The Best Coffee Shops and Cafes in Venice, Italy

The Best Coffee Shops and Cafes in Venice, Italy

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If you’ve ever been to Venice, Italy, you know that it’s just the best,

There’s no other city in the world that’s quite like Venice, that’s built on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals.

The historical significance of this great place is like no other, with tons of iconic churches, historical landmarks, and beautiful landscapes that have been around for centuries.

While Venice may be known for its incredible museums, galleries, and historic landmarks, there is another aspect of the city that is often overlooked:

Its exceptional coffee culture.

That’s right, exploring the local coffee scene of Venice is a great way to experience some of the best parts of the city—it’s truly a coffee lover’s dream.

The city is home to an array of charming and inviting coffee shops, each serving their own unique blends and treats that will leave you feeling energized and inspired.

Many of these places have been around for years, (some even centuries), while others are just beginning to get the ground running on artisan coffee production.

But no matter how long any of these places have been around, know this: if it’s on this list, it’s incredible.

Zero exceptions.

From spots to sip on your morning coffee, to places that can provide you with that much needed afternoon pick me up, Venice’s coffee scene has got you covered on all things java.

You won’t even miss the Americanized cold brew, that’s how great these spots are.

Whether you are a dedicated coffee connoisseur looking for a stylish coffee bar, or simply looking for a cozy spot to relax and take in the sights, Venice’s coffee shops offer something for everyone.

So grab your favorite travel mug and let’s explore some of the best places for a cup of Joe in one of the world’s most extraordinary cities.

Here are the best cafes in Venice, Italy.

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Aciugheta Café

Campo Santi Filippo e Giacomo, 4359, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

If you’ve ever been to this great place, you may recognize it for its iconic ‘cichéti,’ small sandwiches that kiss the line between modernity and classic Italian cuisine (this includes the anchovy cichéti). 

It’s also incredibly well known for its delicious pasta and authentic Italian pizza, and high quality ingredients and flavors.

But did you know that this great spot also offers amazing coffee, as well?

Yep, this charming café with outdoor seating located near the Scuola Grande di San Rocco is known to offer some of the best espresso in the area, as well as croissants, in addition to their sandwiches, pasta, and pizza.

So if you’re craving a light snack with some espresso on the side, this is the place for you.


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Al Todaro San Marco, 3, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

As soon as I found out that this great place was a gelateria, I was hooked.

There’s nothing better than authentic Italian gelato, it’s truly the best sweet treat there is.

That’s why I trust the coffee that comes out of every great place that serves this fine Italian delicacy, and Al Torado is no exception.

This tiny coffee shop may not look like much, but their espresso packs a punch. Plus, the owner is known for his friendly banter with customers.

Plus, it’s located right next door to Saint Mark’s square, with exquisite views of the surrounding area.

Come here and sip on your excellent coffee while watching the sunset after a long day, and trust me when I tell you that it’ll be worth it.

Caffè Florian San Marco, 57, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Pro tip: if a place has been around for around 300 years, it’s probably for a very good reason.

One of the oldest and most elegant cafés in Venice, Caffe Florian has been serving up great coffee since 1720.

This cafe is known for more of their unique experience, rather than just by their cafe alone.

The iconic local spot features neo-baroque splendor and modern art, so it’s perfect for even non coffee lovers to enjoy.

Aside from their visual art, they are known for their exquisite coffee blends and also offer a live orchestra performance daily. If it’s good enough for Casanova, it’s good enough for us.

Make this a must visit when you’re in Venice!


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Osteria Ai Do Archi

Barbaria de le Tole, 6359, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

Imagine looking into the future 100 years, and finding out that your local favorite spot is still standing and going strong.

That is what I’d call success.

And that’s also exactly what Caffe Ai Do Archi is all about.

This local neighborhood coffee shop has been serving up caffeine since 1923, and is a favorite among locals.

Their cappuccino is a must-try, and is one of their most popular menu items.

