The 10 Best Brunch Spots In Corso Magenta, Milan, Italy

Sophia Karner

Corso Magenta, and its surrounding area, is one of Milan’s liveliest areas. It is perfect for both sightseeing and a day of shopping. A great brunch at one of our best 10 cafés and restaurants will complement those days and offer a welcome chance to relax for an hour or two.

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1. Patti Bakery & Bistrot

Bakery, Restaurant, Pastry Shop, Italian, Pastries, Dessert

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The classic Italian café, Patti Bakery & Bistrot, is located in a small side street near Corso Magenta and is a refreshing off-the-beaten-path restaurant. A true Italian bakery, Patti Bakery & Bistrot offers a stunning amount of desserts and homemade cakes that can all be consumed in the relaxed ambiance of the lovingly decorated interior. These classic, sweet breakfast options are also complemented by a light lunch menu with sandwiches and a range of salads. In the late afternoon, the bakery also serves wine and a snack buffet including several types of homemade focaccia and grissini bread (breadsticks), which are definitely worth a try.

2. Café Litta

Bar, Restaurant, Beer, Wine, Fast Food, Italian, Dessert

Palazzo Litta
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Café Litta is an intimate café, bar and restaurant just across the road from Palazzo Litta, a baroque building dating back to the Spanish rule of Milan. The café’s interior is decorated in an Art Deco style, with a lot of attention to detail, and it is especially nice in the summer months when guests can sit outside and enjoy the sun. Café Litta serves great Italian coffee, delicious desserts, a light lunch menu and typically Italian aperitivo in the late afternoon.

3. Biffi

Bakery, Pastry Shop, Pastries, Dessert, Vegetarian, Italian

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Biffi is a pastry shop and bakery dating back as far as 1847 on Corso Magenta. The pasticceria, that has more than 160 years of experience in baking, is especially popular with locals that live in the area for its high-quality, handmade pastries and excellent service. Biffi’s specialty is the traditional panettone milanese, a delicious type of sweet bread with raisins and candied oranges that every visitor in Milan should taste at least once. Tea time is the best time to visit Biffi.

4. Scriptorium Café Milano Lombardia

Bar, Italian, Beer, Wine, Fast Food

Mango Crêpes
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Scriptorium Café Milano Lombardia, just around the corner from the hustle and bustle of Corso Magenta, is a great place for an early lunch break. The café and bar is small and intimate and provides shelves full of books for its guests that are just waiting to be read. While flipping through some Italian classics, guests can enjoy a varied bar menu, ranging from club sandwiches, salads and other cold snacks to healthy yoghurts and fruit and delicious homemade crêpes with Nutella. The quality of the food is excellent and the atmosphere is very relaxed, which is a welcome change to other busy brunch spots.

5. Bio Solaire

Restaurant, Family style, Pizzeria, Italian, Seafood, Fast Food

Caprese pizza
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Bio Solaire, right off Corso Magenta, is a fantastic Italian restaurant that specializes in pizzas. From healthy mozzarella, tomato and basil to a classic calzone, Bio Solaire’s menu will have something in store for everyone. As its name says, Bio Solaire relies on organic eco-friendly products and fresh regional delicacies, such as parma ham and parmesan, for their pizzas. At midday, Bio Solaire also offers very affordable deals for pizzas, drinks and desserts.

6. Majestic Café

Cafe, Italian, Fast Food, Vegetarian

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On the route between the Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco on Via Dante, Majestic Café attracts both tourists and locals with its varied menu, excellent service and great prices. Majestic Café is open from 8am and serves fantastic Italian coffee and desserts in the morning. At midday, a varied lunch menu with salads, pastas and sandwiches and the great location of Majestic Café make for a welcome stop in a busy day of sightseeing.

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