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.
For the latest calendar of events, look at the bottom of each page or follow us on Facebook!
Artist of the month: Barry Johnson
For the months of January and February you'll be delighted to see the work of local artist Barry Johnson.
Barry is an avid and very dedicated painter (he wakes up every night at 2 am to paint in his studio until his full-time job starts), who lives his life by one principle: Live with the curiosity and confidence of a child.
For the show he has created a new collection, entitled “the Giveback”.
In line with the title of the show, Barry is going to give away one piece for FREE to a lucky supporter (picture is the piece, “16 Moods In Blue”, 48X36).
All you have to do is head over to our Facebook page and under the Moods In Blue piece, tag yourself or a friend and a random winner will be chosen during the show opening.
But wait, there’s more: his generosity has no limit. 80% of the proceeds of any art sale will be donated to two local non-profits that are the heart of this neighborhood. Mary’s Place and Immanuel Community Services.
The reception will be on Sunday, January 10, from 1 to 4 PM.
We hope you come out, enjoy a stroll around the neighborhood, buy some art and support a good cause!
Some of Barry’s pieces are currently on exhibit in Venice at Palazzo Ca' Zanardi, the Venice Art House, Palazzo Dolfin Bollani, and he’ll have a local installation at the Seattle Presents Gallery starting in January.
Follow Barry on Instagram and Twitter
You can also reach him at email@example.com
The official reception will happen on Sunday, January 10th, from 1 to 4 pm at the same time as the Cascade Second Sunday Stroll.
Bring a friend and enjoy!
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.