In addition to that, they are also known for their traditional Italian homemade pasta dishes such as their crab pasta, angel fish pasta, and many, many, more.

This is the best place for a good cup of coffee at any time of the day, be sure to check them out!


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Caffè del Doge

Rialto, Calle dei Cinque, 609, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

When you think of a classic Venetian café, I bet your mind goes to Caffe del Doge.

Located just a short walk away from the famous Rialto Bridge and having served all of Venice for more than 50 years, this great place knows how to do it.

They offer a wide selection of good coffee blends, hot chocolate, and tea.

This charming coffee shop serves up traditional Venetian coffee (no frappuccinos here), and is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

They’re known for selecting the best coffee in the world, so don’t be surprised if when you go back home, the coffee you’re drinking simply doesn’t compare to the one you had here.

Your call if you want your standard of coffee to be warped forever, but to me, it’s worth it if it means visiting this hot local spot.

Caffè Vergnano 1882

San Polo, 129, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

If you’re looking for a modern coffee shop with all the latest gadgets and gizmos, Caffe Vergnano is the spot for you.

Their coffee is top-notch, and their latte art is more than Instagram-worthy.

This locally favored specialty coffee shop is located right near the iconic Piazza San Marco.

In addition to their selection of single-origin coffee, they also offer gourmet sandwiches and pastries.

This is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day of working or sightseeing.

Plus, everything that leaves this place is just outright delicious.

No matter what the occasion is, this is the perfect place to indulge in your java craving.

Pasticceria Dal Mas

Rio Terà Lista di Spagna, 150, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

I’m gonna come out of the gates with a hot take here:

If a cafe is standing room only, that’s how you know it’s good.

Trust me with this one.

This is another traditional bakery and café with a long standing reputation in Venice.

It’s known for offering excellent espresso, Venetian pastries, and delicious chocolate.

This has been a long time favorite spot for both locals and tourists, and many people note coming back after years and the quality of the food and drinks still being unwaveringly top notch.

If you were looking for a quick spot to bring your espresso “to go” in Venice, then look no further; this is the place for you.

Pasticceria Tonolo

Calle S. Pantalon, 3764, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

An iconic Venetian landmark, Pasticceria Tonolo is a traditional Italian bakery and patisserie that offers a variety of coffee drinks and sweet treats.

Though you wouldn’t immediately be able to tell from their quaint and humble location, this spot is extremely famous for their pastries and cakes.

This family-run bakery serves some of the best pastries in Venice, and their coffee is no exception.

Plus, they boast some of the lowest prices in Venice.

If you wanted to see what all of the hype is about, this is the perfect spot for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, with its laid-back coffee experience and many delicious food options.

Just sayin’.


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Rosso Café

Sestiere Dorsoduro, 2963, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

You might recognize this famous modern coffee shop from Pinterest or TikTok, known for its striking red exterior and overall bohemian vibe.

This iconic cocktail bar is known for its fun, specialty drinks, light snacks, friendly service, and of course, high quality coffee!

It’s super accessible, located right near the Rialto Bridge that serves specialty coffee drinks and a variety of pastries.

There’s tons of seating here for all of your breakfast and lunch needs, so if you wanted to sit down chatting with a friend for hours, this is the place to do it.

You’re going to love it here, and I’ll bet you even want to go back next time, too!


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Torrefazione Cannaregio

Fondamenta dei Ormesini, 2804, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

There is nothing, and I repeat nothing, that smells or tastes better than freshly roasted coffee beans.

It’s what takes a coffee shop from being a good one to a great one—you can literally taste the difference when the beans are roasted on site.

And that’s what this cute coffee shop is all about.

Established in 1930, this coffee shop roasts their own beans and offers a variety of espresso drinks, pastries, and sandwiches.

The aroma alone is worth the visit.

But aside from that, this is one of the most popular coffee shops in all of Venice.

People travel from far and wide to taste the deliciousness, and I can totally understand why.

If you’re looking for some of the best coffee you can find, this is your place!

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