Loste Café is the first opening in Milano for Stefano Ferraro, former head of pastry at Restaurant Noma, and Lorenzo Cioli, former sommelier of Iluka Restaurant in Copenhagen.
The space is divided in two almost equal areas, one on the back hosting the kitchen with the pastry workshop and an existing wood fired oven and all the services such as storage and toilets. The front area is facing the street and gets natural light from the two big windows towards the quiet pedestrian public space on the outside.
The seating area is dominated by a big bar counter with the Marzocco coffee machine, everything happens around the main built in piece of furniture in the room.
Each piece of furniture, except the dining chairs, has been designed and custom made for this project, including the solid wood tables with black steel legs and the bar counter. All the pieces have been developed together with selected local artisans to combine minimal contemporary design with craftsmanship and skills.
Only a few colours and materials were used in the design: solid oak wood, mat black and snap yellow. The yellow colour has been chosen by the chef to warm up the kitchen ambient that is visible from the bar.