Breakfast Business

Whilst looking for a spot to store my Bikemi (Milan’s bike-sharing system) near Piazza Lodi, I followed the black arrows on white paper sheets, glued to walls, lanterns and doors toward the space hosting the Design Academy Eindhoven exhibition, on Via Frulli. Before visiting the exhibition I sat down at the take-away cafe run by Keuken Confessies (Kitchen Confessions), enjoying actual rose tea.

The central area was set up with two long pick-nick tables, covered with classical light-brown gift-wrap paper, decorated with hand-painted plates and cutlery. This is where the Milan Breakfasts take place, quality conversations on design, with free coffee and croissants. I can’t think of a better way to bring people together and evoke some sense of communion, other than through great food. Hopefully the valuable discussions are continued over lunch, aperitivi or dinner.

Earlier, I was lucky to have dinner at Trattoria Aurora, and will try to either visit the Osteria del Treno, or Il Cucchiaio di Legno in the coming days – but with so much to see, there’s hardly any time to digest it. I might keep my culinary confessions for later.

Would you like breakfast sessions at your company, university or school as a means to set up a conversation? Why (not)?

2 thoughts on “Breakfast Business

  1. Great atmosphere! Buzzing. Tantalizing food.
    Breakfast idea is great, But for a large ’email & meeting factory’ seems like lightyears away to organize. Fiscal aspects, workers union, family rhythm, logistics. But starting small and ‘under the radar’ might prove to be the beginning of something new.

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