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Basquiat Cafe

#95 of 1,255 Restaurants in Palermo
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Via Sant'Oliva, 20-22, 90141 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 609 0090
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 68
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun cafe with reasonable prices

We came here on a Saturday night but they were closed (??!) and came back on Sunday night around 9:30pm. The place was packed with people in their 20-30s and we waited about 20 mins for a table. The staff was lovely and the menu is comprehensive and filled with drinks and coffees. They bring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Chava Z
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New York, New York, United States
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York, New York, United States
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We came here on a Saturday night but they were closed (??!) and came back on Sunday night around 9:30pm. The place was packed with people in their 20-30s and we waited about 20 mins for a table. The staff was lovely and the menu is comprehensive and filled with drinks and coffees. They bring peanuts and potato chips to... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Really nice place,U Will find good food and very high quality drinks, gently barmaids and a such good atmosphere!

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Cardiff
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We were waiting to eat at the restaurant next door - Sesto canto, also superb - so stopped for a Pprosecco. Service was warm and efficient, the place was buzzing and as we were finishing out first drink the waiter came out with a platter of tapas like starters for us. We waved them away as we hadn't ordered them... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Nowadays there are lots of bars that make aperitifs but Basquiat has a little something extra. You feel among friends. Drink and Eat well and you are treated well (rare these days) A perfect place with friends or with your love one. Ten out of ten atmospheres. The best Negroni cocktail in Palermo The perfect place to get a drink... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Basquiat Cafe is a very cute little cafe where one can enjoy food and drinks. They seem to always play good music. They do have a very strange taste in decoration, but this makes it also fun to look around. I would very much recommend this cafe.

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Nice, France
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179 reviews 179 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Small cafe frequented by locals [always a good sign] does food only at lunch time not dinner [shame]. Arty, quirky decor. Outside seating area. Very central. Food - fresh, big, beautiful salads [only 5 euros], decent wine by the glass [2.50], good coffee but they also have pastas and chicken etc. One of the best value/quality balance places we came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Sant'Oliva, 20-22, 90141 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo
  • Phone Number: +39 091 609 0090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 13
  • Cuisine: Italian

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