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6 Tuscany Cafes That Will Make Your Trip Unforgettable

August 8, 2019

There are many restaurants, cafès and pizzerias in Tuscany offering traditional typical dishes and if you’re looking for an authentic place to eat at for experiencing the Tuscan true cuisine and top wines, then a few suggestions from locals may be helpful for selecting the best ones. Apart from the Tuscany cafes offering some of the world’s best caffeine breaks from daily stresses, most offer salty bites of small sandwiches or pizza. Here are places that will best satisfy your expectations, getting a good value for your money.

 

1. La Cite, Florence

 

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If you love to hang out and drink with friends, if you are a book-worm and enjoy listening to live music, you will surely be enthusiastic about La Cité. This is the best way to spend time, meeting each other. It is a cozy café with raw furniture, a nice atmosphere and shelves full of books all around. Those books are not there just as an ornament, in fact, it is possible to purchase them, since La Cité is also a bookshop. They have a good choice of teas and the cocktails they serve are quite good. Despite the limited amount of space inside, there are often small concerts. However, when it happens on the weekends it becomes almost impossible to get inside. Since it is so crowded that most of the people have to hang out outside the front door!

 

2. Filter Coffee Lab, Pisa

 

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Looking for a place that offers some serious coffee? Then this coffee house is a must visit. It is a five-minute walk from the tower that offers amazing pastry options along with a cup of soulful coffee. Things that you love here is the comfy and chill vibe, the extra seating outside, lip-smacking breakfast and the quick service. There will be a good mix of costumers – lots of students, most of them locals, but also many tourists. Something that cannot be missed here are the homemade cakes, they are unmissable.

 

3. Tea Room, Siena

 

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Head to this popular place near Piazza Del Campo to mingle with locals over a cup of tea.  There are hundreds of teas available, as well as infusions and hot chocolates, each served in a unique tea pot and matching cup. This is also a great place for pre or post dinner drinks, thanks to a full bar and live music.

 

4. Taddeucci, Lucca

 

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The perfect accompaniment to a mid-morning coffee and a gift to take home, buccellato is a traditional sweet bread loaf with sultanas and aniseed seeds, baked in Lucca since 1881. Taddeucci is the pasticceria (pastry shop) at which to buy this traditional Lucchesi sweet treat. Its traditional Tuscan panforte (€40 per kg), studded with almonds, hazelnuts and candied fruits, is equally sublime.

 

5. Tuttobene, Campi Bisenzio

 

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One of the the best cafes in Tuscany according to the Gambero Rosso guide is located in Campi Bisenzio, near Florence. Tuttobene won in 2013 the jury not only for its gourmet croissants and cappuccino but also for its low prices!  Having breakfast here or to-go is the best way to start your day. Assortment of salad or sweet meal, good coffee, high efficiency, big courtesy and warm smile.What else can you desire?

 

6. Ditta Artigianale, Florence

 

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A modern, hip shop near Florence’s Ponte alle Grazie, Ditta Artigianale is new on the block, founded in the year 2013 by an Italian barista champion. In addition to espresso-based drinks, this café offers a mean pour-over, single-origin brew for those travelers searching for a Northern European/American fix. Come for the coffee or espresso and enjoy the morning-afternoon menu including pancakes, a croquet monsieur, or salads and a range of tapas dishes in the evening.

 

No trip to Tuscany is complete without a sweet pause at these stunning cafes! If you’re looking for a luxurious travel experience in Tuscany, Italy then browse through our top-quality villas on rent and connect with the owner directly to book your next stay.