The history of coffee goes back a long way. It was first drunk centuries ago in ancient Ethiopia, where a goatherd discovered that the red berries his goats were chewing made them very excitable.
It was trade which brought the very first Sacarello to Gibraltar in 1817. Giovanni Batista Sacarello was the captain of a brigantine which plied the Mediterranean carrying wool and hides,
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Sacarello’s is an iconic coffee shop, café / restaurant in Irish Town the old ‘commercial street’ of Gibraltar. It occupies the former warehouse of an early 19th Century merchant house.
Sacarello’s is also the story of the Gibraltarian and how many present-day Gibraltarian business families similarly had ancestors who emigrated from Northern Italy in the mid 18th and early 19th Century and came to Gibraltar to seek a new life and see what the Rock had to offer.
Renowned for its locally freshly roasted coffees there is always a busy atmosphere, whether at morning coffee, lunch or teatime; customers can read the local newspapers which are provided or browse from the book shelf on the main bar.
Sacarello’s has a varied comprehensive homemade lunch menu with a balance of traditional English dishes such as Steak, Mushroom & Guiness Pie, Hot Chicken Salad, Italian Pasta and regional Andalucian venta-type dishes such as pollo empanado and estofados. The Mediterranean influence can be seen in the extensive use of extra virgin olive oil, fresh fish and seasonal local vegetables. The lunch menu features five ‘specials of the day’ on the chalkboards which change three times per week; fresh fish on Wednesdays; an ever-popular salad bar served alongside a range of our very popular delicious fresh quiches and other vegetarian options.
Homemade cakes and traditional afternoon high-tea bring the day to a close. Not surprisingly, Sacarello’s has become a bit of a local cultural centre; there is always an art exhibition on display and poetry readings, book launches and plays are also presented here.
Average price for Main Courses and Specials: £8 to £9
Sacarello’s Café can be found at 57 Irish Town, Gibraltar.
Telephone +350 20070625
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30 – 7.30, Saturday 9.00-3.00, Closed Sundays.
Private Functions can be arranged for the evenings on request
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Lunch Specials Tuesday 22nd, Wed 23rd April 2014. Vegetable Soup £4.10
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Lunch Specials Mon 14th Tues 15th April 2014. Leek & Potato