Every time I arrive in a new city I immediately search out the perfect cafe. An inviting space to serve as my first stop before a day full of exploration. Or a place to rest during a mid-day break.
Sometimes these cafes will serve as a cozy place for me to write or edit photos. As trying to work while traveling can be one of the hardest parts of being on the go.
As a travel blogger, I am constantly looking for ways to create a balance between writing my travel guides while also exploring the destination I’m in. Finding the perfect cafe can make all the difference.
Maybe you need to take a break from the sightseeing to get a little work done as well. So luckily for you, I’ve already located two of the best cafes in the heart of Florence! Here you can work comfortably, sip on your favorite Italian coffee and have access to free wifi!
Of course these two cafes aren’t just for those sitting behind their computer screens. La Ménagére and Ditta Artigianale are the perfect places for anyone traveling to Florence, Italy.
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The quaint cafe, located in the heart of Firenze, draws you in from the moment you notice the outdoor seating on the cobblestone streets of Via De’Ginori. Stepping inside you’ll admire the original interior from the former 19th century household store that used to exist in this space.
The shop has since been transformed into a beautiful restaurant while still staying true to the originality of the space.
Once inside you’ll find your new favorite spot amongst the rustic style furniture and smell the freshly baked goods wafting from the counter. The inspiration comes from the traditional trattoria style in Italy and the menu satisfies every palate.
La Ménagére 1896 continues to sell household goods, as well as, live plants. The ambiance of this cafe is perfect for all travelers looking to take a break from the tourists crowds in Firenze.
I have no idea how but I completely forgot to take photos of this adorable cafe! I guess that just means I’ll have to go back!
La Ménagére is located at Via de Ginori 8r.
With two different locations on either side of the Arno, this cafe is perfect for visitors who find themselves wandering all over the city. Both cafe’s have trendy interiors and an extensive drink menu.
The baristas are very friendly and will create the perfect customized drink just for you! Of course you are in Italy so you must try the espresso, or at least a macchiato!
The location at Ditta Sprone is the larger of the two, boasting a spacious upstairs seating area with plenty of tables and sofas.
They even sell their own coffee beans so when you’re back home from your amazing trip, you can reminisce over a steaming cup of your favorite blend.
The have a large breakfast and brunch menu with so many options to choose from. And the food is just as delicious as their coffees and teas!
Their location at Ditta Neri is much smaller but equally as charming. Ditta Artigianale also has one of the largest selections of gin in Italy and are well known for creating the perfect gin cocktail!
If you are visiting Florence it is definitely worth visiting one of their locations. They are located on either Via Dello Sprone 5r or Via dei Neri 32r.