This is definitely one of the best known patisseries and bars in Mandello del Lario, a town under the province of Lecco, which is located on the eastern bank of the right hand branch of Lake Como. After a plurennial, thorough preparation at some of the most prestigious institutions of Italian patisserie, the original proprietor and patissier of this bar, Amerigo, from whom the name of the place comes, opened Pasticceria Amerigo in 1954. The son and other family members soon followed him in his undertaking and passion, thus creating a multifunctional space where breakfast is just the tip of the iceberg.
Address: piazza della Repubblica 10, Mandello del Lario, Italy, +39 0341732198
Located in the beautiful Como, at the southern end of the western branch of the lake, Gelateria Lariana offers, alongside delicious, reasonably priced ice creams, fresh fruit as well as the so called brioche con gelato, one of the special treats the sweet-toothed are particularly fond of in Italy. Alternatively, kick start your day with a wonderful affogato al cioccolato, ice-cream with hot chocolate and possibly whipped cream.
Address: Lungo Lario Trento, Como, Italy, +39 031 266388
Baita Monte Goj
Situated just a five minute drive away from Como, this house in the mountains is a most beloved refuge for those who want an accessible getaway or a family and friends gathering at weekends. Enjoying an enchanting view of Lake Como and the surrounding area thanks to its elevated position, Baita Monte Goj is committed to employing only the best of ingredients and not yielding to frozen food. Each and every dish they serve is hand made the same morning, thus guaranteeing the utmost freshness of the food. If you’re looking for a great brunch with amazing local cuisine, this is the place to go.
Address: via alla Zocca 33, Albate (Como), Italy, +39 349 1046482
Yogurt & Co.
If customers are up for an alternative breakfast or brunch in central Como, Yogurt & Co. definitely has something to suit. With standard yoghurt and light yoghurt as well as a wide range of toppings to choose from, any patron might take a while to pick just one cup with a few toppings. These include fresh fruit, varying depending on the season, cereals, chocolate in all forms and shapes, as well as all sorts of inviting creams. Alternatively, try a waffle or a crêpe.
Address: via Cesare Cantù 41, Como, Italy
Despite being housed in a rather non descript, ordinary building, OnnoLulu compensates what it lacks in appearance with an overwhelming quality of service and food. The décor is modern and essential, with quite a large counter displaying the pastries on offer and a fridge tempting customers to take away one of their wonderfully crafted ice cream cakes. Later on in the day, OnnoLulu also serves great cocktails at bargain prices.
Address: Località Onno, Oliveto Lario, Italy
Il Ponte 1830
For those who like bio or simply healthy food, Il Ponte 1830 is where they want to be. This family run restaurant draws inspiration from the customs and traditions which are cherished in the family itself, which means that all the food they serve is prepared at the moment with vegetables, herbs and spices from their orchard. They offer great vegetarian options for those who are looking for a healthy brunch or lunch, but they do not neglect desserts either. These are usually accompanied with a wide range of great herbal teas with appealing blends and mesmerizing smells.
Address: via Vittorio Veneto 43, Albese con Cassano, Italy, +39 031 420052