Coffee! The guide to the best coffee shops in Venice

Italians take coffee seriously more than any other nationality. It’s not possible to visit Italy without trying the coffee. And Venice is no exception. You can’t go to Italy without trying coffee, whether you’re a coffee addict or just a regular coffee drinker. Or maybe you’re a freelancer looking for wifi that will compliment your flat white. Venice is the city where coffee was first introduced to Europe. If you are serious about learning more about the Italian coffee scene, then check out our most recent guide to the best cafés in Venice.

Where can you find the best coffee and pastries? Venice

Coffee is no longer a drink. It’s now a full-fledged institution. There are many factors to consider such as cost, scenery, pastry options, and sometimes connectivity. It can be difficult to decide where to go for coffee. You will need flow charts and spread sheets. Perhaps you should reevaluate how much time you spend on deciding where to get coffee. Don’t worry! This guide will help you navigate Venice’s coffee scene.

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Enjoy fresh black coffee

Did you know that coffee was originally brought to Europe via Venice?

It is interesting to note that the history of coffee has a connection with Venice. Venetian merchants brought the strange powder from Istanbul back to Venice in the 17th century. It was a great success. It was initially sold as a medicine elixir that could be used to treat everything, from smallpox to head maladies. It was soon marketed as an exotic new beverage, and merchants started selling it to wealthy people, charging a steep mark-up.

The upper classes valued coffee, but it became more popular because of its stimulant properties. The new drink was a subject of suspicion. It was condemned by the Venetian clergy as “the bitter drink Satan”. However, Pope Clement VIII tried it and he disagreed.

“This devil’s drink tastes so good, we should cheat him by baptizing it.” He allegedly even baptized some coffee beans! Coffee was officially recognized as a Catholic religion by Catholics all over the globe, regardless of whether it is true or not. As a result, the drink quickly spread throughout Europe and Italy. It quickly became a popular breakfast drink. People soon discovered that caffeine was more effective than alcohol in waking up, making them more productive and alert.

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It is fitting that Venice was the home of the first Italian and European coffeehouse. Caffe Florian was established by Floriano Francesconi on 1720. It marked the dawn of a new era. In Europe, coffeehouses were a popular place to meet people from all walks of society. Coffee-houses became a place where everyone could learn and share their knowledge, from the upper classes to the workers.

If you are looking for a place where you can study in Venice, or a location with good internet connectivity, then you may not be in luck. Although it is common for students and freelancers to work in coffee shops in Europe, this trend has not caught on in Italy. You’ll find only one Starbucks in Italy – it’s in Milan.

It has a lot in common with the Italian coffee culture. Italians prefer to drink coffee at the bar, and often in the form espresso. This is cheaper than buying an espresso (80 cents). It also encourages a genuine appreciation of your drink.

Riccardo Bettella, Walks of Italy’s Venice Operations Manager, told me that “in old-fashioned Venice, we are really traditional.” The cafes are for people who just want to enjoy a cup of coffee, while the libraries are for students and workers. If you need somewhere to work, a library or its cafeteria like the Querini Stampalia is a good option. After you’re done with your work, enjoy a cup of coffee guilt-free!

Continue reading: The Ultimate Guide to Drinking Coffee Like an Italian

Venice’s coffee scene

For artisan coffee, go to: Caffe del Doge

Caffe del Doge, a quiet spot near the Rialto Bridge, is a place you don’t want miss if youre a Venice coffee lover. This unassuming cafe, which was established in the 1950s packs a big punch. It uses artisan-roasted beans and offers a variety of brews that will please even the most sophisticated taste buds. You won’t regret browsing their extensive menu and trying one of their richly roasted espressos.

Caffe del Doge can be found just a few steps from Rialto Bridge

Caffe Florian is a place to get a taste of coffee history

Caffe Florian is the first European cafe to open. This cafe was founded in 1720. The plush interior is proof of Venetian history. Caffe Florian coffee is a bit more expensive than others, but it’s not about just getting your caffeine fix. Enjoying the experience and taking in the rich atmosphere inside these historic walls is the main goal. This elegant cafe is well-known for its past patrons such as Lord Byron and Charles Dickens. It was also the first cafe to serve women during the eighteenth-century.

The elegance of Caffe Florian

For more variety, go to: Torrefazione Cannaregio

Torrefazione Cannaregio, a district in Venice, is a paradise for coffee lovers. A vast selection of coffees are neatly hidden behind the counter on mahogany shelves. This cafe is easily spotted by its awning. Once you have a look at the variety of coffees available, you will be happy you stopped by.

Torrefazione Cannaregio

Adagio Caffe & Wine bar is a late-opening spot.

Do you prefer wine or coffee? Do you prefer to drink coffee day- or night? It would be wonderful not to have to choose. Adagio Caffe and Wine Bar are open until 11 p.m. most evenings. They should be on every night owl’s radar while in Venice. This cafe also serves tasty Venetian Cichetti and tempting Cocktails. It’s a win-win situation. For evening drinks, make sure to read our guide to drinking like an Italian.

