Today we want to suggest a place you may want to avoid if you’re trying to cut back on desserts. Pavé was conceived in 2012 by three friends with “an obsession for yeast”. This obsession was clearly widely shared, because in a couple of years word spread around town of Pavé’s sweet goodness along with the legend that it’s here you can have one of the best breakfasts in Milan.

Photo by Alice Gemignani

Some things that we really like about Pavé: first of all, they give equal importance to any meal, including the afternoon snack (a very special moment, especially for those who study or work and have an intense need for sugar). Second: their tomato soup can’t be missed by those who love this Italian staple. Third: there is always a vegan alternative for those who don’t eat animal products, which is honorable on the chef’s behalf. Last but not least, here is the reason we suggest to go to Pavé without a second thought: almost all the tables are shared.

Photo by Alice Gemignani

If you spend lunch, aperitivo or the whole day working at this bar, you’re entering a shared space (something we really like). Leave behind that metre and a half you usually put between yourself and people you don’t know and get ready to welcome your tablemates with a smile. Sure, during rush hour (main meals and weekends) the bar is always crowded, but during the morning and afternoon, it’s a place where many students and freelance workers go for a sweet break.

Pavé is so good that it had to place a couple of spin-offs in two other corners of the city: Pavé Break, mainly take-away, and Pavé Gelati e Granite, the ideal place during summer. “We like to make the kind of ice-cream where it’s ok to eat two”, writes Pavé stuff on their page. Don’t worry, we’re probably going to have three or four.

Photo by Alice Gemignani

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