My absolute favorite spot in Florence for a quick lunch is 5 e Cinque. I believe that 5 e Cinque has got everything that a restaurant/cafe needs. Delicious organic, mainly vegetarian, dishes to absolute fair prices, a wonderful location, beautiful and relaxed decor and a perfect service in cosy surroundings.
You find 5 e Cinque in one of Florences absolutely nicest squares, Piazza della Passera. The menu changes every day with an appropriate number of light dishes at very fair prices. Start out with a cecina, which is a kind of fried crepe made with chickpea flour. I suggest you try the one with artichokes.
On the menu you will often find rice dishes made with carrots, olives, capers and pumpkin seeds, you'll find small vegetable quiches at the price of only 5 euros, dishes based on eggs, cous cous and many other things. Do remember also to taste one of the super delicious homemade desserts and don't forget to have a look at the old black and white photographs of Florence decorating the walls.
The service is exactly as it should be and very friendly. This is a place where it is very easy to become a regular and where you can keep on ordering things from the menu because it is so delicious, light and economic and because you just feel like hanging around for hours.
Piazza della Passera 1. T. +39 055 2741583