During my recent stay in Florence, Italy, my friend Larry Weiser kept saying that I needed to check out what he had been told was the best coffee bar in the city. Yeah, yeah, I thought. But I finally did check out the News Cafe, and I wasn't disappointed. Not that the cappuccino I ordered was any better than what I'd been served in any of a half dozen other spots. But it was pretty good. And it was … well, pretty.