Tonolo is outstanding and my personal favourite. The pastries are cooked on the premises and presented and served with great care, pride and attention. Their coffee is served in fine blue spode type china which heightens the experience. Extremely popular with locals. For the widest choice it is better to get there in the morning, after 9am to avoid the early morning crowds. I recommend their krapfen a la crema, which is a light doughnut with a type of custard in the middle. These are unlikely to remain available beyond 11am.
During high levels of acqua alta, the shop can get flooded, but this does not deter locals. They stand at the bar in their wellies and continue as though it is the most normal thing in the world to be standing in 4 inches of water in a bakery.
Monday to Sunday, 7.45am to 8pm (1pm on Sundays). Closed on Mondays.
Closest vap stop:
How to get there:
Close to Campo Santa Margherita and the Frari Church. From Campo San Pantalon, take the road to the right of the church, down Calle San Pantalon for 100 yards. At this T junction, turn left at the sign for “Ferrovia”.
Calle San Pantalon
San Polo, 3764
+39 041 523 7209