Caffè Pascucci

Overall Rating: 6.800

Address: 191/1, 6th Main Rd., Defence Colony
Cross Street(s): Near the Defence Colony Cricket Ground
City, State ZIP: Bangaluru, 560038
Neighborhood: Indiranagar
Phone: +91.80.25200521
Hours: M-Su 9am-11pm
Type of Establishment: Espresso Bar (Chain)
Cafe Rating: 6.80
Barista: 7
Savvy: 7
Ambiance: 6
Presentation: 7
Consistency: N/A
Espresso Machine: Fiorenzato
Coffee Rating: 6.80
Aroma: 7
Body: 7
Brightness: 6
Crema: 7
Flavor: 7
Taster's Correction: 0.0
Size: L
Primary Taste: Smoky
Coffee Beans: Caffè Pascucci
Cup Manufacturer: Glass
Price: $1.00
Last Update: 12/08/2012
First Reviewed: 12/08/2012
Notes: Outdoor Seating

One of a few Bangalore outlets of this small, global chain of modern espresso bars modeled after mother Italy. Smaller and more "local" than the Bangalore original on MG Road, this one doesn't carry wine nor coffee merchandising (nor half the desserts on their menus) -- but they have a lot of the other trappings of an international espresso bar. Located on a tree-lined, semi-residential street in Bangalore's upscale Indiranagar neighborhood. They sport an outdoor patio in front with café tables and chairs -- just down from a sugar cane juice vendor who frequents the cricket grounds nearby. Inside they pump up the Western pop music amidst the classic black-and-red Pascucci motif: red and white leather chairs and loveseats, small café tables, and free WiFi. They also serve sandwiches and pastas. Using a two-group Pascucci-branded Fiorenzato in the back, they pull shots in a Pascucci-branded glass cup with a healthy-looking medium-brown crema and a couple of lighter heat spots. It tastes a little more bitter than your typical Western espresso in India, but the body is solid. With a flavor of tobacco smoke and some cloves. At least when it comes to the coffee, it is a significant improvement over their original MG Road location. Rs 55.