My little family and I spent five weeks in Milan opposite the Parco Sempione near the Arco Della Pace. Pandenus was just around the corner from our apartment and, after discovering it in our first few days, it quickly became our favourite local coffee and breakfast spot. My 18-month-old daughter learned how to say brioche in order to get in front of their delicious breakfast treats as often as she could. Fabio the Barista coined a new kind of coffee - Cafe Australiano - for my wife, who enjoys a double espresso with a little soy milk in the morning. The crew are always smiling and welcoming; it’s a mecca for locals on their way to work or between appointment; and the selection of brioche, cakes, panini and breads are vaster than we could cover in five weeks of breakfasts and coffee stops.
The design and branding is great but were very disappointed by the service and quality of the food. Went for lunch on a weekend but they only really do brunch (minimum cost 20 euros), weren't hungry enough for a brunch. They don't have a menu so hard to understand what else we could eat. We ordered a pizza for lack of other options and it was the worst pizza I've ever eaten. Also put out by the unenthusiastic service, felt like they were doing us a favour. Weren't offered a baby chair for our child and although the place was empty were made to sit on a small table in the corner. A real shame as I was looking forward to trying it and from the outside looked like a sure winner.
Really the most disgusting brunch I've ever had. Eggs benedict consisted of an (old) bun with a cold porched egg and some toast cheese (??) on top, partly melted (the kind of really cheap cheese that is plastic wrapped). The pancakes was not freshly made, and our toast was cold. Btw. who serves French fries with brunch?? The whole thing costed 20€ pr. person. We left almost all of it after 10 min.