Caffetteria delle Oblate: A Hidden Library Cafe with a View

Caffetteria delle Oblate


Address: Via dell’Oriuolo, 26, Florence, Italy

Hours: Mondays from 2:00pm to 7:00pm, Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00am to 12:00am

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phone: (+39) 055 263 9685

Type: bar, cafe

Go for: a snack, coffee, drinks, aperitivi

If you’re looking for a laid back atmosphere with a locals vibe, ample outdoor space and breathtaking views, look no further than Caffetteria delle Oblate. On the top floor of a fourteenth-century convent turned public library, a visit to Caffetteria delle Oblate is brimming with local culture. The cafe, flanked with glass walls, overlooks Brunelleschi’s stunning Duomo and opens up onto a gigantic terrace with panoramic views over the Florentine cityscape.

Despite its privileged location, Caffetteria delle Oblate is far from exclusive; the only factor preventing you from going there is knowing how to find it. Offering an array of cultural events, from book presentations to live music, there is always a reason to stop by. Start your day off on the terrace with a fair-trade cup of coffee and organic baked goods or enjoy their 8 euro apertivo Tuesday – Saturday evening between 6:00 and 10:30 with a cocktail and whatever you like from the buffet. Caffetteria delle Oblate is the perfect place for a casual snack or to just sit back and relax while you take in the beauty of Florence. Just in case that’s not enough for you, the’ve also got free wifi.