Venice Cafés Overview

Al Mercá - Café | Wine Bar in Venice

Venetians cherish their coffee, much like most Italians, and there are lots of great cafés in Venice to choose from in this lovely city. You don’t need a boat to get around in Venice, just pound a couple shots of local espresso and you’ll probably be able to walk on water.

Need to charge up before getting in some serious sightseeing? Hit up any café you see. Need to unwind after several hours of sightseeing? Then indulge in another good coffee and maybe a typical Italian dessert, all while enjoying a view of an ancient square, the canals, or just people passing by.

The Florian on Piazza San Marco is probably the most famous of all Venice cafés – with tourist prices to match – but you’ve also got cool jazz cafés, budget-friendly internet cafés, and nice cafeteria-style cafés away from the touristy areas which offer good value for the money.

So if you’re looking to relax with friends, read a book, grab a quick bite, or just watch the gondolas go by while sipping your coffee, the cafés in Venice are the perfect retreat for whatever mood you’re in.

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