Ideal for a morning recharge, for a coffee on the go before work, suitable for an intimate brunch on weekends, for a snack with a friend for life, a light yet delicious lunch or a break from the everyday life. And don’t forget the option “hugs take away” (coccole take away)! Here, cuddled and spoiled, you’ll ask: what is the flavour of happiness? Naturally, it tastes of coffee, chit chat and freshly baked pastries, and it has a name: Ofelé!
Just as in a Milanese saying “ogni ofelé faccia bene il suo mesté” (“every master should excel at their craft”), this bistro in Via Savona knows how it’s done and in which way their customers are spoiled best! In this tiny corner of sweetness, your days will gain another flavour… delicious, of course! (Remember to book in advance, the store is very small).
In between four coffee tables, a counter and a small kitchen the two chefs who run the place have set up a bakery with a smell of home and tastiness. Even though the place is small, all is well organised: soft and light colours highlight the counter packed with finger-licking good cakes of the day, biscuits and croissants of all kinds, which will get you hooked.
On shelves there are books, magazines, and plants; cupboards are filled with pastry, coloured mugs, Pukka teas and herb infusions (from organic farming and fair trade). On the sidewalk in front, a couple of small tables expand the seating space, but only in sunny weather.
The menu is large and the dishes are cooked upon request: from pancakes to waffles, sweet and salty, from bagels to toasts, brownies, biscuits, cakes of the day, mixed fruit juices, tea and coffee, coffee, coffee… you will get lost in possibilities!
The wait is short and the breakfast is great. Fruit is fresh and ripe, and pancakes are amazingly delicious, perfectly cooked!! I planned on resisting but surrendered to trying one of the croissants at the front of the counter. It was the big and creamy kind, incredibly seductive and so good.
The philosophy of this place is: “Come and visit us. Sometimes happiness is in the scent of a freshly baked pastry“! And we agree 100%! Come for lunch, maybe on a nice day or for a cuddle when sad, even a takeaway will make your day!