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For those of you looking for something a little different, check out RED, i.e. Read, Eat, Dream, - the key words that sum up this Feltrinelli concept store which opened in Piazza Gae Aulenti, underneath the Unicredit building which towers over all the other buildings in the new Porta Nuova complex. RED is a spacious, unique and bright store, where in addition to the books adorning the shelves and tables, there are  numerous stationery gadgets as well as wine and beer on sale. As well as being a book shop and mini supermarket, RED is also a bar and restaurant where you can order something at the bar or lounge about on one of the large armchairs or sit at a table, or simply get one of the waiters to serve you something from the menu. The atmosphere is very laid back, and mornings and afternoons are the best time to go to RED to spend a few hours alone, or with someone, browsing through and buying some of the many books on display. Why not settle back in one of the chairs in RED to enjoy your book or go outside into the piazza and sit at one of the tables. Otherwise you can fire up your PC or tablet and use the free wifi service (you will need the password so be prepared to buy something). Going to RED is also a great way to explore Piazza Gae Aulenti, which is becoming a busy hub, especially for tourists, thanks to the opening of Grom (ice cream shop), Sephora, Nike Store and Esselunga.For those of you that love walking through the streets of the city centre, you can go from Piazza Gae Aulenti up through  Corso Como to Via Pontevetero thanks to the pedestrian walkways and from there it is a five minute walk to Piazza Duomo and Corso Vittorio Emanuele.   
Piazza Gae Aulenti 20124 Milano
199 151 173
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.
340 0640608
Lov Organic, famous for its organic teas, herbal teas and fruit flavoured water, has opened its' first boutique in Milan's culinary centre just round the corner from big names such as: Peck, Laduree', Pescheria Spadari and Michelin star restaurant - Cracco. Here you can discover all of Lov Organic's products, ask for tips regarding different herbal infusions and how to make them. If you are already a client, don't throw away your original tin as Lov Organic will sell you refills. Lov Organic has an enormous choice of teas, ranging from Japanese organic green teas such as Sencha and Genmaicha to South African Rooibos and Honeybush which are theine (or caffeine) free as well as herbal infusions made of spices, herbs and fruit. The modern decor is extremely attractive, with natural wooden furniture and LED lights which together with the coloured jars, wonderful packaging and sleek ceramic and wooden boxes make a trip to the store worthwhile!
Via Victor Hugo 3 20123 Milano
02 8900646
I Pesciolini is a fishmonger, restaurant and bar all rolled into one. The young guys behind the counter will clean and prepare whatever is on sale from among the wide selection of very fresh fish and crustaceans they have on offer. If you are not quite sure how to cook it, just ask them and they will provide you with detailed yet simple instructions. If you don't feel like cooking they have a good selection of raw and cooked fish dishes which you can either eat on the premises (inside or al fresco at the tables on the pavement) or that you can simply take away. Take a look at their website for further details. Pesciolni is also a great place for an aperatif - why not try their delicious oysters with a glass of crisp white wine. 
Corso di Porta Romana, 51 20122 Milan
02 54100474
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 at least two days before the course starts. Courses for children are also held after school. 
Via Volta, 6 20121 Milan
02 36589825
Kusmi Tea has opened its first boutique in Milan. This French brand was founded in Russia in 1867, and is easily recognisable with its tin tea caddies decorated in bright colours. Each tea has its own distinctive packaging, and there are over 80 blends of tea to choose from, including teas aromatised with the scents of Grasse, Calabria and Madagascar. Perfumed, delicious and beautiful to look at, Kusmi Tea makes a perfect gift!
Via Fiori Chiari 24, Milan
We think this is one of the best cake shops in Milan. Whether or not you love chocolate, you must try Ernst Knam's desserts and chocolates! There is a reason why he is known as the "King of Chocolate" in the world of reality TV.  The sacher cake is exceptional, the three chocolate mousse (his signature piece made from white, gianduia and plain chocolate) is mouthwatering as is the pear, almond and chocolate cake.If you want a specific cake, say for a dinner party with friends, don't forget to reserve it in the morning - especially at weekends as there is less choice Saturday afternoon  
Via Anfossi, 10 Milan
02 55194448
Yet another novelty in Viale Piave. A fantastic shop that makes its own biscuits, decorated cakes, cupcakes and glutin free products. It also sells cake decoratig and patisserie products: food colouring, piping bags, in other words all that you need to make novelty cakes for Halloween, Christmas, Easter etc. For those of you who know London well, it is like Jane Asher in Cale Street ( I miss it and now I can finally find the same products. 
Viale Piave, 12 20129 Milan
02 45477885
Cacao lab is a chocolate boutique, where chocolate is transformed into fashion accessories.Cacao makes its own chocolate and transforms it into elegant handbags, irresistable high heeled stilettos with colourful bows or studs made from chocolate, as well as men's shoes...As well as these fashion accessories, Cacao creates confectionary for Valentine's Day, Easter, Christmas, as well as coloured pencils, cups, plants, iPads etc. all made from chocolate.The excellent handmade chocolates are covered and decorated by hand and have various fillings. Try the chocolate covered peanuts with smoked salt crystals, exceptional! The latest novelty is the "Plateau" shoe, 2014 edition, just like the ones currently in fashion made from pure plain chocolate, without colourings, preservatives and glutin. . Cacao Lab also sells its products on the sixth floor of the Rinascente in the  Food Hall. 
Via Eustachi, 47 20129 Milan
02 20520158
Sant Ambroeus is a must when visiting Milan. In-house dining maybe targeted at business clientele, but the mignon cakes, biscuits and coffee make it well worth a visit. You don't even have to break the bank if you stand and are served at the bar. It is a delight just to look at the amazing cakes in the window created by Sant Ambroeus' talented patisserie chefs. 
Corso Giacomo Matteotti, 7 20121 Milan
02 76000540


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