Deus ex Machina, literally “the divinity descending from the sky offering a solution for the tragedy”. This name suits perfectly to this place, born three years ago in the Isola-Garibaldi area, definitively opening it to a new trend.
Some people are not aware of Deus’ first nature: it’s an Australian brand producing motorcycles, surfboards and cycles. Over the time it made up a very precise and recognizable image, becoming for many people a real lifestyle. In its milanese location, apart from the shops, you have the possibility to fix your beard in the trendy barbershop Bullfrog, and finish up the day with a perfectly done drink at Deus Café.
The location is a real unicum in the city: no signals, a small entrance introduces to a horseshoe shaped courtyard. It is a proper welcome to “Deus world”. Open every day, from breakfast until late in the night, you have the opportunity to enjoy this place at every time. It is ideal for working on your tablet over a slow breakfast or in the afternoon, for a snack made of smoothies and cakes; convenient for a cheap and everyday different lunch; amazing and cool for dinner with friends; a must for before and after milanese dinner.
The aperitif consists of a buffet at the counter sufficiently various and with guaranteed quality; the cocktail bar is more than grounded so do not hesitate to ask what you prefer best. For whom small focaccia, salami and veggie crudité are not enough, there are more appetizing ideas for a proper meal. You could start with a crunchy octopus on a pea cream (love it), a white fish tartare or why not, an exotic ceviche. Keeping on with the seafood, the everlasting spaghetti with clams or the linguine with lobster can be a very good choice. Personally I suggest the bucatini cacio e pepe: creamy, peppery and superbly “al dente”. Among the main dishes, avoiding the classic burger, snuggle yourself with the orecchia di elefante steak or a super fiorentina. For those finishing late at work, I remind you that here you can eat until very late in the evening (a rare possibility in the city), without wired restrictions on the menu and a full table service. Well done guys!
If you haven’t had the occasion to come yet, I strongly suggest a visit because it will be a real sensorial experience, possibly for a Sunday brunch? If you already know it and love it, we will most likely meet there for a drink.
Photo credit: Marco Ranieri.