Originally posted August 14, 2012
Right now I'm sitting in
what is probably the coolest area of the entire bakery - I mean
temperature-wise. The rising sun shines through the large glass windows
with nothing to block its rays. It gets a little "warmish" in here.
Probably the best time to come here would be during cloudy/rainy days or maybe
during the Winter when the sun rises later.
But it is a bakery and because of this, it smells wonderful. And you are right next
to all the hustle and bustle of the bakers. Right now I'm watching a
baker add texture to the risen dough.
The decor here looks to be more functional with the baking area being the
largest part of the decor. There are nine two-seater tables and another two
three/four seater round tables. To the left of the serving counter is a large
shelf tastefully decorated with items for sale.
There are no croissants here. But I did buy a kolache. It was ok.
Of their variety of breads I was happy to see they had focaccia....but...I
didn't like it and it was nothing like real Milanese focaccia. I was so
disappointed! There other breads look very nice, but I don't have much of
an interest in loaves of bread.
The photo on their website of a calzone doesn't impress me. Fresh calzone
when brought to your table in Milan puffs up dramatically. Then as it cools,
becomes flat. So, what you are getting is the flat.
I like this place because it is relatively quiet with the low key noises of
bread pans being handled. There is a radio playing in the
background...but it's for the workers. The short round counter worker is
fairly pleasant in a sort of dead-pan way. At least to me. She
perks up when regulars come in.