Are you in class and you’re really hungry and you realize you only have a 20 minute break before your next class? Go right next door to Il Rubaconte and you will be sure to get a lunch that is extremely quick and satisfying. Whether you are in the mood for a salad, panini, or a glass of wine..you can get any of these things less than 2 minutes away from Bargali. Il Rubaconte is not just tasty but it is very convenient and reasonably priced for college students that don’t want to spend 15 Euro on lunch everyday. I find the workers friendly and willing to make you happy with seating you wherever you would like and providing table service. Every time I go into Il Rubaconte I switch up what I order and I have never been disappointed. It is really nice having a small cafe next to school because not many people in Florence have that right next door. Not only do students like to go to this cafe but Professors are always going in for a quick Espresso in between their classes. On Wednesday nights Il Rubaconte does family style dinners where you have to pay 15 euro and you get a whole bunch of food that will fill you up for the rest of your night. They provide meats and cheeses along with breads and meals to follow. Obviously, they have lots of different wines that can satisfy whatever taste you prefer. Il Rubaconte is a must-have if you are going to school at Bargali or even if you are walking along the Arno with family visiting from home. It is quick and easy and it will always make you happy every-time you go in.
News Cafe is very well known here in Firenze by many locals and study abroad students. Are you in the mood for a cappuccino or even a small snack, News Cafe will satisfy you! News Cafe has a variety of drinks including alcoholic beverages and even some small little sandwiches. You will be sure to get a beverage that had a lot of time and effort put into it. News Cafe is unique because of its intricate designs that are placed on top of any hot beverage you order. Who wouldn’t want the design of the famous Duomo on the top of their cappuccino?! Many study abroad students like to come into News Cafe and sit down and enjoy a nice drink and get some work done. The cafe provides a very relaxing atmosphere and the people who work there will be sure to give you the WiFi password so you can get the work you need done. Even if you are not going in to do homework and you want something “To Go” they will be happy to make you something you will love. News Cafe is one of the more unique shops in Firenze and is easy to find. You can find News Cafe right near Santa Maria Novella on Via del Giglio. It is right on the corner and is very hard to miss!