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This multifunctional space in the heart of Milan offers a wide range of services aimed at mothers-to-be, new mothers and children. bhu-m holds pre-natal, gymnastic, yoga and massage courses as well as therapy sessions for mothers in their 3 month of pregnancy until birth. While pilates courses are aimed at helping new mums get back into shape, and pediatricians and midwives are brought in to hold breast feeding sessions as well as baby massage courses.A large number of courses are also available for children such as, kindermusic (a combination of music and English), creative art classes, cooking courses and gymnastics. See bhu-m's website for further details. bhu-m also rents out its large indoor space for children’s parties every Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. You can cater the party yourself using bhu-m's kitchen or they will organise everything you need. It is ideal for smaller children as they provide mats, cushions and toys. 
Via Bianca di Savoia, 7 20122 Milan
info@bhu-m.it
02 45546958
California Bakery has become something of an institution in Milan. Dotted around the city, these coffee shops cum restaurants offer consistently excellent homemade, locally sourced American food which appeals to all ages in a warm and relaxed environment. If we had to choose a favourite location, however,  it would have to be Piazza Sant'Eustorgio which gets its name from the beautfiul 13th century church located there. On request you can sit outside under enormous umbrellas and enjoy the hustle and bustle of this recently gentrified area bursting with cool bars and shops such as Clori and Laura Urbinati which are just next door (see our Home Decor and Fashion Shops sections).   As for the food, California Bakery offers: proper American breakfast (pancakes, waffles etc), delicious New York style bagels packed with fresh ingredients such as 'NY Style' (smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomatoes, capers, Tropea red onion); fish burgers, vegetarian burgers and hamburgers in a bun with numerous different toppings and in two different sizes: 100g or 180g; Club Sandwiches; salads; quiches: hand cut chips etc. Oh yes, and how could we forget: the desserts. Luckily for our waistlines California Bakery sells their desserts in two different sizes: regular (aka huge)  and slim (more than enough to finish off a meal). If you love American style cheesecake then you must try the blueberry cheesecake or strawberry and rasperry one, but make sure you get to taste the chocolate and walnut brownie and the tart tartin too. Simply delicious! California Bakery also offers a children's menu with child sized portions of their favourite food. California Bakery in Piazza Sant'Eustorgio also offers a picnic service during the warm weather weekends. Clients can buy a selection of bagels, sandwiches, salads or quiches together with dessert and drinks which are supplied in a gorgeous, wicker picnic basket together with floor cushions and a picnic blanket. What better way to spend an afternoon than in the Parco delle Basiliche just behind the church laid out on a picnic blanket. If you are too busy to pop by to one of their restaurants, then California Bakery is happy to deliver within the city (see www.californiabakery.it/food/take-away-delivery.html).  Or if you want to learn how to make your favourite California Bakery dishes, they also organise courses for adults and children (see www.californiabakery.it/cooking-lab.html for more details).California Bakery also has restaurants usually open from 8 to midnight Monday to Saturday and 9 to midnight on Sundays in :Corso Como, 5 (Porta Garibaldi area); Corso Garibaldi 89 (Moscova area): Piazza San Simpliciano 7 (Brera area) (Tuesday to Friday 8 to 18.30 and 9 to 20.00 on weekends);Via Larga, 19 (near Duomo);Viale Premuda 44 (Porta Venezia area) (open from 7.30 on weekdays);Via San Vittore 2 (Sant'Ambrogio area).If you want to go for brunch or dinner especially during the weekends we suggest you make a booking through the central switchboard number (02 39811750).  
Piazza Sant'Eustorgio, 4
customercare@californiabakery.it
02 39811750
Founded in 2009 by British cake decorator Sarah Horton, Estrele Cakes produces bespoke biscuits, cakes, cupcakes, marshmallows, scones and many other delicious goodies for every occasion. Estrele Cakes is renowned internationally for its high standard of decoration including 3D cakes, sugar figurines and flowers, with no challenge being too great.Each order is carefully handmade with love and great attention to detail both in the design and the taste, catering also for special dietary needs.Estrele Cakes also offers lessons in decoration for both adults and children. 
estrelecakes@gmail.com
340 0640608
Kitchen Dolcemente sells everything you need to make or decorate any type of dessert, cake or biscuit (cookie) whether it be a: whisk; mixing machine; silicone mould; muffin or cupcake dish; cutter; food colouring; icing sugar; moulds; cake decorations or brushes. All products are listed on Kitchen Dolcemente's website and include brands such as Wilton, KitchenAid, Stadter and Decora. Courses are also available for those of you that want to perfect their cake, biscuit or dessert making skills. Further details regarding courses can be find on the website. Lessons are held in Via De Amicis 45 at the shop "Kitchen". To book please contact Kitchen on 02 58102849 or go to www.kitchenweb.it at least two days before the course starts. Courses for children are also held after school. 
Via Volta, 6 20121 Milan
02 36589825
Kikolle Lab offers a wide range of activities for children aged 0 to 8 years old.Mornings (9.30 to 12.00) are reserved for children aged 10 months to 3 years old accompanied by an adult, so that they can enjoy the host of activities that vary daily and are specifically targeted at their age group. Children aged 2 and above are welcome to come without an adult. Little ones can also participate in an English language workshop aimed at children aged 18 to 36 months (ABC English & Me). Kikolle also organises baby massage courses. Cooking, art, gym, dance, story telling and music combined with English sessions aimed at older children up to 8 years old take place between 16.00 and 18.00. For further details, please consult Kikolle's website. Kikolle is also a great place to host your child's birthday party and they will organise everything you need, from party games to refreshments in its spacious premises. Kikolle will also organise your child's party at your home, in a park, the countryside or outside of Milan should you so wish. They will provide make-up artists, gigantic bubbles and entertainers for the little ones, and treasure hunts, sack races and tug o'war for older ones. Kikolle will also entertain children at christenings, weddings and holy communions. Every third Friday of the month, Kikolle organises Kikolle Night Out - Pizza Party for children aged 3 to 7 years old. At the Pizza Party, children can enjoy board games, dancing, karaoke, bubbles and much more. Kikolle will also organise this as a private event as well as private "merende" or snack times.  
Via Fratelli Bronzetti, 18 20129 Milan (entrata in Via Archimede)
info@kikollelab.com
02 36696950
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