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News Cafe

#405 of 2,064 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
San Lorenzo
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Via del Giglio, 59, Florence, Italy
+39 055 265 4310
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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

A latte, mochaccino, and 2 bottles of water for €6? Ridiculously cheap for the quality, latte art, and an AC place to sit for 2 hours. We had to ask for our check twice because the bartender didn't want us to leave. How often does that happen?

Thank SoVerySoCal
Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Excellent customer service; great cappuccino and pastry. Highly recommend. Warm greeting upon entering, designs in the cream are amazing; reasonably priced; wonderful wait staff

Thank rbsel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a stop if you want a coffee, smoothie or pastries. They were all delicious. But what was most notable was the friendly welcome from the barrister. He definitely make the Italian coffee experience special for the kids with his drawings on our cappuccino. A smile always goes a very long way. Grazzie

Thank choucroutelondon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We went here because of the good rating. The quality is definitely below Florence's average and highly overpriced if you want to sit outside. There are doubtlessly better places to drink coffee in this great city.

Thank Moritz Alexande... M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Guy making cappuccino does an awesome job of making designs in your drink. He made us three different versions of the Duomo and joked with all the customers as they came in. Best 1.3 Euros spent on Cappuccino in Florence

1 Thank Daveycp
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Ordered frappacino (iced coffee) for something around €2.50 and a moccachino with Nutella. Looks amazing and presented well but I found the coffee very weak. Frappacino tastes more like iced milk, and the moccachino was also rather bland - Nutella was a great hit though. Perhaps ask for a double shot or order the hot coffees if you're in need... More 

Thank Priscilla T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This cafe is a beautiful gem. The proprietor, Marco is also an amazing cappuccino artiste. He is very charming and in addition to our cappuccinos, he prepared wonderful off the cuff lunches for us. Look at his Facebook page.

Thank Yeoism
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Really nice cafe to stop at for a quick bite and a decent cappuccino. Really inexpensive place with good quality pastries and coffee and friendly service.

Thank Georgia P
Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

One of the cafes in Florence where it's really fun to order an espresso or cappuccino. The quality is superb and the barrista enjoys the day. We go back often.

Thank RonL40
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We headed here for coffee one morning based upon previous reviews and being right round the corner from where we were staying. We had two cappuccinos and pastries for breakfast, and the bill came to under five euros, which seemed a bargain! What's more the coffees came out with neat art designs on the foam! Well worth a quick stop... More 

Thank George H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Giglio, 59, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 265 4310

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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