12 November 2014
An abandoned ex-garage has been transformed into Upcycle, a bike café inspired by Northern European examples, and according to a favourite Milanese term-of-the-moment, it is very “hipster”. Large tables welcome diners, readers or even workers, there is a bar with delicacies abound, and several comfy areas to kick back and relax. The owners wanted to create a space where people could meet and socialize, rather than a bar where consumption was obligatory in order to sit and stay. Upcycle also organizes concerts, special events, cultural presentations and of course, cycling groups! Upcycle is not like other bars: it is a gathering place, dedicated not only to cyclers, but anyone who lives sustainably. Those who drive cars or scooters are welcome as well, as there is parking behind the space and a ramp that leads up to the relaxing, and relaxed, locale, where spending time is pure pleasure.