Caffè Quadri

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Lonely Planet review

Powdered wigs seem appropriate in this baroque cafe, serving royal happy hours since 1638. The upstairs restaurant charges a king's ransom for finicky fare upstaged by Piazza San Marco views, but the gilded downstairs cafe serves a princely €12 hot chocolate with panna (whipped cream). Reserve ahead during Carnevale, when costumed Quadri revellers party like it’s 1699.