Caffe Gilli, Florence

Caffe Gilli, Florence

Founded in 1733, this most appealing of Piazza della Repubblica's expensive caffés moved to its present site in 1910. With its wood, marble, frescoed ceiling, and glass glinting in the light of Murano chandeliers, the lavish Belle Epoque interior is a sight in itself (there are rumors of an imminent modernization), but most choose to sit on the big outdoor terrace that's perfectly placed for people watching.

On a cold afternoon try the famous hot chocolate – it is very thick (almost like liquid pudding), topped with whipped cream, and comes in various blended flavours: almond, orange, coffee, gianduia, and cocoa. Gilli also serves delectable cakes, fruit tartlets and "millefoglie" (sheets of puff pastry filled with rich vanilla or chocolate Chantilly cream).

Tip:
Join the locals standing at the bar to enjoy an "aperitivo" drink with complimentary nibbles.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:30am–12am

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Sight Name: Caffe Gilli
Sight Location: Florence, Italy (See walking tours in Florence)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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