Pasticceria Ruggeri

I love this place in Florence because it’s removed from the Duomo and filled with locals, has heavily cushioned booths on one side, a marble-topped bar in the center of things, and plenty of window seats. Oh, and the cappuccino is the best I had in the city. A great place to start your morning with a coffee and a book. It’s not too far from Piazza della Liberta, and therefore easily accessible — just grab one of the many busses that pass by, and you’ll be at the Duomo in no time.

(NB: I don’t have a picture of the cafe, but I figured this one of the Ponte Vecchio would do!)

Jeff Smith

Jeff started in photography and short format video, and he's been at the forefront of the web tv movement. He’s worked on haute couture shoots in Paris, shot street style in Milan, and is currently developing a steady roster of beauty, fashion, and digital clients in NYC.