Ditta Artigianale

Top choice cafe in Santa Croce

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With industrial decor and laid-back vibe, this ingenious coffee roastery and gin bar is a perfect place to hang at any time of day. The creation of three-times Italian barista champion Francesco Sanapo, it's famed for its first-class coffee and outstanding gin cocktails. If you're yearning a flat white, cold brew tonic or cappuccino made with almond milk, come here.

Fantastic food is served all day, kicking off with Greek yoghurt and muesli, French toast and pancake breakfasts from 9am and culminating with tasty tapas from 7pm when a gourmet aperitivo kicks in. Don't miss Ditta's two other equally inventive locations, San Lorenzo and in the Oltrarno.