Pandenus is a coffee-bakery, a cozy spot with small wooden tables and a large exhibition of a variety of bread and bakery products. It now has 4 locations: one in a side street of Corso Buenos Aires (Via Tadino 15), the main shopping street of Milan (the oldest one), one in C.so Concordia 11 (with some tables outside), one in L.go La Foppa 2 (Brera area) and one in Via Melzi D’Eril 3 (behind Parco Sempione). I like to go to Pandenus for a coffee or quick lunch, but my favorite is the aperitivo. There are never enough tables so you have to arrive quite early, towards 18:00, or you won’t be able to get a seat.
I usually go to the one in Via Tadino on my cinema nights (there is the Arcobaleno just round the corner, with English movies on Tuesdays), I order a glass of wine and head to the buffet: a variety of breads and pizzas, bruschette, meatballs, fresh and cooked vegetables are displayed together with fruit and vegetables bunches. The quality of the ingredients is really high, but you might feel that waiters and queuing clients are putting some pressure on you to leave your table as soon as you have finished your drink.
Brunch is also a good option, with 4 different menus, for egg&bacon, salmon and fish, pancakes or meat lovers.