Spella Caffé has been a long time in the making. The owner, Andrea Spella, grew up in an apartment above his Grandmother’s European Bakery, taking an interest in the art of coffee from a young age.
He trained in Colorado with some coffee legends at Allegro Coffee before deciding to start his own shop.
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It Began As A Successful Coffee Cart
Before the coffee shop, there was a successful coffee cart. And finally, after years of honing his craft, Spella Caffé found a permanent home in the heart of Downtown Portland.
This coffee shop provides the best of the best, each barista is incredibly knowledgeable about the coffee business, and is sure to whip up a killer drink for you.
There’s A European Influence Throughout the Cafe
You are sure to feel that European influence when you walk through the doors of this shop. Spella Caffé is impressive on all fronts. The interior of this shop is warm and inviting. Splashes of color make you feel right at home as you wait to order your drink.
The menu board, written in chalk, is simple and easy to read, you know exactly what you can get within a matter of seconds. The walls are not over crowded with images and knickknacks, rathe, a few carefully chosen items adorn the walls, each offering a bit of visual intrigue.
It’s A Great Place to Get Work Done
This shop is not too distracting to get work done in, but also not too boring to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee without a laptop in front of you.
Finally, this shop is spacious, offering plenty of seating indoors and outdoors depending on how the weather is going outside. This lovely little shop would make an excellent space to get work done, or meet up with a friend to share an afternoon coffee.
The Coffee Gets Rave Reviews From the Customers
The coffee served here receives rave reviews, especially the drinks on the menu that are Italy inspired. With the beans coming from high quality, sustainably sourced farms, each cup of coffee is sure to taste fresh and delicious.
You can also find made to order chai and tea options, as well as a variety of Italian Sodas. If you really love what you try, you can buy beans by the bag either in store or online.
They Offer Pastries and Other Delicious Sweets
As far as food goes, they have a variety of local options for you to choose from. They always have some variety of local pastry and biscotti on hand to pair with your coffee.
If you are looking for a sweeter treat, try out their gelato, sorbetto, or affogato. You simply can’t go wrong with choosing any one of these menu items.
If you are looking for a traditional Italian coffee shop experience, you will have to travel to Portland to visit this shop. With only one location, at this stop to your list! Stop by anytime between 6:30 am and 3:30 pm Monday through Friday to give this shop a try.
If you want to stop by, Spella Caffé can be found at this address: 520 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204.