As the semester is coming to an end, I am reflecting upon the amazing things I have experienced here in Florence. My time here was filled with rainy days and canvasses, gelato in busy piazzas, notebooks an take-away pizza’s and of course a lot of people watching and pastries in Florentine coffeeshops.
Each of these cafe’s hold a special place in my heart and has influenced my experience of the town. These were the places where I met up with new friends, journaled, worked on my laptop or just sat and soaked in the fresh aroma’s of ‘originale Italiano cafe’.
Address: Via dei Fossi 15 r, 50123, Florence, Italy
Opening times: Mondays- closed; Tues-Sun 10:00-20:00
Todo Modo is a bookshop and bar close to the river which makes delicious coffee in their custom-painted mugs and makes a mean slice of cheesecake (alongside many other delicious meals). Enjoy your coffee in an oasis of plants growing from the sunroof while improving your Italian literature. To check out the schedule of trendy events hosted in their theatre, check out their website here.
Adres: Via de’ ginori 56 r, 50123 Florence, Italy
Opening times: All day until 22:00 or 23:00.
Simbiosi consists two parts: a cafe and a restaurant. The cafe is a beautiful small section built above a wine cellar (which you can see under your feet when you order coffee). This cafe’s relaxed atmosphere makes it perfect to spend your afternoons cuddled up on one of the couches with a acaii-bowl and a cappuccino. The cafe also stays open quite late, which makes it perfect for an after-dinner drink or snack.
Carla de Beer is an Applied Illustration Design major from South Africa, currently studying at SRISA for the Spring 2019 semester. She is also the founder of LUCA, an illustration-based online store. Check out www.lucaillustration.com or follow her on instagram @luca.illustration.