Some Italians I have noted have their favourite bar in their home town, and tend to frequent that bar mostly. Others drift from one to another with no particular preference. I would have to say that my husband and I have been to about three in our town, and I like some of them for various reasons.
The Avalon Bar is not located on the main street near the lake. It is a bit off the beaten track, but like all bars there are the regulars there.
The bar is run by Elena and her mum helps her out as well. Elena has had the bar for 9 years, and she is wanting to sell it and move on to something different. Elena strikes me as a driven woman. She loves serving her customers. She is a qualified barista, the wall of her bar is full of her continuing development, taking courses to improve and better her service. Plus she has also done some physical trainer courses.
When I am not having a cappuccino, caffè macchiato is my caffeine beverage of choice.
Elena and her mum make heavenly cakes.
The picture above is Elena’s cheesecake.
This is Elena’s mum, who got a bit camera shy around me, and decided to wear some sunglasses!
Elena likes visiting England, particularly London and Edinburgh, and she wants to improve her English as well. Her choice of name for her bar was so accident as she is fixated on Celtic things. Recently she has been reading a great tome on Celtic mythology. According to Wikipedia Avalon is a legendary island from Arthurian legend. Notice the Celtic symbols on the door?
There isn’t just the main bar area with a few bar stools to sit. If you want to linger a little longer there is a lovely back room. Notice the continuing use of Celtic imagery…
I love how all the cushions are covered in different coloured and patterned fabrics.
When you are in Italy, do you have a favourite bar you like to go to?