That cake shop slash tearoom slash ice cream parlor slash brasserie ‘Blanc à Manger’ is settled in my favorite street in Catania -the Via Sta Filomena- sure doesn’t come as a surprise. This place has the best of both worlds for couples that always quarrel about her wanting to eat some sweets and him craving for a bad ass burger. Which he can actually build himself (makes him feel useful).
When you’re standing in the cake shop/ tea room, you don’t imagine what happens in the back. If you take the entrance next door you’ll find out it’s always a good idea to cross that treshold and see what lies beneath. Sounds mysterious and all, but aside from a kitchen where they organize pastry workshops you’ll find the venue has transformed in a restaurant, with again some cakes on display here and there (some of us need dessert after a burger or brunch), where you can devour all that amazing food.
Well, nuff said. Guess you’ll just have to hop on a plane to Sicily with your sweetheart and check out this lovely hidden gem for yourself. It’s open 24 hours a day anyways ;)
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