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Melaleuca bakery + bistrot

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"Melaleuca is located right along the Arno river and is the perfect place for a coffee or a quick brunch! They offer a variety of different pasteries and breakfast food, a lot of which are hard to find here in Florence. (Such as carrot cake, cinnamon rolls etc.) The place is very well lit and bright and cozy.  They offer a lot of vegan options here as well, including oat milk, a difficult find here in Florence. (€€)"
"Melaleuca offers a breath of fresh air with its coffee, brunch, and pastries in Florence's Santa Croce, beloved by locals for its cozy spot off the main tourist track. The café's eclectic menu and design reflect the global journey of its Australian and Italian-American owners, Chloé and Marco, from Cairns to London, and finally, Florence, enriching the city with their unique culinary perspective. "
"I read a review online that said the cinnamon was "Godlike", so I had to try it. It was the best cinnamon I've ever had in my life. Light with the perfect balance of warm cinnamon and ooey gooey frosting. You need this in your life right now. And you can take it away. There will be a line to eat in, so you can just hop right to the counter and order to-go."

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Spending some time in beautiful Florence? This is a complete list that provides you with a handful of options: accommodation, tourist attractions, shops, bars and restaurants - you’ll need no other guide, I promise! So…have a bite and a drink alongside Arno river and take home the most impressive bespoke souvenirs. The city blends art and history and romantic vibes all together and pretty soon you’ll find yourself in love. 💓 Must do - trips to picturesque towns located nearby: • San Gimignano: 1h away • Siena: 1h10 away • Volterra: 1h20 away Highlights: ⚜️ Il Giglio - giglio bottonato, is mainly known from the crest of the city of Florence. In the Florentine fleurs-de-lis, the stamens are always posed between the petals. This is also the emblem of the city and you shall see it depicted all over. 🍨 Gelato “crema fiorentina” - is the specific flavor of Florence, made with a simple combination of egg yolks, milk, and sugar. It is often flavored with chestnut honey, while another common addition includes crumbled amaretti cookies or almond liqueur. It is a neutral ice cream flavor with delicate pale-yellow color. 🍧 Affogato - a delightful and simple Italian dessert or beverage that combines two beloved elements: espresso and gelato or ice cream. The word "affogato" in Italian means "drowned," and that perfectly describes the preparation of this delicious treat. The basic affogato recipe involves pouring a hot, freshly brewed espresso over a scoop of cold gelato or ice cream. The hot espresso contrasts with the cold and creamy gelato, resulting in a harmonious and satisfying flavour combination. 🥩 Bistecca alla fiorentina - Italian steak made of young steer (vitellone) or heifer (scottona) that, combined with the specific preparation, makes it one of the most popular dishes of Tuscan cuisine. 🍷 "Buchette del vino" - or wine windows, are a peculiar feature of Florence. They are foot-high, dome-shaped holes in the thick, stone palazzi of the Renaissance city that six centuries ago were used to sell wine in a fiasco (glass bottle) without having to open a shop and avoid paying taxes. These wine windows also posed a useful anti-contagion way to sell wine during the epidemic of 1630-1633. At that time, the bubonic plague hit Florence hard, killing 12% of the city's population.