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Bars & Cafes
Franchini is one of the most famous pastry shops in Lecce and Salento and is known for the quality and refinement of its products, all made on the premises. Located a few meters from Piazza Schipa, it is easily reached on foot. The area where this famous pastry shop is located is one of the greenest regions of Lecce, almost a little green island in the vicinity of the two principal centers of the city.
One of the best known gelato parlors in Lecce, it is right in the heart of the shopping district, opposite the splendid Piazza Mazzini. If out strolling, or window shopping, it is an ideal spot to stop under the canopy and refresh yourself with one of the excellent gelatos or other delicacies on offer.
Old world America has been recreated at Road 66, the iconic 'Wild West' themed pub a few meters away from the center of Lecce. The bar is split into two rooms, which are furnished with wooden benches and old street signs from the old Wild West. A landmark in itself, Road 66 is the place for beer evenings, Tex-Mex style cooking classes, American dining and brilliant music nights. Besides its range of cocktails and spirits, check out the mouth-watering grilled items. If you want to have a taste of American clubbing, head to Road 66 on a weekend! Call for more information.
Located a few meters from the Greek amphitheater, This is one of the most elegant tea rooms in Lecce and is the ideal place to have a good cup of tea or coffee and good pastries. Call for timings.
Books are boring? Really? Head to Caffé Letterario, one of the most interesting haunts in Lecce, and get a change of opinion. A literary cafe, loaded with books, magazines, journals and comic strips, Letterario hosts concerts, book reading sessions, book signing sessions, and diverse literary events. The cafe-theater is a cool space for live events. Jazz, blues, rock, pop and all other music performances have incited the same amount of interest in cafe-goers. The intimate atmosphere and vibrant crowds make it a delightful joint. Art exhibitions are also held. Caffé Letterario is a top draw in Lecce, as it brings uniqueness in the cafe-circuit of the city. Check website for more information.
La Torre di Merlino takes its name from the interior décor - wooden tables and benches with imaginative paintings on the walls which evoke the marvelous and magic world of Merlin. Located in the historic center a few meters from Piazza S. Oronzo, it is among the pubs mostly frequented by the young people in Lecce and the province. In good weather, tables are set up outside in the little square opposite the restaurant.
Located almost next to the Greco Politeama theater, this is a sophisticated bar with a pastry shop where customers can taste the excellent Quarta coffee. Surrounded by large windows, which show off the tasteful interior, the bar is decorated with a touch of class and elegance that make it the bar 'par excellence' of Lecce.
The pub is just behind the Bank of Napoli and just a short walk from Piazza Sant'Oronzo. The Wallace is a Scottish pub. It has been entirely outfitted in wood and there are very large tables. The walls are decorated with chains and medieval weapons. There is an iron cage which is hanging over one of the entrances, giving the place the atmosphere of an old medieval castle.
Natale pastry shop is also a coffee shop and tea room. Its products are hand made and Natale has always given its clientele the ancient experience of master pastry chefs. It has a reception room and caters parties at home, providing everything from appetizers to dessert.
This is one of the oldest bars in the town. It is in the heart of the old town center near Hotel Risorgimento. The bar has been decorated in Liberty style, giving it an elegant and refined atmosphere. There are lots of tables so you can sit and enjoy the bar's specialties in comfort. The bar sets a gazebo up in the summer. You can sit at one of the tables and enjoy something to eat or drink while you soaking in the colors and beautiful atmosphere of old Lecce.
This is a typical Irish pub in the heart of the old town center, near Piazza Sant'Oronzo. The pub is part of an old, renovated building and has two rooms inside which have both been decorated in the style of an Irish pub.
This old, traditional bar is just a short walk from Piazza Duomo. There are two rooms: one has a stone ceiling, the other is smaller and has walls covered in unusual murals painted with spray cans. The bar has a sober and elegant feel. Customers can choose to sit quietly at tables or to lean up against the bar to drink a coffee or a refreshing drink. There are plenty of tasty bar snacks. The Caffè del Duomo is popular with young people who find it a good meeting place for going out on Saturday nights.