A casa ca.fe
Popular among locals and visitors, this is one of the city’s hidden secrets. From the moment you enter A casa ca.fe, you immediately feel at home thanks to the modern decoration and friendly, passionate staff. With such excellent food options, strong coffee and lovely atmosphere, you will regret that you didn’t discover it earlier.
Via della Spada 47/r, Florence, +39 055286168
Thanks to Roberto Cavalli, a historic cafe rumored to have invented Negroni, the city’s signature cocktail, has reopened next to his shop without losing the magical atmosphere of the past. Whether you’re into fashion or not, Caffè Giacosa is ideal for a luxury coffee break in between shopping. Order some of the finest pastries or a savory delight and a drink.
Via della Spada 10/r, Florence, +39 055 277 6328
Venchi’s mission has been to develop, produce and promote high-quality chocolate in all its forms since 1878. With a big chocolate waterfall over the wall, Venchi attracts you from the moment you set your eyes on it. Exclusive recipes transformed into original products are behind numerous awards and lots of exceptional artisan gelato flavors you simply can’t miss.
Piazza del Mercato Nuovo 18, Florence, +39 055 288505
Just behind Odeon Theater and Cinema you will find one of those places where you can truly feel the air of the ’40s and ’50s. Odeon Bistro offers an impressive menu of pastries and drinks that will help you restore your lost energy in the most enjoyable way.
Piazza degli Strozzi 8/r, Florence, +39 055 215654
One of the oldest gastronomic venues in the city, this is the most preferred destination for lovers of specialties made with truffles. Visit Procacci for a panino tartuffato, the famous sandwich with the delicious truffle cream and tomato juice or a glass of wine to revive yourself after a busy morning shopping in the prestigious Via Tornabuoni. For those with a sweet tooth, the delicious cakes, cookies and other sweets will amaze you.
Via de’ Tornabuoni 64r, Florence, +39 055 211656
An enchanting piece of elegance is brought to Florence accompanied by original works of art. Caffè Florian is where you will be able to admire a large part of the masterpieces that numerous artists have created for the private Florian collection in Venice while sipping a cup of tea or an espresso. Come on Sunday from 12am until 3pm for the renowned Florian brunch to sample some amazing culinary treats.
Via del Parione 28-32/r, Florence, +39 055284291
Gelateria Santa Trinita
Facing the Santa Trinita Bridge, this place has plenty of gelato, sorbet and ice cream cakes waiting for you. People in Gelateria Santa Trinita know how to select the finest ingredients and create super-smooth classic flavors as well as inventive new ones. Whether you crave something fruity and light or chocolate goodies, this is the right spot for you.
Piazza Frescobaldi, 11-12/r | Ponte Santa Trinita, Florence, +39 0552381130
Vinaino di Parte Guelfa
Although it is a bit difficult to find, this place is worth looking for. A sandwich shop screaming “Tuscany” is what Vinaio di Parte Guelfa is about. Choose a mouthwatering panino with your favorite filling to eat at the bench outside while people-watching. This makes for a lovely late morning break.
Via Val di Lamona 6, Florence, +39 055 287876
Evoking a Parisian cafe feel, Ladurée invites you on a multi-sensory journey you will remember for a lifetime. Don’t think twice; just indulge in the world of macarons, the famous crispy treats made from meringue. Here, they are fresh, incomparable masterpieces of flavor.
Via Della Vigna Nuova 48R, Florence, +39 055 216047
Prepared with care and artistry, this place filled with old wooden furniture is simple yet full of Tuscan charm. Whether you want a coffee-and-pastry brunch or a panino to eat on the move, Mariano has the very best solutions to please your taste.
Via del Parione 19r, Florence, +39 055214067