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The simplest and easiest dessert. Photo Giulio Michelucci

The simplest and easiest dessert. Photo Giulio Michelucci

June 21st is the longest day of the year and the perfect night for ending a meal with an Affogato.

Just two ingredients: vanilla ice cream and espresso. When poured over the top, the dark coffee cuts the sweet, richness of the ice cream, creating an ideal balance.

Make an Affogato tonight—why sleep on the summer solstice.


In The River Cafe we make Affogato with espresso, but also offer the alternative of vin santo or grappa.


Moka Express Coffee Maker. The Moka Express coffee maker is a classic created by Alfonso Bialetti in the 1930s.
We love David Chipperfield's re-design for Alessi with its flat lid for warming cups, and an elegant grey handle.


Riedel Glasses. The glasses we use in The River Cafe.


Photography by Matthew Donaldson.

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