Post offices usually generate mixed feelings. We hate queues and packages that never arrive while, at the same time, we can’t wait to receive the delivery of our latest online purchase, to send and receive postcards from distant countries and to read good news from friends and relatives spread throughout the world. Posta Bistrot, in Sant’Ambrogio district, is inspired by these last romantic and nostalgic sensations.
In a daily life made of digital emotions received by email, photos on WhatsApp and phone calls, seeing an envelope in the mailbox is always a surprise (or a nightmare in case of fines and bills!). While the ritual of postcards for every holiday is disappearing, Posta Bistrot takes us back in time, making us rediscover the beauty of old post offices.
A bistrot with green bottle walls in which typical furnishings of a post office are mixed with objects from the past, creating a unique retrò atmosphere. Iron or wood letterboxes and office interiors are the setting for old radios, globes, an old phone with rotary dial, a gramophone and many typewriters used, perhaps, to write long letters in the past.
Old post counters let us glimpse a small and more intimate room with wallpapers and the kitchen with its cooks busy preparing various dishes.
When you go to the post office you make the most diverse encounters: old ladies waiting for retirement, students, families, employees… Likewise at Posta, open since the breakfast time, you can meet different people approaching the bistrot tables during the breaks of the day. Students with tables full of books and cups of coffee, in need of sugar and energy during exam sessions, workers on a lunch break, large tables ready to leap on the “aperitivo del postino” and tables for two for a romantic dinner.
Posta Bistrot modifies its menu over the day, ready to satisfy each and every need or palate with its “cucina espressa”: Italian recipes with international contaminations prepared daily in balance between tradition and innovation.
Students with tables full of books and cups of coffee, in need of sugar and energy during the exam session, workers on lunch break, large tables ready to leap on the “aperitivo del postino” and tables for two for a romantic dinner.
At the post office, when you get a letter you never know what to expect, at Posta Bistrot on the other hand, you are sure to find a welcoming refuge ready to fulfill every wish, from the early morning brioche to late-night cocktails.