The series is ... not very good. It feels misguided and goes all over the place. I like the atmosphere and what Tamako Market is trying to do. Pretty romantic look at nostalgia and the "old school" functioning in today's time. The characters are hit-or-miss, but I think they are cute. I've heard people couldn't stand the fat white bird, but I didn't mind him. Really, Tamako Market is one of those shows I didn't mind watching because it's just alright.
Until the final arc anyway.
It felt like they just remembered where the fat white bird came from and decided to introduce anime viewers a new random setting. And it's done in such a way that the show didn't really make much sense thematically. It left me with a sour taste and just didn't feel complete.
Well, the show now exists as a platform to launch Tamako Love Story. I forgive this show, I guess.