Exciting news! We will soon have an authentic Italian coffee bar in Bristol specializing in exceptional Espresso, Cappuccino and pastries! Jen and Jason will hopefully have Angelina's open by the end of the month. They are located at 301 Hope St. in Bristol (where Roberto's was).
Bill and I stopped by yesterday and chatted with them and tried an espresso ... Perfect! Their goal is to offer the BEST coffee in RI and with the help of their La Marzocco Strada espresso machine imported from Italy, they are well on their way. This machine is hand-made and there are only about four in the United States, and this is THE only one in Rhode Island.
To compliment the coffee there will be several types of biscotti, scones and croisants, cookies, muffins, brownies and petit dejunier (mini bagette) with butter, jam or nutella.
Espresso has two meanings in classical Italian. One being, quick or rapid, and the second, something made especially for you. Thus, caffe espresso is a tiny cup of thick coffee made quickly, and especially for you, to the preference of the customer.
I had heard about a month or so ago that there was a new coffee shop opening in Bristol but this is beyond our wildest dreams! Imagine! A little piece of Italy right here in Bristol — fantastico!