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!

Artists of the month: Deborah Kirsner & Kayako Sareen

Spring is almost here and we can barely contain our excitement. After a few shows focusing mainly on painting, we're back to photography, you will not want to miss this one.
For March and April, we will be featuring stunning pieces by two local artists:
Deborah Kirsner and Kayako Sareen.
Deborah is presenting "Travels through my viewfinder: an exhibit of infrared photography".
Originally from New York, Deborah has had a camera in her hands since she was 8, but it wasn't until she moved to Seattle that she truly found her passion in photography. Her focus is fine art photography, while exploring alternative techniques of capturing and/or printing images. This exhibit is infrared images taken on her travels to the Himalayan country of Bhutan, the island of Cuba, France and most recently, Spain (image below is from Spain).
A percentage of her sales will be donated to Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center.
On the other side of the cafe, Kayako Sareen is presenting her "Simply delicious" collection.
Kayako grew up in Osaka, Japan; a concrete jungle surrounded by magnificent mountains and an ocean vista that transformed in color, in texture, and even in shape with every season. Inspired by her mother, who let her use her Nikon F1 camera, Kayako began her journey into photography at the age of 10. Kayako's motto in photography is "kannon," which literally means "watching the sound" in Japanese. She seeks to capture images that evoke sounds like giggles, sobs, laughs and conversations.
Kayako started her project called "One Food, One Month" this year. She is focusing on taking photographs of a different type of food every month and creating different images for each.
In this show, Kayako is exhibiting two of her favorite subjects, Coffee and Chocolate.

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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