A Few Words About Us and our history

At Caffè Torino, we want you to feel the warmth and taste the flavors of this beautiful Northern Italian city. Torino is much more than FIAT, the Holy Shroud and the 2006 Winter Olympics.
The spirit of this region with its complex history and traditions is what we have captured, in our own way, at Caffè Torino. So come on by and get a little taste.

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Arte & Vino at Caffe Torino

In January 2013 we started a new series of Art and Wine here in South Lake Union, featuring pieces from local artists at the cafe for everyone to enjoy while sipping on a glass of their favorite beverage.

For the latest calendar of events, look at the bottom of each page or follow us on Facebook!

Artist of the month: Anita Arora and Pauline White

For the months of October and November, and for the last South Lake Union Art Walk of 2015 we're showcasing not one, but two amazing local artists. Anita Arora is presenting "Morbid Anatomy - The Assemblage Art of Anita Arora".
Known for her cross-examination of beauty with that which is often regarded as macabre, assemblage artist Anita Arora studies human nature and the parallels that manifest in not only the history of medicine and science but the complexities that make us who we are. What results are delightfully creepy, aesthetically pleasing shadow boxes. The tools of her trade include bones, rusty nails, antique medical illustrations, apothecary, memento mori and countless curiosities that come into her possession.
Anita translates the world through playful narrative; while tightly-bound, is measured enough to allow personal interpretation by the individual. Her dioramas and cabinets are reminiscent of a bygone era where art and science joined in a painstaking visual effort to reveal the human condition - when the flesh is truly peeled away.
Anita resides in Seattle, WA but her blood and soul may be found on her website

Sharing the space with Anita, Pauline White will present "Fascinations":
Pauline is a Northwest-based mixed-media artist who embellishes and arranges organic objects to create artworks that invite both curiosity and a sense of balance.
Pauline developed an admiration for butterflies and other living gems during a childhood spent in the magical forests of the Olympic Peninsula. Today she uses foraged and found materials—including insects, paper, glass, wood, ribbon, gems, and rocks—to present a structured perspective on natural wonders suffused with spirit.
See more of Pauline’s work at Shen Art

The official reception will happen on Thursday, Octobr 1st, in conjunction with the SLU Art Walk!
Bring a friend and enjoy!

Left: Anita Arora - Right: Pauline White

If you are interested in displaying your art, send an email to info@caffetorinoseattle.com, send a few samples of your work/portfolio and we'll get back to you.

Learn Italian at Caffe Torino

Want to learn Italian? We're partnering up with Percorso Italiano a local private school run by the amazing Roberta Torgerson and Elisabetta Valentini:
If interested, email info@percorsoitaliano.com or stop by the store to fill out a short survey for the instructors.

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