If you are near Piazza Gae Aulenti make sure you go down via De Cristoforis off of Corso Como and pay a visit to Zàini: the perfect place to indulge yourself and have a coffee break! On these premises almost a century ago Luigi Zàini opened his chocolate factory and Zàini has carried on the tradition.
The bar is hidden away and not easy to find, but once you discover it you won't forget it easily! Despite being elegant and traditional, the bar is extremely inviting with an intimate atmosphere, similar to a Viennese or Parisian bistrot...
On walking in customers are welcomed by a huge book case containing every conceivable delicacy both sweet and savoury with a bar counter and stools positioned in front. The back room is host to a large kitchen used by Zàini for cooking and cocktail courses, where you can learn how to make delicious cakes, savoury snacks and even bread (including natural yeast).
Where ever you look there are different coloured and flavoured chocolates, sweets, biscuits and gifts all begging to be savoured and bought! The chocolate is to die for, as are the different coloured wrappers: each type of chocolate has its own wrapper. We just had to buy the gold bar, the brown 70% cacao bar as well as the purple, lilac and blue bar made with milk chocolate and salt!
It's the perfect place for those of you with a sweet tooth or who need to buy an elegant gift!