The caffè bar is ubiquitous in Florence. They’re on every corner, in every block and in all parts of the city. Everyone has their favorites. Here are few of mine.
This is one of my favorites. It’s centrally located in Piazza San Giovanni 19/R. It’s been around since 1939. It’s an elegant setting.
I often stop in the afternoon on my way to or from blogging. I only ever have caffè, but they sell marvelous looking pastry
and wonderful chocolates.
Checkout their website: http://www.scudieri.ue
BAR PASTICCERIA ROBIGLIO
Another favorite is Robiglio. I often stop here in the morning on my way home from the market for a cappuccino and sometimes a cornetto alla crema. A mostly local crowd hangs out at the bar. Tourists are more apt to be in the tables on the street. They’ve been around since 1928 and can be found at Via dei Tosinghi, 11/R.
If I’m near the main strain station, Santa Maria Novella, I often stop at Caffè Deanna for a caffè. Caffè is 1€ in most places and occasionally can be as much as 1.10€, but at Caffè Deanna it’s .90€! It’s not fancy, but very clean with great service. It’s located at: Piazza della Stazione 52/55R.
When I’m in the neighborhood, I always stop at Bianco. Via Borgo Ognissanti 87/R.
It’s light, white, bright and spotlessly clean.
It’s relatively new, but popular. As it’s a bit off the beaten path, it’s mostly locals.
Here’s their website: http://www.biancoè.it
This caffè is ideal for me as a stop either before or after the market as it’s just across the street from Mercato Centrale at Via dell’Ariento, 29. They’ve been around since 1909. The caffè is great and so is their pastry.
Checkout their website: http://www.pasticceriasieni.it