Said to be Wagner’s favorite cafe (look for the plaque inside), and the hangout of fellow composer Franz Liszt, Lavena lies on the opposite side of the piazza to Florian and was founded just a few decades later in 1750. Expect the same high prices and surcharges here (a famous case in 2013 saw seven tourists charged 100€ for four coffees and three liqueurs), though unlike Florian, if you stand and drink at the bar you’ll pay much less than sitting at a table (coffee is just 1€). Open daily 9:30am–11pm (closed Tues in winter).
Piazza San Marco 133–134
Our Rating Transportation Vaporetto: San Marco Phone 041-5224070 Web site Caffè Lavena
MapPiazza San Marco 133–134 Venice
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