Sant Ambroeus Carves Out a Mountain Home in Aspen

The Milanese coffee bar and culinary institution heads out West in sumptuous Alpine digs envisioned by Giampiero Tagliaferri.

Sant Ambroeus, the Milanese coffee bar and culinary institution, has made its debut in Aspen. Marking its first venture out West, Giampiero Tagliaferri Studio delivered a masterclass in contemporary Alpine design. The space is a harmonious blend of Aspen’s natural beauty and Italian elegance, featuring vintage Italian furnishings like Le Bambole sofas by Mario Bellini and 1950s Carlo Ratti chairs. The café’s material palette is equally evocative, with concrete counters, flagstone floors, and warm touches of walnut wood and Verde Alpi marble. 

But Sant Ambroeus is more than just a feast for the eyes. Helming the kitchen is executive pastry chef Guido Mogni, who offers up the brand’s signature pasticceria and Paninetti all’olio, alongside new additions like smoked salmon avocado toast and panino Praga. The newcomer is a holistic match for Aspen’s dawn-to-dusk vibe, a place where visitors can savor a morning espresso and croissant or unwind with a Martini Affogato after a day on the slopes.

(All photography by Billal Baruk Taright.)

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