Where in Florence are the cafès where one can sit for hours reading and sipping tea, or browsing books and talking, where the atmosphere is relaxed, but they’re neat in their aesthetic? Blackbird is a good answer to this.
Both a bookstore and a bar with a rotating gallery, it’s a place where one will find everything they need for the perfect quiet afternoon. They are well stocked with books on niche interests — like the history of tattoos, or witchcraft — so it’s never boring to browse their installations.
If you want a bite to eat, they usually have a homemade tea cake at the counter, as well as a full bar of possibilities. My favorite pairing is a good book and a glass of their local wine.