Looking for a cup of goodness, or some food close to downtown? Your search is over.
From their website:
“Caffe Pagato is more than just a coffee shop. Owners Mike Davis and Jenny Melchor first envisioned Caffe Pagato as merely a small coffee kiosk offering Caltrans employees some brewed coffee. After getting connected with Amy Louis of Six Degrees Coffee out of Chico, that all changed. Amy opened their eyes to a whole new exciting world of specialty coffee that Mike and Jenny wanted to share with Redding.”
“A caffè pagato (Italian: paid coffee) is a cup of coffee paid for in advance as an anonymous act of charity. The tradition began in the working-class cafés of Naples, where someone who had experienced good luck would order a pagato, paying the price of two coffees but receiving and consuming only one. After that, a poor person inquiring whether there was a pagato available would be served a coffee for free.”
Full menu is online at Caffe Pagato’s really nice website. Nice work on that!