“A historical French landmark with the flavors of Italy”
Caffè Stern, located in the heart of Paris inside the Passage des Panoramas, is the brainchild of the Alajmo brothers and Gianni Frasi, a fourth-generation coffee roaster from Verona. Housed inside a landmark letterpress shop, Caffè Stern was brought back to life thanks to designer Philippe Starck.
Open all day, visitors can stop by for an olive oil brioche in the morning and return later in the day for Venetian-style “cicchetti” like baccalà mantecato (whipped stockfish) with fried polenta squares. The lunch and dinner menu features Italian classics revisited by Max Alajmo like spaghetti alla Carbonara or a “cappuccino” made with potato puree and Bolognese meat ragu.