Following the success of Sasso just down the road, chef Stefano Lancelotti and family decided to branch out and open a daytime caffè with a genuine Italian accent. During the day, Marconi serves up proper coffee made from freshly ground beans alongside an assortment of filled ciabattas, sandwiches, salads, pastries and cakes – from torta della nonna and tiramisu to pear and ricotta tart. It also does a profitable line in thin-crust pizzas, which are wheeled out from noon every day (although they don’t turn down the lights and get romantic until 5pm). If you fancy some booze, order the house wine, a pint of Peroni or a bottle of Birra Moretti. Like the restaurant, Caffè Marconi is named after Stefano’s home town of Sasso Marconi in Emilia Romagna.