Located in the upper terminal of the funicular (you may have to dodge around crowds of passengers to enter the cafe), this handy spot serves not only coffee, wine, beer, and snacks, but also more elaborate dishes like vegetable strudel in tomato cream sauce, a terrine of polenta with Bergamasco cheeses, and beef filet with potatoes and arugula. Look for dishes with the “Slow Food” symbol, signifying that they’re made with fresh local ingredients. Try to get a table on the terrace, which is heated for dining “outdoors” even in the cold months; overlooking Bergamo Bassa, it has one of the best views in the upper town.

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