Occupying prime piazza real estate since 1720, this is one of the world’s oldest coffee shops, with a florid interior of 18th-century mirrors, frescoes and statuary. If you sit outside expect to pay 12€ for a cappuccino, 13€ for a beer and 20€ for a Bellini (spumante and fresh peach nectar; it’s 30€ with champagne), plus another 6€ if the orchestra plays (Mar–Nov). Open daily 9am–midnight (closed Wed in winter).
Piazza San Marco 56
Our Rating Transportation Vaporetto: San Marco Phone 041-5205641 Web site Caffè Florian