The best breakfasts in the center of Florence
10 bars and bakeries not to be missed to start the morning with a smile
It is known: breakfast is the most important moment 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 do, then, to choose the best one? We are here! In fact, today we present the list of the best pastry shops in the area... are you ready to start your day on the right foot?
Via Roma, 1r
Gilli is the oldest coffee in Florence. In fact, this was born in 1733 by a Swiss family in a reality still Medici. To recognize 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 Maitre Patissier with a delicate hazelnut whipped pastry and cooked blackberries, finished with a wave of cream and mascarpone... a real treat for the eyes and the palate! Also, much appreciated is their signature pastry mignon.
Attention: it doesn't end here! In addition to all this, we recommend you try their coffee (with the addition of cream for the sweet tooth). In fact, Caffè Gilli has been awarded by Gambero Rosso with three 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.
Piazza di San Giovanni, 19
Scudieri was born in Florence 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 handcrafted and are always served freshly baked. To appreciate the variety offered by the counter where they include their cookies, mignons and even crumbly croissants.
Via de' Tornabuoni, 64/r
There is nothing better than starting your day, 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
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 the tastes of all! 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! In addition, 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
Robiglio confectionery was founded in 1928 by its founder, who fell in love with Florence at first sight. He brought to this city the techniques and experience in Piedmontese 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
Historical store in the city, opened in 1950 by Maria Luisa Falai and Vinicio Nencioni. A pastry bar born as a neighborhood store: 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
One of the strengths of Caffè Lietta is certainly the breakfast. In fact, the laboratory of this pastry shop churns out 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", that is a high pudding of short pastry filled with the most incredible goodness. It goes from "basic" flavors such as cream-ricotta, chocolate-pistachio or cream-berries, coming also to many other daily news 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 brioches. 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
Smiles, Enthusiasm, Refreshment, Cheerfulness, Fantasy, Irreplaceable, Born to entertain.
Pasticceria Serafini is all this. 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 from the 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, or cream and pistachio, or cream and nutella), their short pastry boats 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 drops... try it!
Dolci & Dolcezze
Piazza Cesare Beccaria, 8/r
Do not be fooled by 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 not to be missed. Plus it's worth ordering their puff pastry with cooked cream!
To accompany your order, try the cappuccinos. They are really rich in foam!
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 feel the anise flavored barley.
Between October and November the Florentine pastry shops will be enriched by a jewel. On the ground floor of the marvelous Helvetia & Bristol hotel in via dei Vecchietti, right in the city center, the new pastry shop of Iginio Massari will open!