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Where To Eat Breakfast In Milan
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Where To Eat Breakfast In Milan

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Updated: 17 October 2016
In the international city of Milan simple morning espressos are accompanied by cheeses, hams, baked breads and other international dishes. Join us as we take a trip through the top 10 brunch spots in Lombardy’s capital.
Cupcake, That's Bakery
Cupcake, That’s Bakery | © fry_theonly/Flickr
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That’s Bakery

That’s Bakery is a slice of New York in the middle of Milan. The weekend brunch menu offers a few different options, whether you prefer eggs, a sandwich or a hamburger. Brunch is accompanied by sweet potato fries, baked potatoes, corn, sausage, sweet and sour onions and a salad. Or, build your own brunch by selecting an assortment of sweet and savory items. Don’t leave without trying a cupcake – especially the chocolate and Nutella one.

Via Vigevano 41, Milan, Italy, +39 02 8394890

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Ostello Bello

Ostello Bello is Milan’s premier hostel. Brunch includes a buffet table, with a selection of fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, juices and coffee. Guests also get to pick an entree. Try the pancakes topped with maple syrup and chocolate. Or go for the Turbo burger, a special recipe that includes crispy bacon and cheddar cheese.

Via Medici 4, Milan, Italy, +39 02 36582720

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Vintage Bakery

Known for its 1950s American style, Vintage Bakery is a family-owned bakery in the heart of the Isola neighborhood in Milan. At the weekend, this popular spot is teeming with friends and family who come together to enjoy a delicious brunch. Order a la carte or choose between the ‘East Coast’ and ‘West Coast’ brunches.

Viale Stelvio 39, Milan, Italy, +39 02 99203619

California Bakery
California Bakery | ©olgite/Flickr

California Bakery

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.

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Unico is an upscale restaurant that has earned the highest Michelin star rating possible in Europe. Located on the 20th floor of the WJC Tower in Milan, brunch at Unico is certainly a unique experience. The kitchen is headed by renowned chef Felice Lo Basso, who serves up a fantastic brunch buffet each Sunday. Each weekend has a different theme that features foods from a particular region of Italy. While pricey, Unico is the perfect place to celebrate a very special occasion.

Viale Achille Papa 30, Milan, Italy, +39 02 39261025

Breakfast buffet | © Matt@PEK/WikiCommons
Breakfast buffet | ©Matt@PEK/WikiCommons
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BhangraBar‘s Sunday brunch is a successful combination of Italian, Indian and English styles that is sure to satisfy any palate. Enjoy the peace and quiet in the outdoor seating area or admire the warm colors of the restaurant’s interior decor. The brunch buffet has a selection of eggs, as well as a variety of fruits, vegetables, cheese and meats typical of the Mediterranean kitchen.

Corso Sempione 1, Milan, Italy, +39 02 34934469

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Billing itself as an urban bike cafe with a northern European spin, Upcycle is dedicated to all things cycling. The cafe is also passionate about sustainability; look no further than the space itself, which used to be an abandoned garage. Try the bacon quiche or the beetroot burger, and the fresh juice blend of carrot, ginger, apple and orange. The decor is ultra-modern and the two long wooden tables create a convivial atmosphere.

Via Ampere 59, Milan, Italy, +39 02 83428268

Marocchino shakerato freddo da Cioccolati Italiani
Marocchino shakerato freddo da Cioccolati Italiani | ©Alessandra Cimatti/Flickr
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Cioccolati Italiani

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

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Le Pommes

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

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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