Via Castel Morrone is a liberty style street lined with big trees, not far from Corso Buenos Aires. It is traditionally a residential area lived in by families and old Milanese ladies but in the last few years groceries and (old) clothing shops have been replaced by bistros, small restaurants and wineries.
Massimo Pica is a tiny and cosy cafè that is almost always full of locals at breakfast and merenda (snack) time. It has some tables inside, some of them in the inner courtyard of the building, beside the condo garden, which has a very intimate atmosphere.
The patisserie is excellent, especially the “bicchierino”, a small glass of semifreddo made of various layers of cream, chocolate, fruit… There are various kinds and they all taste delicious but the pistachio and chocolate one is my favorite.
Quality is very high, not only of the food but also of the coffee. This is quite easy to foresee if you are Italian, as soon as you get inside. The reason is the espresso machine with the big levers at the top. They are used to produce the steam that cleans the machine pipes each time a new coffee is made so that the water, the powder and the remainders of the previous coffee are removed. I find anyone can taste the difference, just have a try!