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The best cafés in Florence
Storied addresses and international names

Via Roma, 1r
ph. +39 055 213896
This is the oldest café in the city, Florence’s “drawing room” since 1733. Originally in Via dei Calzaiuoli, it still stands out for its Florentine Art Nouveau style, with Murano crystal, precious marble and frescoes.

Piazza della Repubblica, 6r
ph. +39 055 210236
Along with Gilli, it was the favourite haunt of early and mid-20th century intellectuals. Over time, the ‘Caffe Concerto” has been a brewery and a literary salon; it was declared a National Monument in 1991.

Via della Spada, 15r
ph. +39 055 2021617
Renovated and reopened in summer 2023, it is the café where the famous Negroni cocktail was invented in 1919. Today it is also offered in a pastry version, such as the mouth-watering mignons.

Piazza della Signoria, 5r
ph. +39 055 214412
An institution in the world of chocolate making for 150 years, since Enrico Rivoire, chocolatier to the royal family of Savoy, opened a steam-powered chocolate factory in Piazza della Signoria.

Piazza della Signoria, 37r
ph: +39 055 75927012
This is the café and cocktail bar of the award-winning Gucci Garden restaurant. A unique ambience, somewhere between a Tuscan shop and a French bistro. Fine teas, hot chocolate and special coffee blends.

Via de’ Vecchietti, 3
ph: +39 055 802 5253
The Florentine home of one of the world’s greatest pastry chefs, where you can try his iconic maritozzo (a cream-filled brioche) and an irresistible selection of mignons and macaroons and single servings, perhaps with a coffee made with the exclusive “Sinfonia del Maestro” blend.

Piazza degli Strozzi, 8r
ph. +39 055 5134648
Café, but also a bistrot and restaurant in the spectacular Giunti multi-cultural space/bookshop and more located in the storied Odeon cinema in Piazza degli Strozzi.

Via dei Neri, 32r – ph. +39 055 2741541
Via dello Sprone, 5 – ph. +39 055 0457163
Via dei Carducci, 2r – ph. +39 055 9367419
Via Lungarno Soderini, 7 – ph- +39 055 3874550
Piazza Ferrucci, 1r – ph. +39 055 7714875
Not just a café, but also a coffee roaster and a coffee school. Coffee is therefore the great “must have”, also available in quirky versions such as the Pumpkin Pie Latte and Salted Caramel Latte.

(ph. Sofie Delauw)

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