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 has good greenery, too, with superfood salad bowls, fresh sandwiches, and pressed juices. Tuck it 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: Floret in Florence is ideal for a one-on-one coffee (or juice) date
Photo credit: Olga Makarova