An oasis within the walls of high-end fashion store Luisa via Roma, Floret is a welcomed serene addition to inner-city Florence dining. Away from the hustle of the shopping streets below, this courtyard cafe on the first floor of the fashion emporium is surrounded by leafy ferns in pots, with 1960s inspired decor in muted pastel shades and indoor sofa seating under a canopy ceiling.

The seasonal menu is good greenery too with superfood salad bowls, fresh sandwiches and pressed juices. Tuck into dishes like tabbouleh with grilled lemon chicken or a Dr. Green smoothie (pineapple, spinach, banana, mint, avocado, wheatgrass, matcha), a meal in itself. With many gluten-free and vegan dishes, as well as non-dairy options – try the Golden Turmeric latte – its organic, clean eating will satisfy any fashionista or wellness seeker.

Why go: to relax amongst the palm leaves escaping the crowds by the Duomo

Try: Green Goodness - a salad of quinoa, avocado, parsley, mint, tomatoes, cucumber, tzatziki, lemon with chicken  

Best for: a one-on-one coffee (or juice) date

Photo credit: Olga Makarova