bogota, Colombia. She helped establish Caffè De Martini. A graphic designer by trade and an artist as well. She is responsible for the creative concepts and aesthetic design of the cafeteria. She painstakingly hand-painted the cafe’s menu, floral mural, and exterior sign. Her innate aesthetic sensibility has transformed the store into an inviting, comfortable, modern setting. Coming to New York and studying the city’s charms has been exciting and motivating for her.
According to its reviews, the two owners are lovely. The customers appreciate that the chocolate and coffee they use are imported straight from their family business in Italy. Thanks to its great paninis and coffee, it is also dubbed as the new favorite neighborhood spot.
- Location/Directions: 609 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (Google Maps)
- Website: https://www.caffedemartini.com/
- Instagram: @caffedemartininyc
- 273 Google Reviews (4.8/5) as of 15-Nov-2022 (Google Reviews)
- 70 Yelp Reviews (4.5/5) as of 15-Nov-2022 (Yelp Reviews)
- Neighborhood: Prospect Heights (Google Maps)
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