Pavé looks like a living room: the cupboard of a typical country house, the chairs and tables that are all different from the others, the armchair in the corner that is perfect for reading a book.
Then, on your left, you see the bar, the window for the cakes, the kitchen in view, and you realize that yes, you can get in and finally read your book in that cosy corner at the back.
Pavé was founded a few years ago by a group of four friends in their twenties that wanted to create a meeting place where everyone can enjoy food and time with no hurry. This is in fact one of the few cafes in Milan where you can actually stay for hours without anyone pressing you to order, finish and go away despite the queue outside at some hours of the days. Maybe for this reason anyone can sit at your table as long as there is a free chair, which would make it quite easy to get to know new friends, but you know, in Italy it is not so common to start talking with someone that is not a friend of a friend or a distant relative of a distant relative.
Last but not least: the food. The pastries are absolutely delicious, try the kiefer, a crumbly croissant with cream inside, and you won’t be able to order anything else. Be prepared to queue outside on Sundays, unless you arrive well before 10:00.