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Local cuisine, Dessert, Italian, Cafe, Sicilian, Southern-Italian

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0.2 miles from Ancient Theatre of Taormina
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PRICE RANGE
$3 - $4
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Cafe, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very tasting Granita and coffee out of this world! They have a wide selection of flavours (I had a coffee flavour). The place is quite busy all day long so when you see a table go grab it cause it may not be free next...time you'll be in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Granita and brioche for breakfast ... really! Well it’s fantastic. The granita here is the best in town. Go for a mixture (I like lemon with peach). You can have a dollop of cream on top but I’m like it without. Have it with a...brioche and coffee (or got chocolate which is superb). Bam - breakfast sorted! Tips go early 0830-0900 or be prepared to queue as this place goes like a fair. Don't be put off by the staff who have to move quickly and get orders in proto -they are a good laugh but need to keep the place moving. This is a must for any Taormina trip.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I could have anything to say about this place, but as the service was so disappointing and full of themselves we didn't have opportunity to taste their granitas that everyone is raving about. After we realized that you have to be a superstar...to be noticed by the most important waiters in the universe, we simply asked could we have granitas for a "take away". The answer was "not now!". All of that with speaking fluent Italian. I can only imagine what happens to people that don't speak the language. So we smiled and continued, because after all in Sicily it is not a challenge at all to get good food or granita. And you know what, I guess it comes with years, I will never allow myself to beg someone to spend money in the place they work at. Reminder - you only exist until you have clients, when you treat clients poorly, people start to get fed up and eventually guess what...all of a sudden people remind themselves that they are in Sicily, surrounded with granitas and there are more then one place making that "special" one. So perhaps management should work a bit on customer service and human relationship with their staff instead of living of the fame of "the best granita". Everything fades, even "the best granita". and bad service remains bad service.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After many recommendations we visited Bam Bar twice during our stay in Taormina. The Granita Con Brioche is amazing and they have a varied assortment of flavours of which you can mix into one glass! We had two each in one visit as we wanted...to try a few, therefore we can highly recommend the Fragola, Kiwi, Limone, Cioccolato and Nutella! The brioche are absolutely huge and are served warm, some of the best brioche I've ever had. Our only slight complaint is that as Bam Bar is so popular and busy the staff are not particularly friendly however it wasn't enough to put us off going back for a second time! Definitely the place to go for delicious and authentic Granita Con Brioche!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't add much to what has already been said. If you like granita, or want to try one for the first time, this is the place to go. Great atmosphere and friendly staff as well.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a breakfast. They serve mainly granitas (very good) in 6-7 flavours, all of them very good and usually served with sweet bread. Just be careful because some time the place get very crowd.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a granita here yesterday just as the heavens opened and it poured with rain. The problem was that everyone who had finished refused to move meaning there were no tables for anyone and the staff appeared not to care. Eventually got a table...and had the lemon and strawberry Granita both of which were excellent! Highly recommended but be prepared to wait!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely decorated granita cafe. Despite granita being a Catanian speciality, widely acknowledged even by locals to have outstanding granita. (I was, however, surprised that they didn’t have the signature pistachio flavor). They don’t do take out in high season, which means there is usually a...40 minute wait or so for a table. 11 am is a good time to come to reduce hitting wait. Granita is a Sicilian breakfast dish eaten with a warm brioche to prevent brain freeze (you are supposed to have one bite of each as you finish them), and Bam Bar has huge brioches at a set price hit a granita combo. You can also ask them to put a dollop of granita in your coffee instead of milk. Service is prompt if not friendliest. Once you finish, lose some calories by having a walk around the corner to admire one of the prettiest streets in Taormina.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very crowded place, hard to find a table due to high tourists density. Ice cream and granite are very good. The service was ok but very long due to the extensive queue.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Bam Bar after reading some reviews on TripAdvisor and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Taormina. The granita (drink made from crushed ice mixed with wither fruits or dried fruits, chocolate, coffee, etc.) was freshly made, we ordered an almond and...pistachio one and a raspberry and almond one and the taste was truly spectacular. Take the typical almond granita and don’t miss a “brioche col tuppo” with their granita and you’ll taste one of the most typical Sicilian breakfasts. Fair price-quality relationship, 1.00€ for the brioche and 3.50€ for the granita.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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slevitz11
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Response from Archontis_Chrysoulas | Reviewed this property |
You re not going to Bam Bar for...glutten free brioche. Try some fruit granita.
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