Here is our selection of addresses where to find the best desserts in Florence Italy. Both for a tasty breakfast and for a relaxing snack, the places proposed also have tables for on-site consumption.
I Dolci di Patrizio Cosi, artisan pastry shop in the centre of Florence
The desserts of Patrizio Cosi is an artisan pastry that since 1988 offers croissants, cream puffs, mignons, cakes and other artisanal delicacies that pass directly from the modern laboratory to the sales counter.
Here you can have breakfast, a snack or even a quick lunch:
for breakfast, you will find brioches, croissants, bomboloni or maritozzi;
for lunch, salads and light vegetable dishes or first courses;
as a snack, the famous “nonnine del Cosi”, freshly baked mini torte della nonna, filled with artisanal cream, cooked in the copper pot as in the past. In the chocolate version, they are called “nonnini”.
I Dolci di Patrizio Cosi is in 15r, Borgo degli Albizi, Florence.
Gilli Caffè, a historic pastry shop in Piazza della Repubblica
Bakery, chocolate shop, restaurant and cocktail bar in a historic room with wood panelling opened in 1733 by a Swiss family. It has outdoor tables in Piazza della Repubblica and a historic Liberty-style room.
It offers refined mignon pastries, cakes, dry pastries, jellies, bonbons, single portions, sweets for anniversaries such as panettone and colombe but also chocolates of all kinds, all made with the best raw materials. Among the chocolate proposals, Alkermes chocolates, pralines, dragées, bars and spreadable creams stand out.
The delicious hot chocolate is a traditional classic for a delicious break.
The desserts of the artisan tradition are reinterpreted in a modern key by the expert pastry chefs who make them with the best products and with both Italian and international pastry techniques.
The Gambero Rosso guide assigned Caffè Gilli three beans and three cups, thanks to the superb espresso that is made here.
Caffè Gilli is in 1r, via Roma, Florence.
Scudieri with a view of Piazza Duomo
Scudieri is an elegant café inaugurated in 1939 that offers pastries, coffee and lunch options, with outdoor tables with breath-taking views of the Cathedral and the Baptistery of San Giovanni.
It is Florentine artisan pastry and biscuits with homemade desserts: an infinite number of proposals, including vegan ones. For pastries, desserts, ice creams and biscuits, quality in the selection of raw materials is always the most important thing. Four-legged friends are welcome here.
Scudieri is in 19/R, Piazza San Giovanni, Florence.
Robiglio, historic pastry shop in Florence
The Robiglio pastry shop has been open since 1928. Its founder, of Turin origins, brought Piedmontese techniques and experience in chocolate processing, decoration and confectionery to Florence. Even today, you can taste historical preparations such as the Campagnola cake, the Fruttodoro and the Gallettine al Latte.
Robiglio is in via dei Medici in Florence
Rivoire, tables overlooking the Piazza della Signoria
Rivoire is a restaurant, bakery but, above all, a chocolate shop in an exclusive location like that of Piazza della Signoria.
Enrico Rivoire, chocolatier of the Savoy royal family, inaugurated it in 1872, when Florence was the capital of Italy.
Not to miss a cup of hot chocolate, but among the artisanal products, the gianduiotti, the spreadable cream chocolate or the delicious cremini are worth trying.
Rivoire is in Piazza della Signoria in Florence