Pasticceria Marchesi is one of Milan’s oldest bakeries and pastry shops with a long-standing tradition that is also visible in Pasticceria Marchesi’s original interior. Pasticceria Marchesi is popular with both locals, who usually have a quick coffee at the bar and the occasional fresh brioche, and tourists, admiring the elaborate pastries and wide variety of delicious baked goods. Pasticceria Marchesi is the perfect breakfast spot for first-time visitors, who want to experience typical Milanese breakfast culture.
Via Santa Maria alla Porta 11a, Milan, Italy, +39 02 862 770
Right behind the beautiful church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Pasticceria San Carlo is one of Milan’s most historic and prestigious bakeries that stands for the highest baking tradition. Its sophisticated and creative pastry, savory snacks, and elegant interior make for an extraordinary breakfast experience. Pasticceria San Carlo makes fantastic cakes for special occasions, such as birthdays or weddings, biscuits that follow old family recipes and a whole chain of exclusive chocolate pralines. For the everyday breakfast, Pasticceria San Carlo also serves amazing homemade crêpes that come with a special recommendation.
Via Matteo Bandello 1, Milan, Italy, +39 02 481 2227
On Pizza Affari, the heart of Milan’s financial district, Il Gusto Dell Caffé is a great spot for a nice breakfast in a central location with its hearty breakfast menu. Il Gusto Dell Caffé also offers a wide variety of salads, wraps and other snacks, which are ideal for a quick lunch break during a busy day of work or sightseeing. The service is very attentive and quick without disturbing the café’s relaxing atmosphere.
Via Borromei 13, Milan, Italy, +39 345 126 5774
Away from tourist mainstream areas, Tandem Bistrot is located down a quiet side street of Corso Magenta. Many locals have lunch there as Tandem Bistrot serves great food in an intimate and authentic setting. The menu consists of a range of light sandwiches, salads, small pasta portions and homemade desserts that are all the perfect choice for a quick break. Tandem Bistrot is also known for its excellent Italian coffee specialties and delicious tiramisu.
Via Bassano Porrene 4, Milan, Italy, +39 024 554 5711