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“Great bar in Santo Spirito”
Review of PopCafe

PopCafe
Ranked #2,191 of 2,825 Restaurants in Florence
Price range: US$8 - US$18
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating
Neighbourhood: Santo Spirito / San Frediano
Reviewed 20 April 2014

One of the best places to chill and had a good beer. Friendly staff, good music and nice selection of beers make this a go to place in the Santo Spirito area.

Thank Charles M
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Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

Popcafe is located on a square called Santo Spirito. We had read in Time Out that this was quite a cool piazza where the young and arty frequent and that it gives you an opportunity to escape from the tourists as it is lesser known.

So we decided to go for a drink in the mid afternoon sun. The square was pretty calm and peaceful and there was a lady at the end of it singing some jazz style music which was pretty pleasant.

I had a glass of prosecco and Adam had a beer. My prosecco was ?5 which I thought was reasonable.

There were only a few groups of people in the bar. Three english art students studying in Florence, the owner and his friends and an artist from Canada who had a base in Florence.

We got chatting to the man who recommended that we came back in the evening. This was because it was a Thursday and as such Florence night. As the weekends are for tourists, Thursday is for the people of Florence. And, apparently all the bars serve aperitivo which is free snacks with whatever drink you order. He told us that the different bars in the square served different styles of food from rustic italian pasta and risotto to canapes and breads.

Apparently Popcafe did more vegetarian style snacks. And that basically you could come down, have a few drinks and eat for free! Sounded fantastic to us.

Would have been five star but there were quite a few flies which we hadn't really encountered elsewhere in Florence. And there was also this mental woman standing in the middle of the square drinking beer and screaming profanities at everyone! We were told she came to the square the same time every day! Added to the boho atmosphere I suppose!

Thank Pinotnoirgirl
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Lovely place with lots of outdoor seating in a chilled piazza where you will hear lots of Italian around you :) Glass of wine costs 5 euro and that includes the buffet which was so tasty and fresh - pasta, beans, salad.

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Thank MaryContrary0
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

A lively wine bar which allows one to soak in the atmosphere of the Santo Spirito piazza - perfect for an end of day Aperol Spritz or a pre-dinner drink.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

Recommended this by a 'Florence Hot Spot' handout and It was great. about 1/4 mile from Pontiveccioon Southside. the salads were massivo and inly 6 euros! see photo. My pesto pasta was sumptious. music on over the way too, nice setting in a sunny square and the service was very friendly. Restaurant was busy too. Definitely another one to put on your 'to visit on Firenze' list. MM

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Thank MysticMilo
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