Sant Ambroeus Espresso Bar brings old-world aptitude to Aspen’s core
Espresso, Italian model, at Sant Ambroeus, Espresso Bar, Aspen.
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In the event you weren’t one of many hordes of vacationers who made your solution to Europe this summer season and seethed with jealousy each time you scrolled Instagram, a brand new espresso bar on the town, Sant Ambroeus, positioned at 520 E. Hyman, could assist fill that eager for lengthy, gradual lunches made for catching up with mates.

The primary issues that hit you as you strategy Sant Ambroeus are the tables organized outdoors and servers wearing white, able to take your order, as they might in any sidewalk café in any variety of European cities, particularly Milan.

Basic Supervisor Federica Pauli confirmed that’s precisely the purpose.

Sant Ambroeus Espresso Bar Basic Supervisor Frederica Pauli having fun with a ravishing Aspen day together with her furry greatest buddy.
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“We needed to convey a distinct sort of espresso and breakfast tradition to Aspen,” she mentioned. “In America, the morning is so fast-paced. Folks wish to seize and go to work. We needed to have an area the place folks can come and perceive European tradition. It’s good for individuals who have the time to have the ability to sit, benefit from the lovely area, and take their time with what they’re consuming and consuming. It’s one thing totally different.”

The inside of Sant Ambroeus Espresso Bar, Aspen.
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Lovely interiors and high-quality meals are the usual for all of Sant Ambroeus’ espresso bar and restaurant areas. The unique espresso bar dates to 1936 Milan, positioned close to the legendary opera home, Teatro La Scala. The model expanded to New York Metropolis’s Madison Avenue in 1982. It now boasts a number of areas in Manhattan, two within the Hamptons, and one in Palm Seashore.

Their latest endeavor in Aspen opened on June 16. Pauli mentioned {that a} typical Sant Ambroeus location normally features a bakery and low bar within the entrance and a extra formal restaurant within the again. As a result of it was so arduous to discover a area sufficiently big in Aspen to accommodate that plan, the corporate determined to separate up the areas opening the espresso bar first on the E. Hyman location.

“With the ability to open the cafe earlier than the restaurant was a very good introduction to the city as a result of it’s extra accessible and never so overwhelming and intimidating,” she mentioned. “We’ve got a whole lot of model recognition with a whole lot of vacationers who come to city, however for the locals and individuals who had by no means heard of our model earlier than, it was a pleasant, gentle introduction. They see what we will do, they see the standard of the product we’ve got, and it simply builds pleasure for the potential of the restaurant, subsequent 12 months.”

For her, planting roots right here can be private. Raised in New York, she relocated to Aspen seven years in the past to be nearer to her older sister and her household. She has discovered the alpine way of life fits her and is blissful to name Aspen residence.

Most days, you’ll find her on the espresso bar greeting and serving to clients and mentioned within the two months that they’ve been open, she has seen extra regulars who spend time there every day having fun with espresso and pastry for breakfast, in addition to their choice of spritzes, panini, salads, and different savory dishes for lunch.

“I moved out right here, and it was love at first sight, and haven’t left since,” she mentioned. “The group right here is so particular as a result of most people who find themselves drawn to a spot like Aspen, we’re all right here for comparable causes: to be in nature, to benefit from the way of life, and to make deep connections with the folks on this small, tight group. I needed to share one thing that was part of me with this city that’s my residence now.”

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A choice of desserts at Sant Ambroeus Espresso Bar, Aspen.
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