Bars in Florence

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Florence’s café and bar scene is buzzing with new openings and an ever-increasing variety of venues in which to savor your morning cappuccino and bri... Read More

Florence’s café and bar scene is buzzing with new openings and an ever-increasing variety of venues in which to savor your morning cappuccino and brioche pastry or to sip your evening aperitivo. The locals go to bars throughout the day, and traditional places (which often double as social hubs) open at the crack of dawn to serve coffee, drinks, snacks, and light meals, then close before dinnertime. Young Florentines tend to kick the evening off with an aperitivo at one of the many new bars in town, which offer a wide choice of craft cocktails and finger foods that are included in the price of your drink. Oenophiles should check out the city’s wine bars (or enoteche) to sample the best vintages that Italy has to offer along with platters of artisanal cheeses and cold cuts.

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  • Caffé Cibreo

    Located just around the corner from the mercato di Sant'Ambrogio, Florence's most authentic produce market, this characterful, wood-panelled cafe serves... Read More

  • Caffè degli Artigiani

    This cute neighborhood bar sits on one of the prettiest squares in Florence in the heart of the artisan quarter of the Oltrarno. Drop by for cappuccino... Read More

  • Ditta Artigianale

    Italian barista champion Francesco Sanapo opened his original Ditta Artigiale in 2013 in a white-tiled space with a vintage feel not far from Santa... Read More

  • Ditta Artigianale Oltrarno

    Award-winning barista Francesco Sanapo's lastest opening is located in the hip Oltrarno neighborhood and has a very different vibe to the original shop.... Read More

  • Florian

    Restaurant, cafe, bar, and contemporary art space hybrid, the Florence outpost of legendary Venetian Caffé Florian is a short walk from the designer... Read More

  • Giacosa Roberto Cavalli

    With its prime location amid the designer stores of elegant Via Tornabuoni, Giacosa was once one of Florence's most elegant cafes. The Negroni cocktail ... Read More

  • 'Ino

    'Ino (from panino) was Matteo Renzi's favorite place for a lunchtime sandwich when he was mayor of Florence, and it's easy to see why. Top-notch... Read More

  • La Casa del Vino

    The wonderfully atmospheric Casa del Vino is a standing-room-only wine bar close to the Central Market, where time seems to have stood still for decades... Read More

  • Le Volpi e L'Uva

    A squeeze of a wine bar with a faithful local following, 'the Fox and the Grapes' is a great place to sample wines from some of Italy's lesser-known... Read More

  • Libreria Café La Cité

    One of those day-to-night venues that are so popular nowadays, this little place has a real retro, Left Bank vibe. A bookshop and cultural center, it... Read More

  • Procacci

    Although it has lost some of its timeless charm after a recent makeover, Florentine institution Procacci is still a great little place for a refreshment... Read More

  • Rifrullo

    A classic hangout in the San Niccolò neighborhood south of the river, Rifrullo continues to hold its own in spite of many new openings in the area.... Read More

  • Se.sto on Arno

    Of all the cocktail bars in Florence, this one gets the prize for having the best view. Located on the sixth floor of the Westin Excelsior hotel with... Read More

  • Volume

    With its terrace on lovely Piazza Santo Spirito, great drinks, and good food, Volume is one of the most popular cocktail bars in the Oltrarno... Read More

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