This is perhaps the oldest café in the world, dating back to 1720, where countless influential Europeans sat at the tables. I was lucky enough to visit during Carnival and, although a bit pricey, it is worth it to feel transported back in time to the Golden Age of the 'Serenissima'. We went as the 'canons' dictated, I.e. with our 'Venetian' costumes on, and could not count the number of pictures we took. A unique experience. Recommended 100%
[Poi = 94685] Florian [/ poi] or Quadri? It's a dilemma you have when you want to grab a coffee in the Piazza San Marco. Luckily, 2 nights after we finished our tour of Venice, we ended up in this square, so I could try both cafes. Which is better? Everyone has different tastes, but for the view, I prefer Quadri. Located under the arches of the Procuradurías Viejas, this beautiful cafe opened its doors in 1775 and was run by Giorgio Quadri. During part of the year (at least until mid-October) it has a beautiful terrace in the piazza, which is worth checking out at night, listening to the wonderful orchestra playing the classics. You can have a cocktail For almost the same price as a coffee .
In the Piazza dei Signori in Vicenza, this is the perfect place to have a quick lunch while enjoying a beautiful view of the Basilica. Divided over two floors, it's quite a busy spot, but the tables are served quickly. In good weather, I recommend sitting on the small terrace on the first floor ... alone with your dreams.
When we went to this cafe in Verona we didn't know it was a franchise; later we were informed that there are several in Italy. The Verona branch is a large place that seemed a bit empty. We liked the variety of products they offer, and the long opening hours - you can go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The food and service are good, and the prices are what you'd expect from this touristy area.
This fabulous pastry shop overlooks the Piazza dei Signori, and is a real temptation for the senses: when you look in the window at the bright colours of the cakes and pies, how could you not be lured in? Upon entering, we were overwhelmed by the aromas ... cakes, coffee, cream ... wow! It's almost impossible to choose from the selections on offer, but everything we tried was delicious.
That Illy coffee is one of the most popular in Italy is a fact. So when you're in the shadow of the Palladian Basilica, where better to go for a good coffee? Illy is located in the city centre and offers the full range of the legendary Trieste coffee: espresso, chocolate, cold coffee with cream ... delicious! Here also they sell coffee machines to take home, coffee cups, and all you could ask for!
Winter has arrived ... what could be more comforting than a cup of coffee and a zabaglione? In the Cafe Pigafetta, you'll find delicious chocolates and lovely local coffees ... in fact, they blend their own secret variety here, the best in the city! High-quality tea, too, from China, India and Ceylon, with aromas of spices, flowers, fruits and exotic herbs. There's an area for snacks, too, and a place where you can buy gifts, like teapots and boxes of chocolates.
This is a perfect spot for a lunch break on the fly, or a coffee with friends. The atmosphere is very welcoming, made more green by the leaves of the climbing plants that adorn the ceiling. The staff are priceless, always ready to put customers at ease and greet you with a smile. Abundance Brunch allows you to enjoy a delicious lunch spending very little and eating well: try the vegetarian focaccia at € 2.20!
I came across RETRObar was I was just walking through the streets of Verona. I checked out the menu and saw that it was mainly vegetarian and Italian food. I decided to get their homemade ice cream shake and iced coffee, both very unique. The cafe is amazing on the inside though the terrace is pleasant as well. It's not cheap, but it's worth it. Don all with a unique twist! The home is amazing inside and it has a very cozy terrace. If you go through Verona, be sure to visit. Tip: it's not too cheap but worth it.
This is an unmissable experience! Delicious croissants, cream candy that melts in the mouth, but especially the miniature chocolate cakes. This won Italy the World Cup for chocolate in 1997. The following year, they opened a branch in Brussels.
They say that this is where you can enjoy the best strudel in Padua. You have to try it! This super-central spot offers a wide selection of pastry. Be sure to try the hot, dense, fragrant chocolate, which is equivalent to eating half a box of chocolates! Ideal for breakfast and lunch, the service is friendly, and the place is warm and cozy. It's small, but in the summer, there are also tables outside where you can admire the Palazzo della Ragione and enjoy delicious cakes.
This is one of the most interesting Gothic buildings in Vicenza, the headquarters of Cioccolato chocolate. Chocolate with nuts, with chili, with rum, with paprika ... there's so much on offer here! The gift packages are wonderful, original, and ideal for any occasion! Lovers of toast and sandwiches will also find something here, and you can enjoy salted almonds and chocolate covered coffee beans ... delicious!
In Padua this a glutton's paradise as there are countless patisseries of all sorts, all fresh and top quality. In the old town, there are plenty of them on the outskirts, so it's rather more difficult to play it safe. This pastry shop is on a road that leads to the Fair, in a fairly nondescript building (but has outdoor space). If you pass by here looking for a place to have breakfast or snack, please try it. Everything is of great quality: it pays to go for more than a taste.