The 10 Best Brunch Spots Near San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy

Maria Menegaki

Renowned for its culinary scene, Florence is filled with places where you can enjoy a delicious snack or meal, and San Lorenzo is the ideal area to find the very best. While you are shopping in the bustling open-air market, take a brunch break at Mercato Centrale or if you prefer something more relaxing, choose one of the nearby excellent spots. Check our guide to make your plans much easier.


1. News Cafè

Cafe, Bar, Italian, Vegetarian

An authentic gem hidden in a little square near the market is where locals go. News Cafè is a family-run cozy place with a lovely, warm atmosphere. Get a sandwich or a pastry and ask for the special cappuccino to be surprised by the cute, creative design on the top of it. Just a few visits will be enough for the barista to remember your order and serve it with a smile.

2. Snack Bar Anna

Bar, Snack Bar, Italian, Pub Grub

After a few days in Italy, you will notice that most places charge double prices if you decide to sit down. This is not the case for Snack Bar Anna, where the cozy back room makes up the ideal setting to rest your feet at no additional cost. Although their homemade bagels are their specialty, you will find a wide range of heavenly, customized sandwiches suiting every possible taste.

3. Forno I Tre Pini

Bakery, Pastries, Italian

Eiscafé - Iced Coffee
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A lovely bakery and pastry shop will be your little heaven whether you prefer savory or sweet snacks. Forno I Tre Pini is distinguished by its authenticity and wide variety of offerings. From pizza slices, salty prosciutto buns and biscottini to sweet pies, your brunch can’t go wrong with such a fantastic selection.

4. ITIT Il Sandwich Café

Cafe, Restaurant, Italian, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Vegan

This cafe should be your first stop if abundant, comfy seating and free Internet access are what you’re looking for. The ideal place for a weary traveler in need of a rest, ITIT is well known for its absolutely delicious iced coffee and cold drinks, as well as light meals like salads and sandwiches.

5. La Ménagère

Cafe, Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, Bistro, Italian

When gourmet cuisine comes together with blooming flowers and home accessories, the most unconventional, creative bistro in the city is born. If you also believe that food is art, spend your brunch break at La Ménagère. The savory and sweet specialties based on traditional recipes and revisited with a contemporary twist will beckon you to come back.

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