Cooking & Entertaining

Sant Ambroeus: The Coffee Bar Cookbook: Light Lunches, Sweet Treats, and Coffee Drinks from New York's Favorite Milanese Café

Milanese tradition plus New York glamour equals Sant Ambroeus. In its first-ever cookbook, the legendary café and restaurant shares its secrets to the perfect cappuccino, authentic panini, exquisite Italian desserts, and more.

From the first day it opened its doors on the Upper East Side in 1982, Sant Ambroeus--perhaps the quintessential Milanese café in New York City--became a beloved neighborhood staple. Attracting Upper East Side families, art lovers, and executives from the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art and midtown, and travelers from Central Park, the hand-baked breads and pastries, savory sandwiches, creamy gelatos, and perfectly crafted coffee drinks have spawned an empire with four locations in Manhattan, one in the Hamptons, and one in Palm Beach.

Featuring seventy-five recipes, including coffee drinks, breads, light fare such as tea sandwiches and panini, cookies, cakes and pastry, and the famed gelatos and sorbettos, Sant Ambroeus: The Café Cookbook brings the true soul of Milanese culture into readers' homes: quality, craftsmanship, and the feeling of being among friends.

About The Author

Opening its doors on Madison Avenue in 1982, Sant Ambroeus has been a neighborhood favorite ever since. Offering traditional Milanese cuisine, including perfectly crafted espresso and cappuccino, pastry and sandwiches, gelato and sorbetto, as well as elegant Italian dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sant Ambroeus stands for an unswerving commitment to fine service, impeccable technique, and quality ingredients.

  • Publish Date: October 06, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Cooking - Courses & Dishes - Confectionery
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 7-1/3 x 9-3/4
  • Pages: 192
  • US Price: $45.00
  • CDN Price: $60.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6590-1


"Sant Ambroeus is a great pick whether you are interested in Milanese coffee culture or simply looking for a collection of sandwich and dessert ideas to try at home. Recipes range from quick and easy sandwiches perfect for lunch to more time-consuming breads and absolutely stunning pastries/cakes." — TARA'S MULTICULTURAL TABLE