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A new Classic Italiano

Espresso culture × Crafted with Love

A classic utility motorcycle with "larger than life" personality was designed to fit the smallest streets of Italy and now finds in Cincinnati a new home and a new purpose. 

L'Ape, invented by Corradino D'Ascanio and produced by Piaggio in 1946; Ape is the Italian word for bee. This classic Italian finds in Cincinnati a new purpose as a mobile espresso bar. Cool and unique, this little gal is not shy about working days or nights, hot and cold, rain or shine. 

Urbana Cafe main focus is on Italian style coffee extraction using quality ingredients and using a very tradition Neapolitan approach for espresso making. This timeless coffee extortion system not only produces a rich and full-bodied coffee, but also brings to the live a relationship between barista and customer that goes beyond coffee to creating a memorable experience.

Our Vespas, Julia and Lucia can be found most weekends at Findlay Market and also around the city in festivals and private events.   

Located in the heart of Broadway Square in Pendleton, Urbana Cafe serves fine espresso drinks and delicious snacks with an Italian-American twist. 

Photos by Dustin Powell Sparks.

 

Urbana Cafe in Pendleton opened in December 2015 and is located in the heart of the Broadway Square next to Nation Kitchen + Bar, and among of other fine establishments like  Boomtown, Lucius Q, and Three Point Brewery. An Italian flare with a modern touch characterizes Urbana Cafe's vibe in Pendleton, 

Vespa and espresso culture collides at this Urbana Cafe location, from the walls to the espresso machine, from its relaxed environment to the energizing espresso offerings. The multi-level cafe offers the choice to observe passers-by from the balcony-style bar on the  2nd floor, or watch the art of cooking and espresso making as it occurs in the open-floor design.

 

Phone

(513) 813-3133

 

Location

Pendleton

1206 Broadway St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

 

Hours

Tues-Fri 7a–5p
Sa-Su 8a–5p
Closed Mondays

Situated in the east side of historic Walnut Hills, this space promotes building community and connection among us. This intimate and minimalist space asks for you to put the technology down and enjoy a flat white paired with a croissant with the person in front of you. 

Photos by kalie krause.

 

Urbana Cafe on Woodburn ave is our newest cafe, opened in July 2018, this located is all about connecting us without interruptions or distraction from technology. Not only great neighbors, such of The Woodburn Brewery, Opieo, Wild Things surrounded us, but this location is also a hub for runners, cyclers, and on the official route of the Flying Pig Marathon. 

Our love for the Vespa, espresso culture, and cafes around the world fills our walls with the timeless and nostalgic take of black and white photography.  Comfortable mid-century modern furniture awaits patiently for you and your company to fill the cafe with great conversations and laughters. Bring a friend, come hungry and leave the computer home.   

 

Phone

(513) 813-3133

 

Location

East Walnut Hills

2714 Woodburn ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45206

 

 

Hours

Tues-Fri 7a–5p
Sa-Su 8a–5p
Closed Mondays

 
 
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Big Greek or intimate weddings, consider having us being a part of your special day 

 

Being a small part in a couples "big day" has been such a joy since the beginning of our journey.   This type of engagement in now part of the Urbana Cafe's DNA and we wouldn't have it any other way.  We are here to enable your guests to share in your very special day in the most unique way.