Housed in the old carriage quarters of Palazzo Ginori, a Florentine family famed for their porcelain, today it not only sells homewares but also has a café, restaurant and even an in-house florist. From breakfast (7:30am) until cocktail hour (daily until 2am), this hip hangout is a fresh addition to San Lorenzo offering something for everyone anytime of the day or night.La Ménagère has now been transformed into a restaurant, with areas for flowers, fragrances and a home accessories boutique to boot.The interior has been carved into ten different spaces: a café, decorated with vintage furniture, doles out pastries and coffee, while the more glamorous bar offers up experimental cocktails
- Quanto Basta
Also known as ”Q.B.” the restaurant is situated in the remodeled sixteenth-century stables of Palazzo Ginori. The walls are half-tiled in white, painted with a stripe of muted color, and high white vaulted ceilings dominate the minimalist décor. The creatively presented dishes artfully mix colors, textures, and flavors. ”Quanto Basta” is definitely a fun place to have lunch or dinner. Stop by in the afternoon for the wine bar, or before dinner for an aperitivo.The service and the food are faultless!
If you want to escape the crowds and soothe your Stendhal syndrome in this lovely contemporary art bookstore/restaurant tucked on a side street behind the Uffizi. Brac’s unassuming exterior belies the smart-person oasis inside, with book-lined walls and plant-filled back courtyard. You don’t have to be a vegan to appreciate the delicious organic dishes, which feature exotic twists on traditional Italian fare.