SottArno is the breakfast room of boutique hotel SoprArno Suites, serving its stayover guests before it opens its doors to the public from 10am. Offering a tantalising collection of specialty breads made from ancient grains as well as an array of sweet treats: breakfast cakes, crispbreads, cookies, and the famous cantucci biscuits. Mortadella in rosemary bread is a specialty sandwich (and personal favourite), and salads are large and layered with ingredients such as tuna, egg and capers, a nod to a Nicoise.

Owner Matteo Perduca’s collection of menus gathered from dining experiences around the globe, adorn the walls while bric-a-brac furniture and banquette-style wall seating create a cosy atmosphere to sit and watch the Florentine world go by. This cafe is small enough to retain a serene charm in the middle of a bustling, vibrant city. Their well-priced cappuccino makes staying a while worth it.

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Photo credit: Marina Denisova