Delicious bread and cakes in Santo Spirito
Know locally as S'forno, this vintage-look Santo Spirito bakery sells a fantastic selection of sweet and savoury goods and is one of the few 'panifici' in Florence
to still have an on-site oven (most do their baking outside the city). The bread ranges from traditional, salt-free 'pane Toscano' and classic wholemeal to the wonderfully crusty sourdough 'pane di San Lorenzo' and foccaccia topped with crunchy mixed seeds. The there is quiche, pizza by the slice and made-to-order panini. But the real stand-out are the desserts, made daily in-house, that make this place really special. From pear and frangipan tart to cheesecake, brownies to chocolate chip cookies, muffins to carrot cake, they are all superb. S'forno also serves breakfast (yoghurt with fresh fruit and granola, pastries) and soups and salads at lunchtime. They even bake biscuits for dogs.