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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Café
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“"The oldest and most popular coffeehouse in the world, right in Saint Mark's Square" The oldest coffeehouse in the world, the Florian was founded in Saint Mark’s square in 1720. Since its foundation, it has become a reference in Venice and in Europe, due to its innovations and its role as the Venetian meeting point for celebrities, artists, and luminaries from all over the world. Creator of the Biennale and first Cafe to have a permanent orchestra, “Caffè Florian” offers the possibility to grab a quick coffee, but it is known also for its a cocktail, breakfast or a full meal. Be aware this Caffè is very expensive, but it offers an amazing experience! Plunge into this unique atmosphere and breathe history, elegance, and beauty.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“in my opinion, one of the best places in Mestre and Venice! The food is good and not that expensive. You can drink one of the finest Spritz here! And you must try the cicchetti: polpette di carne and mozzarella in carrozza (which comes in different versions). If you want to have dinner or lunch, it’s highly recommended to reserve a table!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee, capuccino and other specialties based on coffee. Only standing. Perfect stop on your way to the Ghetto or Madonna dell'Orto Church. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Here you can drink traditional Italian Coffee in a lot of different and original ways”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“There are a lot of caffè where people meet and stay all night from 6 pm drinking wine or "Spritz". Ci sono molti bar e caffè che dalle 18 in poi si animano di ragazzi che chiacchierano bevendo Spritz”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“This is My favourite place for a drink or a snack . The architecture is gorgeous and it's a very informal place. It's lovely to sit outside.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Choose local to eat a quick snack, or have a good breakfast, a drink or just get ice cream.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“LUNCH! Situated at Palazzo Giustinian’s ground floor. The headquarters of the Fondazione Biennale. It’s easy, good, fast and non expensive! The best non expensive terrace in the San Marco area, or maybe in entire Venice”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“For anyone looking for a Michelin-star experience! This restaurant is situated on the “piano nobile” of the Gran Caffè Quadri and enjoys a stunning view over St. Mark's Square. It offers a modern take on traditional Italian and Venetian dishes, interpreted by the finesse of Max Alajmo. The atmosphere inside the rooms of this restaurant is one of mystery, beauty and poetry. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
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“At first sight, “Nono Colussi” (literally Grandfather Colussi) shop seems like an ordinary bakery. In this historical place, biscuits and cakes are freshly baked daily since 1956. The reason to look for this spot is the typical Venetian “focaccia”. A soft and fluffy cake made with yeast base. Nono Colussi’s way to bake this sponge focaccia is the most famous in town and it’s worth the walk and the price (€ 17 for the small one) for tasting it. When I was a child, my aunt usually bought this delicious sweet focaccia for me and my sister. We used to enjoyed it, slice by slice in less than one day. While you are waiting for the package of your focaccia, you can try another amazing pastry baked by Nono Colussi. I really suggest the krapfen stuffed with cream: a real stairway to Heaven. Dorsoduro 2867a, calle lunga San Barnaba, Venice, Italy ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Se si vuole bere un aperitivo o un amaro è un posto molto alla moda a buoni prezzi e con bella musica. il divertimento è assicurato”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Scendete dall'autobus e non perdetevi una pastina o una frittella di Milady...non ve ne pentirete!!!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“Rosa Salva’s pastry shops offers fresh dessert, patisserie and Venetian specialty, loved by Venetian and those who are looking for the true Venetian tradition. The wide section of savoury includes dishes for tasty luncheon and the well-known tramezzini.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“This tiny bar near Rialto is standing room only, with some of the best cicchetti in town. You’ll get to taste Venetian specialties fresh from the market like baccala mantecato, a creamy concotion of dried cod whipped with oil and sarde in saor, sardines in a sauce of slowly cooked onions and raisins. The selection of wines is also excellent, with a focus on small producers around the Veneto. You won’t always find it open late, so it’s best to stop in earlier before all the best dishes have been gobbled up.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Farini is a coffe bar suitable both for breakfast, lunch or brunch. Farini offers a variety of options like great coffe, pizza and also something for vegetarian and vegan people. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“A great Osteria where you can stop to taste some typical cicheti and drink a couple of Spritz or Wine glasses”
  • 8 locals recommend