Sant Ambroeus: From Italy, With Love
Beginning with a devoted following in Milan, with global outposts in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Sant Ambroeus offers a legendary Italian “caffè” experience.
Originating in the richly historical and timelessly stylish city of Milan, two pastry chefs opened a café just steps from the legendary opera house, Teatro La Scala. Inspired by the fourth century patron saint of Milan, Saint Ambrogio, the pastry team named their pasticceria and confetteria with the Milanese dialect, “Sant Ambroeus.”
From perfectly-crafted cappuccinos and sweet cornettos in the mornings, to savory paninis for lunch, this welcoming café began to develop an enthusiastic following. In addition to a local meeting place during the day, the evening offers classic Italian favorites in the restaurant’s elegant dining room.
After flourishing for years in its original location in Milan, Sant Ambroeus crossed the Atlantic to bring the authentic Italian café experience to Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Locals and international visitors alike soon became regulars, enjoying classic espresso, homemade sweets and time-honored gourmet delights.
The spirit of Italy and the sophisticated flavor of Milan is apparent at each Sant Ambroeus café and restaurant. The dedication to quality and tradition, and the old-world feel of savoring each sip and bite, illustrates the Italian emphasis on pleasure and simplicity. With the quintessential feel of cafes and trattorias of Milan, patrons feel transported to Italy each time.
“In the cafes and trattorias of Italy, time often stands still. Meals are savored, not rushed; drinks are sipped, then refilled; and conversation flows between each course. Inside, there are no commitments, no deadlines, no waiters rushing you to turn over the table. These are sacred spaces that celebrate the important connection between food, friends, and family.”
Now with restaurants in the West Village, Soho, the Upper East Side and Southampton, and coffee bars in Sotheby’s, Hanley and the Loews Regency Hotel, Sant Ambroeus has become a New York establishment. Along with a location in Palm Beach, Florida, Sant Ambroeus specializes in that special Italian touch.
From Italian classics such as espresso beverages and pastries to specialty cakes and holiday desserts, patrons can ensure the use of only the highest quality ingredients. Sant Ambroeus specialties such as the Profiterole, a tower of intricately decorated chocolate cream puffs on a moist, coffee-soaked sponge cake base with crumbled pistachios, are carefully crafted by master pastry chefs.
Whether enjoying Sant Ambroeus in its origin city of Milan, or in one of its global outposts in New York City or Palm Beach, a fine Italian caffè experience is ensured.