The Space: Caffe Cinquecento was brought to life by a burning ambition to bring that culture to the Columbus Centre. Caffe was launched by Chef Luciano Schipano in December 2021. As Chef and Founder of Chef Luciano Schipano LTd., he continues to drive the company’s success with sharp business acumen, creativity, and a finger on the pulse of contemporary Italian culture.
Why Caffe Cinquecento? Named after the Fiat 500: The people’s car. It’s the car that represents Italy, the Italian people and the escape from a very turbulent period in history. A humble yet stylish vehicle, the vintage Fiat 500 truly represents Italian culture and is synonymous with the easy going dolce vita style.
The Food: Serving up traditional Italian cuisine with a creative spin where we feel you will enjoy it! Our original culinary ambitions have never changed: By holding true to traditional Italian roots and recipes as passed down through the generations that have preceded us, we bring you authentic, honest, home-cooked food the very same way we enjoy it.
From the Colazione (Italian Breakfast) with fresh cornetti baked on the spot to the best espresso in town thank to Alfa Cappuccino who brought to us a wonderful Gaggia machine and delicious coffee beans from Italy.
More, you can find a little “Bottega” for your last-minute grocery shopping with the best Italian products, such as Pasta and Sauces Rummo, Extra Virgin Olive Oil “Pastore”, Gluten Free products, etc.
To not mention, our Prepared food is ready for you to “Grab and Go”, making your lunch or dinner ready for you to heat and eat.
Our Style: Caffe Cinquecento has the look of a classic Italian cafe and it always will continue to do so.
It’s not just the wonderful coffee, the warm greeting, or the atmosphere. There is something unique. Coffee making is a ritual, a ritual handed down over the centuries. Here you feel the history and when you order a coffee in Caffe Cinquecento you are participating in the millions of rituals that have taken place there over the years.
Ordering food from our Tavola Calda will make you feel like in Italy with fresh food made fresh every day. And stopping by the Caffe after work for an aperitivo will give you the opportunity to rest, scambiare quattro chiacchiere (exchange few words) with your collegues while sipping your favourite Negroni or Spritz and snacking focaccias, pizzas, bruschettas, prosciutto crudo, Parmigiano Reggiano and more. Chgef