One of the best bars in Florence, this locale has brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays from midday until 5pm. It is located in the city center, near Santa Croce, so it is a great place from which to explore beautiful Florentine sights. Their menu is just as extensive as it is scrumptious and carefully prepared. Hamburgers, creamy milkshakes, delicious coffee, pancakes with maple syrup, French toast, eggs, bacon, fries, cheesecake are all tasty options.
Address: Via del Benci 23R, Florence, Italy +39 055 247 9738
For a more refined brunch experience, travelers should head to the Savoy Hotel on the Piazza della Repubblica, which is one of the city’s most fashionable squares. The brunch here costs 45 euros and is composed of a fine selection of elaborate and sophisticated foods, from American, Tuscan and other ethnic gastronomies. This brunch is rich in vegetables, so visitors who are after something different from pasta and pizza will be able to get their five a day in an elegant environment with great service.
Address: Piazza della Repubblica 7, Florence, Italy +39 055 27351
PLAZ offers a lighter brunch, seemingly at odds with their lunch menu, which is known for its hamburgers and barbecues. Here visitors will be able to snack on some great quality food that is not as cholesterol-heavy as most typical brunches. Options include yogurts and muffins, or maybe some fruit and eggs, accompanied by one of their refreshing fruit juices. However, those who do want something more filling are welcome to order from the lunch menu.
Address: Via Pietrapiana 36, Florence, Italy +39 055 242081
One of the best restaurants in the Santa Croce area, Finisterrae is also an excellent breakfast option, and its position is unbeatable, with incredible views of the church’s façade. Their bakery is excellent, and the array of éclairs, cream puffs and other delicacies will tempt anyone’s sweet tooth. Drinks here are excellent, with some healthy orange juice and energizing American coffee, bringing both cultures together for an innovative take on breakfast and brunch.
Address: Piazza di Santa Croce 12, Florence, Italy +39 055 263 8675
Eating at Ganzo, in the Sant’Ambrogio area, is a truly different experience from most other brunch spots. Not only does it serve incredible concoctions made with a mix of unexpected flavors and textures, but the price too is incredibly affordable and good value considering the variety and the quality of the food. Brunch is served from noon until 3pm, and as well as their more creative recipes they also serve traditional American dishes.
Address: Via dei Macci 85R, Florence, Italy +39 055 241076
This chic restaurant is located on the rooftop of one of the classiest hotels in Florence, the Westin Excelsior. It has excellent views not only of the beautiful buildings on the Oltrarno, but also of the Duomo and Campanile, a panorama that will be difficult to beat anywhere else in the city. It is the perfect setting for a relaxed brunch experience, either inside or on their terrace. Guests will be able to access the buffet for entrees, and choose a first and second course as well as a dessert.
Address: Piazza Ognissanti 3, Florence, Italy +39 055 27151