The Durham Chronicles– Part Three


Down at the Cafe Capriccio they are serving up a mean mocha. Right at the apex of Elvet Bridge street, and next to Sadler Street in Durham, the Ducate coffee-making machine is humming. I do mean humming. The biscotti is flying off the shelves, and the paninis are fantastic. You can even get a full English cooked breakfast, but who wants that in an Italian bistro?

This is a family owned restaurant with the Pappa of the place hardly speaking English. He is from Napoli, but fortunately he has a young bella donna working the register from Roma, whose name is Sheila (strange for an Italian girl) and her English is excellent. Those who want real coffee or real espresso or real mocha made Italiano style, forget about Starbucks or Costa, and come to this place. You might even pick up some Italian along the way. But what you will certainly pick up is the best coffee and other hot beverages in town. Hands down.

  • Steve Harper

    “Well…did he ever return? No,he never returned, and his fate is still unlearned (oh, Blessed Ben). He may walk forever on the streets of Durham. He’s the man who never returned” :-)

  • Ric

    Steve Harper, Ben Witherington, and N. T. Wright: the new Kingston Trio?