On July 23, Milano inaugurated the first Italian Moleskine bar. A literary café in the heart of the Brera neighborhood offers premium quality espresso coffee in an old-fashioned atmosphere updated by minimalist design and an original, modern menu. The coffee bar combines the age-old atmosphere of literary cafés with that of more contemporary northern European coffee locales, meant to be gathering places for relaxing, chatting, using a laptop, or attending a talk while sipping coffee and enjoying a snack. More and more coffee bars in Italy and around Europe are adopting this format. Moleskine Café in Milano has joined with Sevengrams coffee roasters to offer a selection of artisanal products and single-origin coffees. After opening the first Moleskin Café at the Geneva airport, described as a “contemporary alternative to Starbucks”, the notebook giant is now launching in Milano with a worthy partner. The food menu includes breakfast pastries as well as sandwiches, soups and other quick lunch dishes. On a lower floor, a sales corner with a boutique display shows off the latest Moleskine products ranging from notebooks to pens, from briefcases to a wide selection of paper goods. For its ingredients the Moleskine Café kitchen looks to local providers, seeking, wherever possible, to use zero-kilometer products.
Moleskine Café | Milano | Corso Garibaldi, 45 | tel. 02 7200 0608 | www.facebook.com/Moleskine-Caf%C3%A9-Milan-Corso-Garibaldi-1050766991659811/?fref=ts
by Michela Becchi