La Santeria is hidden in the inside court of an anonymous street of Milan suburbs. You hardly notice it when you pass by, I personally discovered it by chance as I heard some music coming out and saw lot’s of people going down what seemed to be a garage path. When I ventured inside, I discovered a lovely courtyard covered with a wooden floor and decorated with a climbing path.
This place is great in the summer for the aperitivo: there are often DJ performances, the atmosphere is lively and easygoing and there are lot’s of people in their 20-30ies that seem to be coming out of a creative agency. It’s not just an impression: on the first floor there is a job-sharing area where designers, web and graphic artists, freelancers rent a desk for some hours, days, weeks or even longer to carry out their projects. During the winter it’s really cosy: same web and design people but in a less party style atmosphere.
During the day la Santeria is the ideal place to go to when you just want to relax: it has plenty of newspapers, it’s quiet, the staff is really friendly and, if you want to stop by for lunch, the food is delicious! Take the dish of the day, or the tagliere (a cutting board full of different hams or cheeses or both), the hamburgers or the salads.