At California Bakery, the highest quality Italian products are used to prepare American-style food. The brunch menu is seemingly endless, with an exceptionally wide variety of dishes to choose from. The Italian style bagel is an example of the marriage of the two countries – it comes with prosciutto di Parma, mozzarella, cream cheese, lettuce and tomato. Cool off on a hot day with a chocolate or strawberry milkshake. With multiple locations scattered throughout Milan, California Bakery is one of the city’s brunch hotspots.
While Cioccolati Italiani may be best known for its gelato, its brunch menu is a hit as well. Brunch here is literally a combination of breakfast and lunch: the breakfast items include sweet bread with melted chocolate and Nutella, mini brioches and fresh fruit. Then add in the lunch part, which involves selecting an entree from a variety of options, ranging from handmade spaghetti to a hamburger with mozzarella cheese. Finally, top it all off with a small serving of gelato.
Via Edmondo De Amicis 25, Milan, Italy, +39 02 89406651
Brunch at Le Pommes includes many American dishes with a twist. There are the pancakes, for example, that also come with baked ham and cheese, or the hamburger that is prepared with lobster, mango mayonnaise and avocado mousse. Other brunch options at Le Pommes sound more Italian, such as the spaghettoni with cherry tomatoes or the bresaola with arugula and Parmesan cheese.
Via Pastrengo 7, Milan, Italy, +39 02 87074765
Filippo Lecardane opened the first Pandenus on Via Tadino, one of the few quiet streets among the bustle that is typical in Milan. Today, Pandenus has four locations in Milan, each with its own style that reflects the neighborhood. All of them offer fresh products that are prepared in-house. For brunch, there are four cleverly named options to choose from, such as the ‘I love NY’ that comes with a hamburger.
Via Tadino 15, Milan, Italy, +39 02 29528016