Bianchi Café & Cycles Milano
ikes, coffee, Italy. Is there a more quintessential trifecta for a cyclist? The Bianchi Café & Cycles shop is a must-visit for those visiting Milan, Italy. Located a short walk east of the stunning Duomo di Milano, the Bianchi Café & Cycles Milano offers an incredible mix of tasty beverages, delectable dining and, of course, a plethora of Celeste-coloured Bianchi bikes.
The Bianchi Café & Cycles in Milan is the sixth such outlet to open, following the first branch that was opened in Stockholm in 2010. Since Bianchi Café & Cycles Stockholm was opened, a shop in Tokyo and four more locations in Sweden have also sprung up. Although Bianchi’s headquarters is currently in Treviglio, only 20 kilometres outside of Milan, the first Bianchi Café & Cycles was opened in Stockholm because owner Salvatore Grimaldi, who bought Bianchi in 1997, has lived in the Scandinavian country since 1952.
“Grimaldi wanted to create something special. He wanted to bring together the best bikes in the world and the best food in the world,” explains Milan store manager Konrad Iarussi.
Upon entering the sliding glass door of the Milan location, one is immediately met with the warm aroma of coffee, with espresso shots being pulled from a sleek square bar in the middle of the entrance. Pastries adorn the countertops, while cycling memorabilia hangs from the walls. Farther back behind the espresso bar is a dining room. The Café opens early for breakfast and coffee, while full meals are available for dinner. Although it isn’t overpowering, Bianchi’s signature Celeste ties the entire space together.
Venturing downstairs, visitors are greeted with a Bianchi retail and service shop, which carries a full range of Bianchi bikes and offers mechanical and bike-fit services. Cycling kit as well as other accessories are also available for purchase, all in all making the Café the perfect stop for cyclists while visiting Milan.
Whether you are looking for a quick caffeine fix or are in the market for a new ride, the Bianchi Café & Cycles is a must when in Milan.
Although it isn’t overpowering, Bianchi’s signature Celeste ties the entire space together.
Bianchi Café & Cycles Milano offers a great mix of beverages, dining and Bianchi bikes and accessories.
A sleek square bar in the middle of the entrance welcomes you.
This cozy atmosphere includes a Bianchi retail and service shop.
Tasty pastries adorn the countertops.