We stopped here after looking at several other cafes that were far more expensive and offered a lot more food than we wanted. We sat inside at one of 4 or 5 tables, there were more table outside but they were all occupied by a large cruise tour group. We ordered a ham/cheese panini, slice of Margherita pizza and a coke--cold and refreshing, first Coke we'd had in a while. The pizza was good, with a crispy crust and tangy sauce, with just enough cheese. The panini was excellent. Maybe this is microwaved food but it didn't seem like it--both items were fresh tasting and crisp, not soggy like microwaved food usually is. I thought the service was very good, not overbearing but they came to the table at all the right times. For dessert I had been eyeing the canoli in the bakery case, and was devastated when a shopper came in and bought the last one. I asked the man behind the counter if they had any more and he said, sit I make you one. So while I sat at the table, he took the canoli shell/tube and filled it with sweet, creamy ricotta filling, and brought it over to me. My husband didn't think he liked canoli but after he saw mine he had to have a taste and he was hooked. The canoli shell is something like a waffle cone but crisper and sweeter, the filling sweet, smooth and slightly chilled. There are plenty of canoli stands throughout Taormina where they will fill the shell with your choice of gelato--bet that's good, with two of my favorite tastes combined in one decadent treat. As we prepared to leave, they brought us a couple of things to taste--their almond granita and a strawberry granita. Both are like soft but very intensely flavored Italian ices. It was ok but give me gelato any day. Our experience at Shaker Bar was very positive--it wasn't the best meal we've ever had but it was more than sufficient for what we needed on that day.