Breakfast in Tuscany


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We are renting an apartment in a farmhouse in the Crete Senesi in May. The farmhouse does not provide breakfast and while we will have a small kitchen, we are looking for places to eat breakfast and have an espresso in the morning. We'd like to try to find a place in one of the small towns by where we are staying (San Giovanni in Poggio). Does anyone have suggestions??



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Any bar and cafe in the town of Monteroni d'Arbia or Isola d'Arbia will offer "breakfast" - The Italian idea of breakfast is coffee (espresso, cafe latte or cappuccino) and a pastry (or two :p)

Personally half the fun of find a good breakfast is trying the out. But if I were to give one word of advice - look first for a PASTICCERIA because they make their own sweets. Personally - I would avoid the two bars in front of the COOP supermarket in Monteroni d'Arbia.

In Isola d'Arbia you could check out Ristora il Pelligrino - I stopped there for a snack while hiking a piece of the via Francigena...and they were very friendly.

But if you have the time, at least once head towards to Buonconvento - a bit larger, prettier and more bars/cafes to choose from.

Buon Viaggio,

Donna Denise