Pandenus started off as a coffee-bakery, a cozy spot with small wooden tables and a large exhibition of a variety of bread and bakery products. It has had a great success in very few years and is now also a bistrot/restaurant with 6 different locations, all in Milan: 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), one in Via Melzi D’Eril 3 (behind Parco Sempione), one in Via Mercato (near Duomo) and one has just opened in Piazza Gael Aulenti, near to the vertical wood building. I like to go to Pandenus for a coffee or quick lunch, but my favorite is the aperitivo.
I usually go to the one in Via Tadino (the oldest one) 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.