Vegan bistro with garden and tea room est. 2017. For breakfast there's coffee, fresh juice, organic tea, and cake. Open Mon-Sat 12:00-15:00. Closed Fri and Sun.

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43 Reviews

First Review by IsabelVazquezM


Points +562

26 May 2023

Lovely garden and kind staff

Wanted to love it as the lady serving us was so friendly, but the buffet food was a little too salty and much more expensive than other vegan places in Florence. The garden at the back is really nice, and the coconut cheesecake was good though, so maybe just a place for coffee and cake!



Points +177

23 Feb 2023

Best Vegan Tiramisu

I hadn't tried tiramisu since I hadn't found a vegan one and this one blew my mind. Trust me, it's worth it.

Pros: Everything is vegan, Savoury and sweet

Cons: I didn't quite get the buffet dynamic?


Points +32

12 Oct 2022


Buffet style vegan dishes, all very tasty, and a very nice variety, with mostly organic ingredients. Warm recommendation

Pros: Tasty food , Nice variety, Quiet garden seating


Points +881

06 Jun 2022


Everything is delicious and the server is so friendly. The lasagna is to die for. The little outdoor area is also so cute and nice.

Pros: Everything is delicious, Cute outdoor area, Friendly service

Cons: Expensive


Points +204

24 May 2022

Wonderful oasis for a coffee break

Had fantatic coffee and cheese cake; pleasant garden that’s a real oasis in a busy area.


Points +710

18 May 2022

Very salty, low-quality food

First, there’s no lunch buffet - they serve you from 5 dishes that are pre-cooked and sitting on the counter behind glass. (Not sure if it’s the same for dinner?)

Second, the food was very low quality - there was 5 dishes available but everything mostly tastes the same since the main flavoring seems to just be salt.

Third, the food wasn’t even cooked well - the lentils in the dhal were literally crunchy.

Finally the person who served us seemed pretty grumpy - maybe she was having a bad day.

Overall not worth the trip.


Points +449

16 Apr 2022

Amiamo papa gioia

Pape Gioia e il mio ristorante preferito a Firenze per pranzare. Il cibo è fatto a casa e ti fa sentire caldo. Le persone chi lavorano qui sono gentilissime.

Cons: Costoso


Points +72

20 Mar 2022

Leckere Kantine

Ohne Bedenken was aussuchen - alles ist vegan.
Service ist zwar sehr Kantinen-mäßig. Allerdings mit Preisen eines günstigen Restaurants.
Dennoch seinen Besuch wert, weil das Geschmackserlebnis des Essens für sich spricht. Würden da definitiv wieder Essen😄

Cons: Bisschen teuer, aber hält sich im Rahmen


Points +270

17 Feb 2022


Sabores impresionantes, me encanta, recomendable al
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Points +68

03 Feb 2022

Giardino bellissimo

Pappagioia è un posto unico: ho iniziato ad andarci per i dolci, che sono superbi, e poi ho conosciuto anche il resto, ugualmente superbo e di qualità. Oltre al pranzo, ti danno gratis acqua e pane. Ma soprattutto il giardino interno è veramente un angolo di pace, passerei ore in mezzo a quelle piante...

Pros: 100% vegano, Bio


Points +28

20 Sep 2021

Köstlich, gesund und super entspannte Atmosphäre

Chilliger Garten lädt zum länger bleiben ein, tolle gesunde leckere Speisen, vegane Kuchen und Kaffee und nettes Personal

Pros: Alles vegan, alles lecker, bio, freundlich


Points +37

30 Aug 2021

Il mio preferito!

Pappagioia è il mio bistrot vegano preferito a Firenze! Ambiente informale ma delizioso, cibo ottimo, dolci spaziali! Personale gentilissimo e disponibile. Il cortiletto interno è una chicca. Consigliatissimo.

Pros: I dolci sono la fine del mondo


Points +70

02 Aug 2021

Liebevolles Restaurant mit toller Atmosphäre

Super lieber Ort mit freundlichem Personal. Das Essen gibt es im Buffetstil. Dadurch ergibt sich eine große Auswahl von Gerichten. Wir haben von jedem Gericht ein Stück genommen. Jedes einzelne war lecker. Der Garten und die Atmosphäre sind total schön.

Pros: Viele verschiedene Gerichte, Freundliches Personal , Gute Preis-Leistung


Points +580

25 Apr 2021

Buffet-style (behind case) dining, very nice

PappaGioia is an interesting place where you can come and choose from various selections on offer that day. You can see the food is prepared with care and a bit of a home feel to it rather than a formal restaurant. The staff usually seem excited to see you and happy that you are there and enjoying some of their very nice vegan fare. If you're visiting Florence and you look on the map and seems this place is too far for you to walk from the center you can take a taxi. When dining in for lunch, we sometimes taxi there and then walk back.

