Grab an Espresso at These Beautiful Cafes in Florence

As one of Italy's main coffee hubs, Florence has plenty to offer coffee snobs looking for their next caffeine fix. No matter what, it's easy to find a local cafe on the corner and easy to run in and grab a quick espresso when you're starting to feel lethargic.

Scudieri has long held the title of being one of the city's top spots for some delicious coffee and an old-fashioned atmosphere. Whether you want to find a way to enjoy yourself with a warm cup of an americano or you want to simply enjoy a pastry, you can do it here.

Caffe Notte offers guests a more intimate and local experience while providing live music and delicious drinks. You'll often find it populated by the Santo Spirito regulars--if you want a true taste of Florence, you will find it here. For a catered dessert, there's no better spot than one of the two locations of Robiglio--serving up quality cakes and local Italian sweets.

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It can be hard to find the perfect place to sit and drink your coffee with a view. Florence's best is usually tucked away and difficult to find for a reason. However, Finisterrae does an excellent job of catering to the multiple groups of...  Read More

No matter what your coffee taste is, you're sure to find something that you will love at Gran Caffe San Marco. It has more of a local flair than many of the other spots you will find within the city center, and not only are you allowed a...  Read More

When you need to get away from the touristy spots, Caffe Notte offers a safe haven with great drinks and a fun crowd. You can imagine it as a modern, artists' haven, and whether you want coffee or something a little stronger, sitting at a table...  Read More

Enjoying a cafe is not only about enjoying the coffee, but it's also about enjoying the variety of items that go with it. At Robiglio, you can sample some delicious desserts while enjoying an espresso. Whatever type of sweet you are looking for,...  Read More

Caffe Donnini has been a staple of the Florence cafe scene since 1894. A quiet cafe in the mornings and afternoons, you can easily tuck yourself away with an espresso or cappuccino for a fair price and in a great location. There are several...  Read More

Café Amerini
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Whether you have been out shopping all day or you are just walking the streets around the train station or Santa Maria Novella church, this can be the perfect place to stop and grab a quick cappuccino before heading out again. It also offers...  Read More

One of the oldest cafes in Florence, Paszkowski has excellent coffee, service, and a love for making the customer feel at home. The interior is both elegant and refined--it has a beautiful set up and the servers certainly know what they are...  Read More

When you are on the other side of the Arno and you want to feel as though you can sit down and have a cup of coffee with a younger crowd, this is the place to go. A frequent favorite of locals, you'll want to put on your best Italian and avoid...  Read More

One of Florence's oldest and best spots to sit and enjoy a cup, Scudieri prides itself on providing high-quality coffee and delicious baked goods right in the city center. You won't find a spot close to the Duomo offering better coffee, and the...  Read More

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It would be a shame not to sample some of Florence's best chocolate, and when you stop at Riviore, you are only getting artisan-made products. Between their scrumptious pastries filled with dark chocolate made in-house or their thick,...  Read More


Meet Alexa Schnee

Currently residing in Florence, Alex is a travel writer and author. She is addicted to coffee, reading, and seeing new places. She has been to near fifteen different countries in Europe, all...  More About Alexa

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