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.
Arte & Vino at Caffe TorinoIn 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.
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Artist of the month - ART SHOW
In April and May we are thrilled to present to you a very talented local artist - originally from Spain by the name of Javier Ortega.
The official reception will coincide again with the SLU Art Walk taking place on May 7th.
Javier S. Ortega was born in Seville Spain, where he attended "Escuela de Artes Aplicadas" and worked on the restoration of "Plaza España de Sevilla¨ which gave him the opportunity to travel to Florence to continue his education in sculpture under the Leonardo Da Vinci Scholarship. Upon completion, his time was divided between the cities of Seville, Valencia and the island of Menorca as he began having his first shows. Ten years ago he moved to the city of Seattle, from where he continues his career exhibiting his work in some of the cafes and galleries scattered around the city.
His body of work comprises beautiful acrylic paintings and amazing 3-d sculptured encased in vintage frames. The level of detail in these pieces is astounding: Javier places small spot lights within the frames to give the characters an extra layer of emotions, together with a small music box (you can play it, just be gentle!) that accompanies the emotional journey.
You will want to see them in person, words don't do them justice.
Javier Ortega: Mime
If you are interested in displaying your art, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com or stop by the store to fill out a short survey for the instructors.