NileGuide Expert Says:
A great stop for a quick gelato or coffee.
Piazza di Santo Spirito, 8, Florence, Italy
Caffé Ricchi is located in the quintessential Piazza Santo Spirito next to a restaurant that bears the same name and is owned by the same owner. This locale has been around since 1956 and is open daily and serves all meals of the day. You can enjoy a typical Italian breakfast with a brioche and a cappuccino. Sit outside and sip your cappuccino. Lunch can be from a primo piatto(first course-pasta) or a panino if you are in a rush. They serve hot and cold dishes as well as delicious desserts and gelato. There is a back room where you can warm up during the winter months. Admire the 200 pictures of the facade of Santo Spirito Church that hang all over the café. These paintings, drawings, prints and photographs were created by local artists during a competition in 1981. The artists of the city chose to depict the church in how are they see it. They pieces of art were then donated to the café and then displayed.