This is my favorite place to have a coffee after lunch. On a sunny day, you may find yourself in the center of piazza Santo Spirito with a desire to sit at a bar and linger whiling gazing at the Basilica — and while the choices are many, Pitta M’Ingolli would be the best.
If you’re lucky, you’ll find a table outside under their red umbrellas, where you will be cozily close to your neighboring tables, which inspires a kind of camaraderie among the public, rather than a sense of overcrowding. If you’re staying in Florence for a while, this is a place where you may easily run into people. This is both because of its centrality and because, in the warmer months, the outdoor tables are crowded from morning until late at night.
The baristas are very friendly, and if you go often enough, they may even memorize how you like your espresso. The bar has many regulars, also because their coffee is incredibly priced at 90 cents! I’ve been coming long enough to remember when it used to be 80 cents. But I still come, and still appreciate that, in the heart of busy Santo Spirito, they somehow nod to an older Florence.