Pros: Nice food, modestly indulgent, certainly delicious desserts, helpful staff


Points +316

02 Jan 2020

Ambiente incantevole

One of my favorite places to eat in Florence!! I loved the buffet food.

Pros: Cozy atmosphere, Great food


Points +77

19 Dec 2019

Muito bom

Ótimas opções sem glúten.

Pros: Simpatia no atendimento


Points +57

17 Dec 2019

Great Atmosphere

The garden in the back is super cute and a nice relaxing spot away from the busy streets. Great buffet lunch and incredible desserts!


Points +253

02 Oct 2019


Buffet style. You can try everything on offer, and pay by weight. While everything was delicious, the cauliflower bake and the millet were by far my favourite. I wish we'd come earlier so I could get more of them, unfortunately we arrived just before closing time...

Pros: All vegan, All delicious, Reasonable prices


Points +36

27 Jul 2019


Delicious! I had the large plate for €10 euro and tried a bit of everything including soup. I thought it wasn’t going to be enough food but I left pleasantly full! Also tried a chocolate hazlenut tart which was €3.80 but worth every cent it was amazing!


Points +44

22 Jun 2019

A lovely quiet stop outside the centre

My in-laws live just around the corner so this is in a perfect location for me. I enjoyed a cake and jasmine tea in the garden. The cake was really tasty and perfectly moist. All the food is homemade, I could see it being made in the kitchen while walking through. I'll definitely be coming back to try the buffet with my family.

Pros: Quiet area, Great homemade food, Friendly staff

Cons: Not super-central, Couldn't fault anything, sorry!


Points +52

12 May 2019

gorgeous food & very nice staff

gorgeous food & very nice staff 👍☺️😘


Points +148

09 May 2019

Great food and great values

This place is a bit far from the center (walk 20 min or take a bus) but it is worth it. It is not a fancy restaurant, but a small place with amazing values.

It is a buffet: you pay for a small or large plate and choose from 100% vegan organic fair options. Everything was tasty. The staff is really nice and helpful.

If you have a nice weather, the back garden is lovely.

Pros: Great values, nice place to support, 100% vegan, large choice of desserts, Back garden

Cons: A bit far from center, Some of my food was cold


Points +72

07 May 2019

A gem

We had a hearty veg soup plus a large buffet and dessert. All good flavours though a bit grey in colour. They have three places to eat - a garden room, garden and cafe.

Pros: Good selection on buffet, Good desserts , Friendly people

Cons: Food looked a bit colourless


Points +227

29 Nov 2018

Great food for lunch

I went here for lunch. You can choose two different plate-sizes (I took the bigger one for 10€), water and bread is for free. They had a choice of maybe 8 different dishes, I tried all of them and they were amazing! Really good and all self-made. The ladies working in the place were all extremely friendly, too. Dare to go to the patio, it's very nice to sit there. I would have prefered a bit more food on my plate, but to be true: it was full and I was just extremely hungry as I had had no breakfast. For dessert they have different cakes. Totally recommendable!

Pros: Great food, Nice place


Points +22

20 Nov 2018

Yummy food, but portions don't match the price..

I was super excited to find a 100% vegan restaurant when I arrived in Florence. I purchased the big plate option for the dinner buffet which was 10 Euros (standard) The food was really tasty, and I also had a dessert (extra) which was super tasty.....BUT The portion they gave me was a bit shocking. they asked if I would like a little bit of everything and I said yes...And that is what I got.. a little bit. I asked to have a bit more and they said that was extra. I relied on the free bread to actually get full, as well as a dessert, which was worth the price as it was very tasty. Also, the person after me ordered the same plate and got wayyyy more food which was confusing... I am really not one to complain or give a negative review but it was strange how stingy the portions were. It was a shame cause other than that the food was good..

Updated from previous review on 2018-11-20

Pros: Tasty + All vegan

Cons: Over priced for the portions, Inconsistent...


Points +6890

15 Oct 2018


We came here for lunch and found this place really tasty. We both got the big plate and I had soup on mine. I liked that they served you one of each of the dishes (they did ask which ones you wanted) The atmosphere was nice and it was good getting a bottle of water without being charged (still water). I also had cake which was amazing. Would have returned if we had the time. Nice service too


Points +1951

12 Oct 2018

Yummy Pastry!!

Yummy pastry, nice place.

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