Cafe Florian: "Outrageously expensive but what an experience" Caffè Florian Tip by SPW

Caffè Florian, Venice: 19 reviews and 24 photos

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      Florian's orchestra tunes up
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We went to St Mark's early to avoid the worst of the crowds and then had breakfast at Cafe Florian.
We were seated in a small salon with padded banquettes, small marble topped tables and chairs. The room was highly decorated with old paintings, mirrors and wallpaper with red and gilt everywhere. The waiters wore white jackets and the trays were elegantly arrnged.
The caffe e cornetto was reasonable but my companions were hungrier and with their paninis, breakfast came to nearly 50 euros but how can you put a price on such a special experience.
As we left, the orchestra was tuning up and many of the outside tables were taken.

Address: Locale storico d'Italia, Sala d'ingresso
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: The Piazza.
Phone: +39 041 520 5641
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Coffeehouse
Website: http://www.caffeflorian.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 16, 2007
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