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“Caffè, cornetti and cocktails”

Chiaroscuro Firenze
Ranked #14 of 87 Coffee & Tea in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Duomo
Reviewed July 14, 2012

I had a late arrival in Firenze and just ordered the traditional Italian breakfast - an expresso coffee and a croissant - but just noticed the bartender was shaking a mixer for the customers next to me. It is also a cocktail bar, and the drinks had a really luring look!

By the way, the staff speaks English. Most of the people there that day were italians, apparently locals, so the place is not only oriented to tourists.

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Thank ASalinas
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

I've been here twice, once by myself in the spring 2006, and again with family and relatives in spring of 2012. The first visit was on the strength of a guidebook recommendation, the second time was because I enjoyed the first visit (and yes, the updated guidebook still recommends this place). The buffet is excellent, the staff are friendly and competent, the coffee house atmosphere is great, and it's in the perfect location for anyone sightseeing in the city center of Florence.

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Thank Mark F
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

amazing espresso, and at 1euro, an absolute pleasure. Their brioches at 1euro were also a welcome breakfast treat. Returned a few times over the 3 days we were there and even went back to try their lunch option of salads and pastas - bit pricey for the portions (6.50eu for mix salads and 9eu for their meat dishes) but tasty - never tried their aperitivo hour but reckon it would be a good bet.

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Reviewed May 12, 2012

Chiaroscuro was recommended by our Bed & Breakfast and turned out to be our most memorable meal in Florence. Excellent coffee and a very reasonably priced buffet with regional Tuscan dishes. Fun and very lively atmosphere. Loved the large selection of coffee drink options, too.

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Thank TravelOn11
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We stumbled on this place, which is both a bar-restaurant and a coffee-house, after attending a free organ concert at the church next door. Every night til 8:30-9:00, there is an all-you-can-eat buffet plus one drink. The food won't win any Michelin stars, but it is certainly tasty and typical, as well as plentiful. The owner is exceedingly nice, helpful and non-pushy. He recommended wonderful wines for each of us, and encouraged us to keep coming back for more food. The other guests seemed to be enjoying themselves as well,and we struck up a memorable conversation with a couple visiting from Mexico. Definitely a fun evening, especially if you aren't up for a huge dinner and want to relax in a casual setting..

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Thank Sweetpea2529
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