If your wallet doesn’t stretch as far as the city of love par excellence, then visit via Montebello 7. There’s a little place that’s so French it deserves some of your precious time: Fioraio Bianchi Caffè.
The food is strictly Italian instead! Except for the Cannelés obviously… what, you’ve never tried them? It takes three days to prepare and make these little beauties spiked with rum and vanilla originally from Bordeaux. Five minutes to devour three.
A heartfelt thanks to Raimondo (Raimondo Bianchi is the founder), for helping us make peace with our despised neighbors. It’s taken you a lifetime, but in the end, like from a magician’s top hat you’ve pulled out an exceptional bistrot! Forty years to transform a place for unique flower compositions into one of the hottest spots in the city, so retrò just the way we like it!
The menu changes every month to offer the very best of seasonal products available and is different for lunch and dinner. A wine selection card completes the experience. What’s a break without a little bubbly? Bring a book and leave the iPad at home – ok, ok, bring along your iPod if you must ‘cuz your favorite tunes are gonna make this moment rock – sit at one of the tables outside.
If you’re feeling romantic, here’s a hint: you can still buy the flowers!