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News Cafe

#403 of 2,027 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
San Lorenzo
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Via del Giglio, 59, Florence, Italy
+39 055 265 4310
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Palo Alto, CA
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71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a popular coffee place for locals. The very affordable cappuccinos are excellent, although you need to specifically ask for the fabulous cocoa drawings of local florentine sights on top!

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Thank 13AnnD13
Doha, Qatar
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I had breakfast today in News Cafè. Its really nice with positive vibes. The person making the cappuccino is very nice and welcoming. I said I want the Duomo picture on my cappuccino and he smiled and did it professionally. Definitely going back. Even the panini is sooo good, the bread is crispy.

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Thank Maryam M
Paris, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A must do in Florence for all capucino lovers, you'll be very amazed by the service... And price! Pastery is also very tempting, a perfect way to start your day.

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Thank ladyiswee
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great for a few drinks before you go out for dinner (cocktails €5). Waiter/owner was very friendly would certainly go again.

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Thank James_Derek
Orange County, California
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199 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

A latte, mochaccino, and 2 bottles of water for €6? Ridiculously cheap for the quality, latte art, and an AC place to sit for 2 hours. We had to ask for our check twice because the bartender didn't want us to leave. How often does that happen?

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Thank SoVerySoCal
Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Excellent customer service; great cappuccino and pastry. Highly recommend. Warm greeting upon entering, designs in the cream are amazing; reasonably priced; wonderful wait staff

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Thank rbsel
London
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a stop if you want a coffee, smoothie or pastries. They were all delicious. But what was most notable was the friendly welcome from the barrister. He definitely make the Italian coffee experience special for the kids with his drawings on our cappuccino. A smile always goes a very long way. Grazzie

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Thank choucroutelondon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We went here because of the good rating. The quality is definitely below Florence's average and highly overpriced if you want to sit outside. There are doubtlessly better places to drink coffee in this great city.

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Thank Moritz Alexande... M
YORK
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Guy making cappuccino does an awesome job of making designs in your drink. He made us three different versions of the Duomo and joked with all the customers as they came in. Best 1.3 Euros spent on Cappuccino in Florence

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Ordered frappacino (iced coffee) for something around €2.50 and a moccachino with Nutella. Looks amazing and presented well but I found the coffee very weak. Frappacino tastes more like iced milk, and the moccachino was also rather bland - Nutella was a great hit though. Perhaps ask for a double shot or order the hot coffees if you're in need... More 

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Thank Priscilla T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Giglio, 59, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 265 4310

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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