Here in Italy you can go early in the morning for a good breakfast pastry. Italians often eat a cornetto for breakfast which I tried hard to get accustomed to because normally I eat eggs for breakfast.
While the French have croissants, Italians have cornetti. These crescent-shaped pastries share a similar look to their French counterparts, but the taste and texture are completely different. A cornetto/brioche (essentially an Italian croissant) stuffed with Nutella or cream is very common, but you’ll see other pastries available as well.
While some cafes bake their pastries in-house, most buy them from a local bakery each morning, so you’ll choose a pastry from the selection laid out in the glass cabinet, and when your favorite flavor is gone in the morning, it’s gone–so consider showing up early if you have your heart set on a particular pastry!
One of my favourite pasticceria is Pasticceria Giulia – FirenzeG
It is a busy café/patisserie near Piazza Puccini, but less crowded than others nearby as it’s slightly hidden. Excellent espresso and a great selection of breakfast cakes and savouries. They have a Nice little rear garden for when the weather is warm you can seat outside.
Address: Via Pietro Toselli, 129, 50144 Firenze FI, Italy