This is where cappuccino was brought to America, right here in Greenwhich village.
The art is original. It's a wee gallery and a historical delight. There are over 80 separate works of art that adorn the cafe. Some date back to the Italian Renaissance. The oldest and most precious is a restored 16th century Caravaggio.
The owner, brought the cappuccino to America. Hence the cafe also being the oldest in Greenwich Village, New York. The heart of the room is the original machine.
18th century Francesco the Younger " The Celebration of El Cid " and a painting of Cesare Borgia keeps company with the official crest of one of his most famous contemporaries, Lorenzo De Medici.
Across the street is the 3 storey brownstone which once housed Louis May Alcort. Author of Little Women. 2 blocks north you enter the boundaries of Washington Square Park. Once the headquarters of General George Washington.
Enjoy the timeless atmosphere and cannoli or a lovely glass of Sangiovese.
119 Macdougall New York City