Adagio Caffe & Wine Bar opens late most nights

For a sweet treat, delve into: Pasticceria Tonolo

There is nothing better than a cup of freshly brewed coffee with something sweet. Pasticceria Tonolo does not disappoint. Before you head out on a day of sightseeing and adventure in Venetian, grab some delicious cannoli filled with mascarpone, freshly baked jam tarts, or flaky croissants. It’s not difficult to choose the right one. The only problem is choosing the right one. You should also check out our introduction of Italian pastries, cakes and cakes.

Sfogliatella, a favorite pastry in Italy

Caffe Brasilia is the best spot for a cozy coffee.

This is truly a hole in the wall café. If you aren’t careful, it could be easy to miss this spot – but that would make a huge mistake. Caffe Brasilia’s welcoming atmosphere is as warm as the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. This spot is a great choice for light snacks during the day, paired with a smooth cup of coffee.

Enjoy a creamy cappuccino at Caffè Brasilia

Stop by Sullaluna for the most unusual spot.

Part bookshop, part bistro, 100 percent healthy. Sallaluna is a relaxed cafe with rustic furniture. This cafe offers a variety of vegetarian options and is great for those looking for a quick bite to go with their delicious coffee.

Cosy Sallaluna cafe in Venice!

Cosy Sallaluna cafe in Venice!

Rosa Salva is the place to go for the best espresso.

Rosa Salva was founded in 1870 by Andrea Rosa. It started as a mobile catering company that delivered freshly prepared food to Venetian villas along Brenta River. They have many cafes scattered throughout the city. It doesn’t matter what you choose, you will enjoy the richness of Venice and watching life pass by.

Delicious espressos can be found at Rosa Salva

After you have gotten your caffeine, you will want to make the most of your day by exploring Venice . Take a day tour of all the top attractions in the city with our Venice Day Tour, or visit our delicious Venice Food Tour to enjoy the best markets and cicchetti.

The elegance of Caffe Florian

For more variety, go to: Torrefazione Cannaregio

Torrefazione Cannaregio, a district in Venice, is a paradise for coffee lovers. A vast selection of coffees are neatly hidden behind the counter on mahogany shelves. This cafe is easily spotted by its awning. Once you have a look at the variety of coffees available, you will be happy you stopped by.

Torrefazione Cannaregio

Adagio Caffe & Wine bar is a late-opening spot.

Do you prefer wine or coffee? Do you prefer to drink coffee day-time or at night? It would be wonderful not to have to choose. Adagio Caffe and Wine Bar are open until 11 p.m. most evenings. They should be on every night owl’s radar while in Venice. This cafe also serves tasty Venetian Cichetti and tempting Cocktails. It’s a win-win situation. For evening drinks, make sure to read our guide to drinking like an Italian.

Adagio Caffe & Wine Bar opens late most nights

For a sweet treat, delve into: Pasticceria Tonolo

There is nothing better than a cup of freshly brewed coffee with something sweet. Pasticceria Tonolo does not disappoint. Before you head out on a day of sightseeing and adventure in Venetian, grab some delicious cannoli filled with mascarpone, freshly baked jam tarts, or flaky croissants. It’s not difficult to choose the right one. The only problem is choosing the right one. You should also check out our introduction of Italian pastries, cakes and cakes.

Sfogliatella, a favorite pastry in Italy

Caffe Brasilia is the best spot for a cozy coffee.

This is truly a hole in the wall café. If you aren’t careful, it could be easy to miss this spot – but that would make a huge mistake. Caffe Brasilia’s welcoming atmosphere is as warm as the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. This spot is a great choice for light snacks during the day, paired with a smooth cup of coffee.

Enjoy a creamy cappuccino at Caffè Brasilia

Stop by Sullaluna for the most unusual spot.

Part bookshop, part bistro, 100 percent healthy. Sallaluna is a relaxed cafe with rustic furniture. This cafe offers a variety of vegetarian options and is great for those looking for a quick bite to go with their delicious coffee.

Cosy Sallaluna cafe in Venice!

Cosy Sallaluna cafe in Venice!

Rosa Salva is the place to go for the best espresso.

Rosa Salva was founded in 1870 by Andrea Rosa. It started as a mobile catering company that delivered freshly prepared food to Venetian villas along Brenta River. They have many cafes scattered throughout the city. It doesn’t matter what you choose, you will enjoy the richness of Venice and watching life pass by, especially if your favorite coffee is espresso.

Delicious espressos can be found at Rosa Salva

After you have gotten your caffeine, you will want to make the most of your day by exploring Venice . Take a day tour of all the top attractions in the city with our Venice Day Tour, or visit our delicious Venice Food Tour to enjoy the best markets and cicchetti.

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