Caffè degli Artigiani Florence

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Caffè degli Artigiani – Simply charming

Situated in the little square once upon a time known for prostitutes, Piazza della Passera (ask a local for a direct translation of the name because I won’t tell you) is one of the most popular places among Florence locals today. Caffè degli Artigiani from 1945 was, as the name indicates, made for the craftsmen in the area to gather over a coffee or drink after a long work day. Now it’s a popular bar among all locals to have a chilled Prosecco in the shadow of the quiet backstreet.

On the menu there are simple options like salad, sandwiches, sweets and cakes. The staff is relaxed and very friendly. The interior is very homely and cozy with its mixed furniture and easy style. When I first came to Florence I remember it was one of the few places that felt like a Swedish café, where you could sit for hours talking over lunch or a cup of tea.

A little practical note is that they have the old school “standing toilet” or “hole in the floor”, a rarity not often seen today. Just so that there are no surprises!

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Details about this spot



Via dello Sprone, 16, Florence

Telephone number


Opening Times

08:00 - 01:00 daily


Glass of wine: € 5


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