We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

PopCafe

Neighbourhood:
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Piazza Santo Spirito 18/A r, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 217475
Website
Today
09:00 - 19:30
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 09:00 - 19:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 41: English reviews
Level Contributor
24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They do cheap, decent coffee in the morning and cheap, decent cocktails at night. The food is pretty average though.

Helpful?
Thank melbournefoodie1100
Patras, Greece
Level Contributor
29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The square is very nice, the cafe has a buffet for the happy hour you can eat all you can in a fixed price, you pay for your drinks.

Helpful?
Thank AnastasiaPat13
Level Contributor
4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

so basically the drinks were nice, the white wine: delicious. the cocktails...fair(but I'm a barman-mixologist myself so hard to impress). The waitress was lovely, the barmen was a douchbag, very unfriendly but possibly because of language barriers so excusable. However when the bill arrived they added euros on at everychance, water listed for 1 euro charged us 2, mojito listed... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nathaniel B
Bradford, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

PopCafe sits on the side of Piazza Santo Spirito, "Oltrarno", on the other side of the Arno from the Duomo. In warm weather there are outdoor tables and the Piazza itself is usually a wonderful, less hectic location than the main tourist areas. PopCafe offers lunch, brunch and their Aperitivo buffet. Buy one drink and the buffet is included. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gessoman
Florianopolis, SC
Level Contributor
86 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Piazza Santo Spirito is full of places where you can have a drink, dinner or just have the delicious apperitivo. PopCafe was very nice, service is quite good. We had drinks and beer and had also the apperitivo buffet, which was good. A nice option at Piazza Santo Spirito

Helpful?
Thank Gomesgm
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Came here for drinks after dinner in the piazza. No cocktail/wine list available. Ordered a wine and cocktail and bartender ridiculed the drink order, making us feel quite uncomfortable. Drinks were average. When asking about wine options staff were quite dismissive/unhelpful. Sat outside which was nice but that was about it. Good people watching. Partner used the unisex toilet which... More 

Helpful?
Thank mofferty
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped here twice. First time after dinner for wine and second time in the morning just for a Coke in the sun before our plane. We enjoyed both times, a little expensive but the square is known for its high prices. Would return in future but after looking at other reviews would not be trying the cocktails.

Helpful?
Thank lucyndabee
Level Contributor
36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

This place used to be very popular and you'd struggle to find a table so I should've known something was up when we arrived and had our pick of the tables. We ordered a Spritz each (€7) which included aperitivo (buffet food from the bar). Wow what a terrible mess - chopped Frankfurter sausage, chopped cabbage, horrid pea purée on... More 

Helpful?
Thank MaryContrary0
Thessaloniki, Greece
Level Contributor
42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

suggested for apperetivo in a nice square not the best in florence ,but value for money. enjoy!!!!!!

Helpful?
Thank mpbumpi
Sydney
Level Contributor
80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

We had already been stung by a restaurant directly opposite Pop Cafe and didn't think that lightening could hit twice Well how wrong could we be. There were 4 of us and the order was 2 small mineral waters , 1 macchiato and 1 cappuccino ie 4 drinks. We were sitting outside. The bill was €12.80 . Queried the bill... More 

Helpful?
Thank SimonFSydney

Travellers who viewed PopCafe also viewed

Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 
Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 
Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 

Been to PopCafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cuisine
Cafe, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 19:30
Thursday
09:00 - 19:30
Friday
09:00 - 19:30
Saturday
09:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Santo Spirito 18/A r, 50125, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
  • Phone Number: +39 055 217475

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from PopCafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santo Spirito / San Frediano

Neighbourhood Profile
Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
Explore this neighbourhood