I cannot understand the complaints about the cost of things here! It is not a "trap". The prices are clearly displayed and it's not as if people drag you in! I visit Florence every Autumn and have tried all the "top" cafès in turn. In the week I spend in Florence, I treat myself to a posh coffee and cake at one or other of them. It is a TREAT. Anyone who thinks differently doesn't understand the point. If I want a reasonably priced meal and a quick coffee I to other places. If I want elegance and the best sachertorte on the planet, I go to Gillis. So it's more expensive! It's worth it! And the coffee and cakes are better than either next door or other similar establishments, IMHO!