There are little shops selling pastries all over town and truth be told they mostly sell the same pastries, but I do have a favorite-Pastcerria Buralli. I discovered this shop, located in Piazza Carmine, on my first trip to Lucca. It’s in my neighborhood just a few minutes from my apartment. It makes me smile to walk in and see the same women working there year after year. They greet every person who comes in with a “buon giorno” and after a few days they know exactly what you want.
The shop is quite small with only three tables and a very small counter. There’s no extra charge to sit and I can’t think of a better way to start the day than right here with a cappuccino and a pastry. I enjoy watching the regulars who they are in and are out of there in a flash after downing their caffe.
I will definitely think of this place when I’m at home in my kitchen trying to make that perfect cappuccino. Ha!