Yet another state in the Cibreo Empire, this popular café has a lot going for it. Most of all, Chef Fabbio Pichi and the kitchen of Cibreo behind it. But most people come for the outdoor patio with its sunny setting right outside the Sant’Ambrogio market. On sunny mornings, tables are full of people taking a cappuccino, sacks of fresh produce at their feet. Open continuously from morning to night, you can come here for a coffee and pastry, cocktail or for a full meal.
Don’t let the word “Caffé” the title confuse you, a meal here doesn’t come at caffé prices. There is a daily fixed menu which offers a small selection of dishes.
A patchwork of four tiny dining rooms built around a central bar, the restaurant feels cozy and close. Built with warm wooden walls and floors, with a mitch-match of décor including velvety seats that look rescued from an old theater, the Caffé seems the hybrid of the three other properties with prices and service hovering firmly between casual trattoria and exclusive restaurant.
A meal here is accompanied by crusty bread and thick almond flavored skordalia to spread on top. The classic chicken liver crostini converts even avowed liver dissenters, deftly balancing the funky liver flavors with just a hint of sweetness and a rich creamy smooth texture. A bowl of one of their signature velvety soups and the chicken liver crostini or even the almond skordalia, makes a lovely cool weather lunch.
Signature Dish: (Polpettine di Pollo e Ricotta) Chicken and Ricotta Meatballs
Get It!: Fegato Crostini (Bread with Chicken Liver Spread)
Via A. Del Verrocchio, 5r, Florence. tel: +39 055 234 58 53