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Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, Sicilian, Southern-Italian, Bar
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Reviewed 21 November 2021

This place is run by the most lovely and hospitable people on the planet. But that, or it's spectacular setting opposite the Tempo di Apollo, is actually not the main reason to go there..... Their cakes are AMAZING and the breakfast that we ended up...having daily (and actually one afternoon too) of warm brioche served with homemade ricotta granite has spoilt us forever. Nothing will ever be as good. The little pistachio and ricotta cream pastries are out of this world and there is a really decent Gluten Free offering. They even had a GF brioche which they warmed for me. I was in heaven. GO GO GO!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Cinzia A, Proprietario at Caffe' Apollo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2021
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Grazie, grazie, grazie di cuore per la vostra splendida recensione. Voi siete state clienti amabili e ci auguriamo di rivedervi...More

Reviewed 9 August 2020

The service was great, we had the ricotta pistacchios granita and the peach granita and It was simply delicious. The staff is super friendly and location is quite convenient

Date of visit: August 2020
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CinziaA199, Proprietario at Caffe' Apollo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2020
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grazie a nome di tutto lo staff

Reviewed 3 January 2020

Caffe' Apollo located in the main area of Syracuse (near the market). Great coffee, lovely arancini . Friendly staff , great service.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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CinziaA199, Proprietario at Caffe' Apollo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2020
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Grazie isabela !!!! Iniziare il 2020 con la sua splendida recensione ci dà una ulteriore carica per ricercare sempre il...More

Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

This is a convenient stop and great that you can do granita tasting. For 5 eur you get to taste 4 small samples of different granitas of your choice. We highly recommend the ricotta but everything we had was very good. Pleasant seating outside and...friendly serviceMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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CinziaA199, Proprietario at Caffe' Apollo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019
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Carissima Dafne, mille grazie per aver voluto condividere la sua esperienza su Trip- siamo felici di avervi soddisfatti in tutto...More

Reviewed 27 May 2019

Saw this place and found it open. Outdoor seating under shade. Service is spotty but good. English menus made available to use and off we went and ordered. Food served at table and able to pay either inside counter or via server. Tasted good and...seemed healthyMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 9 May 2019

We stopped here for a quick snack and drink on a Saturday morning having just arrived in Syracusa. We sat outside in the beautiful surroundings of Piazza Emanuele Pancali and ordered Granita Limone and a Pomegranate Cocktail which came with complimentary antipasti of peanuts, olives...and pickled garlic. The granita was suberb, as was the cocktail! The service was also excellent. Can't recommend this cafe enough!!! Dear Cafe Owner, if you could reply with the ingredients of the Pomegranate Cocktail (Pomegranate juice, vodka, limoncello.......?) you will make my girlfriend very happy!!! Mille grazie!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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CinziaA199, Proprietario at Caffe' Apollo, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2019
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Gentilissimo, a nome di tutto lo staff vorrei ringraziarla per la meravigliosa recensione. Le scrivo di seguito gli ingredienti del...More

Reviewed 8 May 2019

Great place to have some coffee or breakfast before starting your day in such a beautiful city. I recommend it to everyone.

Date of visit: August 2018
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CinziaA199, Proprietario at Caffe' Apollo, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2019
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Gentile Luke, grazie per la sua splendida recensione. un cordiale saluto

Reviewed 13 April 2019

We arrived in Syracuse in desperate need of a coffee and some food. Hot drinks and wonderful panini were consumed. Wonderful service, very quick and very friendly. We bought gelato to go, my husband said it was the best gelato he had had in a...long time. Mine was pretty good too. We loved this cafe so much we popped back for cold drinks and freshly made cannoli! Would recommend this p!ace without hesitationMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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CinziaA199, Proprietario at Caffe' Apollo, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2019
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che bello leggere una simile recensione! ci ripaga del duro lavoro che svolgiamo quotidianamente per rendere tutto di vostro gradimento...More

Reviewed 16 March 2019

We went two days in a row for breakfast. The location is good - next to the Temple of Apollo, so close to anything in Ortygia and also to the car rental offices and the start of the new town. There is also abundant outdoor...seating at no additional charge. Each day I had a granita, brioche and espresso, while my mother had a glass of milk and a cornetto. This came to around 10 Euro total, so good value. The service is excellent. We had the same waitress both days in a row and she was friendly, patient when my mother did not know what she wanted, and helpful; on the second day, when I could not decide between ricotta and almond granita, she brought me a mix. The brioche and cornetto were both extremely fresh and delicious. The granita were the best I had in my 10 days in Sicily - dense, creamy and naturally flavored. The pistachio, for me, was the clear best. I noticed the cafe stays open all day and has coffee and pastries in the afternoon as well as alcoholic drinks and other snacks. A great place.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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CinziaA199, Proprietario at Caffe' Apollo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2019
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carissima Lauren, sono felice che lei e la mamma abbiate trovato tutto di vostro gradimento. La ringrazio per la sua...More

Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Lovely afternoon spent listening to Saturday live entertainment, enjoining a cioccolata calda and birra spina. Wait staff was a lovely young lady however when paying the bill, the gentleman at the counter was unnecessarily rude and arrogant. Will not return!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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CinziaA199, Proprietario at Caffe' Apollo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2019
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buongiorno, grazie per averci scelto . Mi dispiace se la sua esperienza alla cassa è stata negativa, la versione del...More

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Caffe' Apollo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5