The best breakfasts in the center of Florence
Bars and bakeries not to be missed to start the morning with a smile
It is known: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Every morning we should find the time to stop and quietly enjoy what we like the most.
In this area, Florence is truly amazing and offers an immense amount of pastry shops. How to, then, choose the best one? That's why er are here! In fact, today we present to you the list of the best pastry shops in the city... are you ready to start your day off on the right foot?
Via Roma, 1r
ph. +39 055 213896
Gilli is the oldest coffee house in Florence. In fact, this was established by a Swiss family in 1733, when the Medici family still ruled. To recognize is the fact that here the specialty of traditional craftsmanship is combined in a natural way with modernity.
In fact, try desserts such as the Linzer Torte (typical Austrian) reinterpreted by their Maître Pâtissier with a delicate hazelnut shortcrust pastry with cooked blackberries, finished off with whipped cream and mascarpone cheese.... a real treat for the eyes and the palate! Also, much appreciated is their signature mignon pastry.
Attention: it doesn't end here! In addition to all this, we recommend you try their coffee (with the addition of cream for those who have a sweet tooth). In fact, Caffè Gilli has been awarded by Gambero Rosso with three coffee beans and three cups, because only a very fine blend of 100% Arabica quality is used to prepare the espresso. Their hot chocolate is also excellent.
Galleria Iginio Massari Firenze
Via de' Vecchietti, 3
ph: +39 055 802 5253
After Brescia, Milan, Turin and Verona, the king of Italian pastry chefs famous for a legendary panettone, has arrived in Florence, flanked by his children Nicola and Debora. It is on the ground floor of the charming hotel Helvetia & Bristol Firenze, right in the center, and is striking for the size of the laboratory, almost bigger than the pastry shop itself. In the pastry shop, you can find all of the pastries, but next to the already consolidated production, there are also many new products, including, of course, the typical Florentine specialties such as zuccotto. The line might discourage you, but don't give up, it's worth it!
Piazza di San Giovanni, 19
ph. +39 055 210733
Scudieri was born in Florence in 1939. Its location is perfect: on the corner of Via dei Cerretani, in front of the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the nineteenth-century facade of Santa Maria del Fiore. The pastry shop is the strong point. The products are made in the traditional way and are always served freshly baked. To be appreciate is the variety offered by the counter where they include their cookies, mignons and even crumbly croissants.
Via de' Tornabuoni, 64/r
ph. +39 055 211656
There is nothing better than starting your day by having breakfast in the historic company Procacci placed in the heart of Florence. In fact, this delicatessen was founded in 1885 and, in a short time, has gained a wide reputation among the citizens, becoming a Florentine institution still intact.
Precisely for this reason, you absolutely must find a few minutes to go (starting at 10.00 am) in this delicious environment, so that you can taste these sensational delicacies. Don't miss their homemade apple pie, which we recommend you to accompany with one of their frothy cappuccinos. You will also find delicious coconut cookies, chocolate cookies and their highly appreciated "bomboloncini" filled with chantilly cream.
Moreover, their hot brioches have an unmistakable taste.
Via della Vigna Nuova, 61/63 r
ph. +39 055 284941
The kindness of the staff will lead you to go to this pastry shop every morning, becoming regular customers. Do not miss their selection of cakes, always fresh and made to meet everyone's tastes! Among these are those with pistachio, chocolate, cream and fruit... and many more! Customers appreciate the brioches, whose crunchiness gives them an unmistakable taste. In addition, there are the traditional rice cakes and the delicious chocolate saccottini! Also, for those who prefer savoury food, there is a wide range of schiacciate (flat bread) and pizzette (pizza) that must be ordered!
Via dei Servi, 112r
ph. +39 055 214501
Robiglio pastry shop was founded in 1928 by its founder, who fell in love with Florence at first sight. He brought to this city the Piedmontese technique and experience in confectionery, decoration and chocolate processing. Since 2012, Pasticceria Robiglio "Via dei Servi" - the only one of the brand still equipped with a production laboratory - has been reviving the historical products of the Robiglio brand such as Torta Campagnola, Fruttodoro and Gallettine al Latte. For breakfast, the single-portion cheesecakes, mignons, pastries and croissants are worth tasting! To accompany everything, we recommend a nice juice or a delicious cappuccino!
Via Pietrapiana, 24r
ph. +39 055 241012
Historical store in the city, opened in 1950 by Maria Luisa Falai and Vinicio Nencioni. A pastry bar born as a neighborhood bottega: a bakery with its own production of bread, cakes and fresh pasta that has grown over the years specializing in pastries. Don't miss the mignon pastries and rice cakes for breakfast. Their brioches are much appreciated by customers.
Piazza della Libertà, 6/7/8
ph. +39 055 2696874
One of the strengths of Caffè Lietta is certainly the breakfast. In fact, the laboratory of this pastry shop produces every day a wide assortment of delicacies that will make your morning unforgettable. Surely the first thing that will come to mind to those who know this place is the "Pirulo", a special pudding made with short pastry filled with ricotta cheese. It goes from "basic" flavors such as chocolate-pistachio or cream-berries, to many other daily surprises that follow the creativity of the pastry chef!
In addition to these delicacies, there is no shortage of traditional rice puddings (which are rarely available in the late morning!) and super fragrant hollow croissants. Don't miss the whole variety of pastries such as brioches, saccottini, scendiletto and pastries with cream, rice, chocolate and apple!
Finally, the whole part of the cafeteria is entrusted to the expert hands of their bartenders, who will make for you cappuccinos and coffees of the utmost goodness!
Caffè Pasticceria Serafini
Via Vincenzo Gioberti, 168/r
ph. +39 055 2476214
It is a historic place in Florence, born in 1928 from the creativity of Nello Campanelli. The name was originally "Campanelli Campanello", which is a nice play on words around the name of the owner.
Today this pastry shop is a real certainty, for those who want to ensure a breakfast worthy of a king! In fact, the choice offered by the counter is really very wide and is able to meet the needs of all. We go from fine pastries, to fresh pastries and even seasonal pastries.
In the midst of this vastness of delights, the most appreciated by customers is the cream puff pastry, made with top quality products and with an unmistakable taste. You must also try their cremini (with cream and blackberry, cream and pistachio, or cream and nutella), their boat-shaped shortcrusts and strudel with apple and cinnamon! For lovers of tradition, do not miss the pappatacci with raisins.
And to drink? Order a Fornacino, a coffee enriched with milk cream, cocoa powder and chocolate chips... try it!
Dolci & Dolcezze
Piazza Cesare Beccaria, 8/r
ph. +39 055 2345458
Do not be fooled by the appearance: this is not a boutique or a jewelry store. Open the door. Only in this way you will discover what an intimate and refined corner is this pastry shop. In fact, Dolci & Dolcezze is the perfect place to stop for breakfast. Absolutely not to be missed are the cream croissants, much appreciated by all customers. Moreover, the rice puddings and the delicious pastries with cream and orange are also not to be missed. Plus it's worth ordering their puff pastry with cooked cream!
To accompany your order, try the cappuccinos. They are super foamy!
Did we make your mouth water? We're not done yet! In fact, for those of you who like to step outside the box, absolutely try the anise flavored barley coffee.