Caffè dei Frari

Bar in San Polo & Santa Croce

Take your (admittedly expensive) espresso with a heaping of history at this century-old carved wooden bar, or recover from the sensory overload of I Frari with cicheti and a rather good cocktail at the dinky indoor cafe downstairs or on the Liberty-style wrought-iron balcony upstairs. At weekends there's even the chance of some live music.