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News Cafe

#390 of 2,085 Restaurants in Florence
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San Lorenzo
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Via del Giglio, 59, Florence, Italy
+39 055 265 4310
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly barrista and great service! Best cappuccino in Florence. He drew us little pictures on our cappuccinos and was very friendly and welcoming! Great for quick breakfast and it was super cheap!!

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Thank Morgan L
Goffstown, NH
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first stop in Firenze, after getting off the train from Rome, was this little cafe for breakfast. The Duomo art that was painted into the foam just blew me away. It was gorgeous, and the photos of it are a favorite souvenir from my day in Florence. I also had a cornetto con crema which was absolutely delicious. Very... More 

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Thank Erika_F
Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a fun place to grab a cappuccino since they do art in the foam. I requested the Duomo. See photo!!

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Thank Julie G
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Hidden gem in the middle of Florence Italy. I will recommend this wonderful cafe to everyone that has the opportunity to visit Florence. Must try the Orange and Chocolate chip muffin very tasty! This makes the experience worth your while!

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Thank kristking2
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This café was an absolute little gem! We ordered a cappuccino with some fresh paninis, the lovely barista created a fantastic little painting of the cathedral on the foam, and the food was clearly fresh and very flavourful, it was a great start to our day and definitely worth a visit!

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Thank Kristina K
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This was a cool little coffee shop. Loved the decor and the coffee. The staff was also very friendly and made the coffee art when I asked for it. We would have come back more if our stay in Florence was longer.

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Thank Ashley D
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This is such a lovely place. I never had a bad experience there, having gone there at least once a week during my semester in Florence. Marco, the owner and one of the most charismatic people you'll meet, is so friendly and is the king of cappuccino art. First, order at the bar, then go to the counter behind you... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love News Cafe. I studied abroad in Italy and lived right down the street from this coffee shop. Long story short I became best friends with the workers because I legit went here every single day. (If you see Salvo tell him Jessie says hi and misses him). Anyway cappuccini... More 

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Thank Jessie S
Florence, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Best cappuccino in town- and I've been taste testing quite a few of them! Favourite of tourists and locals alike!

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Thank Cohort1617
Palo Alto, CA
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

This is a popular coffee place for locals. The very affordable cappuccinos are excellent, although you need to specifically ask for the fabulous cocoa drawings of local florentine sights on top!

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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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