Tags: cafe, outside area, parking, wheelchair access, take away, italian
Cibo Espresso began in 2000 but the desire to provide a 'simply Italian' experience for customers was born years earlier when the four founding partners, Roberto Cardone, Salvatore Pepe, Angelo Inglese and Claudio Ferraro first combined their skills to open Cibo Ristorante in Adelaide in 1996.
The restaurant quickly became a dining landmark in Adelaide, renowned for its high quality, traditional Italian menu, including cakes, pastries, gelato, pizza, wood oven bread made on the premises and outstanding coffee.
Espresso Bar culture was still in its infancy in Australia, but the Cibo directors were convinced that people were ready for a real Italian coffee bar. They secured a corner site in Rundle Street, in the heart of Adelaide, and opened their first CIBO Espresso. Here they offered artisan made, italian products in a modern bar environment - an echo of the many coffee bars which line the winding streets and piazzas of Rome.
Coffee lovers were quick to catch on to the Cibo Espresso blend that poured from the espresso machine day and night. Before long, more Cibo Espresso bars had opened in key locations all over the city and a pasticceria was working through the night to supply the sfogliatelle, cornetti, cannoli and other treats fresh each morning.
Cibo Espresso now has 17 outlets but the original passion for sharing the flavour of Italy with Australian coffee lovers is still evident in every coffee served.