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Our Italian heritage

One thing you can be sure of is that Brucciani cafés and the bakery have a unique personality – much of this stems from our Italian heritage.

1 Nonno portrait circa 1930 copyLuigi Brucciani (or Nonno as he was known in the family) was quite a character, as well as bringing fabulous coffee, cakes and ice creams to the people of Leicester, he liked to travel seeking inspiration and we have a whole raft of material showing him in various parts of the world.  In his spare time, he helped out on trade missions to Italy where he acted as interpreter for the British contingent.  These trade missions were arranged by an Italian Anglophile who he had met whilst travelling and as you’ll see from the pictures, involved the British Transport Police, a cavalry regiment, Miss World and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh!

Café & Head Office

5 Fox Lane Leicester LE1 1WT 0116 251 9232

Café & Cakeshop

10 Churchgate Leicester LE1 4AJ 0116 291 1202

Craft Bakery

3 Bath Lane Leicester LE3 5BF 0116 262 0163