I have been here lots of times but I always get lost when I try to find it: this lovely cafè is in the northern outskirts of Milan, not so far from the Buenos Aires shopping area (only a couple of stops ahead). Out of Rovereto metro station, you walk for 10 minutes surrounded by big, drab, grey buildings, and then you suddenly find yourself in a village style square, with some shade-giving trees, an old villa that looks like a town hall… in fact a couple of centuries ago this was a small village just outside Milan. It then became part of the big city but it still keeps its identity.
The food is really genuine: the bread is homemade, it is different everyday (with olives, nuts, sunflower seeds…) and tastes really special. The menu is really long and it is mainly made of toast and bread slices, both savory and sweet (try their homemade creams, chocolate and orange is my favourite). The ingredients (some of them really unusual) and their combinations are really gourmet. I like to come here for the aperitivo. Besides the good selection of beers, I love to sit at one of the few tables outside. Unfortunately I am not the only one, so book in advance.