Caffè Stern, the new café from the brothers Alajmo
From the former Stern printmaking workshop, founded in 1834, to the Italian style coffeehouse of today is a major step taken by an intrepid quartet. First, the Paris based restaurateur David Lanher found this magical location, then the renowned interior designer Philippe Starck created a pleasing concept of modernity while still preserving the framework and soul of this listed building. Finally, the Alajmo Brothers, Maximiliano (Max) and Raffaele (Raf) offer their superb Venetian cuisine, to the delight of all who are fortunate enough to discover this haven of fine food and warm hospitality. It is where the three-star chef Massimiliano (Le Calandre in Padua, Caffè Quadri in Venice) creates his magic. Open from 8:30 to midnight, Caffè Stern offers a breakfast with croissants and extra virgin olive oil brioches followed by a mid-day appetiser of cicchetti Alajmo, a typically Venetian style tapas. For lunch and dinner, the menu offers traditional dishes such as hand chopped Piedmontese beef with smoked olive oil, Involtini de crevettes frites à la sauce poutargue and, of course, fabulous pizza. Nestled in the Passage des Panoramas, it is a place of delicious moments. JR.
Caffè Stern: 47 Passage des Panoramas, 2nd arrondissement
Less than 15 minutes from the Hotel Fabric
Metro: Grands Boulevards
Open from 9am to midnight; service from 12:30 to 14:30 and 19:30 to 22:30.
Tel. 01 75 43 63 10.
Picture Caffè Stern - Fausto Mazza