Exciting Cafes & Foodie Places in Milan to Add on Your List

cafes and foodie places in milan to add on your list

You could guess that Milan is full of exciting cafes and food places. I’m talking about beautiful Instagrammable cafes, pastry shops with delicious sweets, cosy brunch spots, or special tiny dessert stores. There is a little bit of everything for every taste. I have designed a list of Milan’s best cafes and foodie places for you to visit. The post is short but sweet, just like the spots mentioned in it.

As I explore Milan I plan to regularly update the list so make sure to come back from time to time to check out new discoveries! Let’s dig right in.

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The list of best cafes and pastry shops is for everyone looking for a specialty coffee, morning cappuccino, a delicious pastry or a hot chocolate. 

  • NOWHERE – Coffee & Community for specialty coffee
  • Milano Roastery for best roasted coffee on a budget
  • Orsonero Coffee for specialty coffee
  • Zàini Milano for hot chocolate
  • Marlà Pasticceria 
  • Doña Mimma
  • CLANDESTINO non esiste for the best cappuccino you will ever have
  • The Starbucks Reserve for a unique spin on the classic Starbucks experience
  • Morosini Milano


There are some sweet brunch spots you can turn to when a desire for a yummy brunch kicks in. This blog post covers the best brunch spots in Milan in detail.

  • Hygge
  • Ofelé. Caffè & Coccole. cozyest spot with amazing panckages
  • LuBar
  • Cocotte
  • BGood
  • Mugs & Co.


These are the places to go for an awesome aperitivo with the view on the skylines of Milan.

  • SunEleven Rooftop Bar with views on Duomo di Milano
  • 21 Stories Milano Navigli, the rooftop bar with two infinity pools of the newest hotel in Milan
  • Ceresio 7 for a delicious aperitivo


And if you are looking for unique experiences, have a look at the list of Milan foodie specials. Here you will find either the brand new openings or well established places offering special types of sweets, coffee or snacks.

  • Aroma Napoletano for the most delicious croissants 
  • PanFuwa the new opening for Japanese fluffy pancakes
  • Le Colonne Gelati & Crepes for yummy pancakes on the go 
  • Shaker Bubble Tea in Duomo has an amazing matcha latte with jasmine tea!
  • Snowberg (Paolo Sarpi/Chinatown) for their specialties – creme brûlé crepes and bingsu, the Korean shaved ice dessert with different toppings

What was the best coffee or foodie place you have visited in Milan? I am curious to hear more from you in the comments below.


Here is a list of restaurants I tried and would recommend to every foodie fan in Milan:

  • Sakeya – Japanese sake bistro/lounge with original bites
  • La Gioia for traditional Italian dishes (try pasta with white truffle)
  • Osteria Conchetta for the most amazing risotto
  • Ishi Fusion for sushi specials
  • Beefbar Milano if you enjoy high-quality meat dishes (burgers, steaks, quesadillas and more)
  • Il Capestrano Ristorante Abruzzese for typical meat and pasta dishes
  • Da Zero for pizza 

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Hi, it's Neja

I am an expat from Slovenia,
 living in Milan since 2021 and writing a travel blog for all of you who are curious about life in Italy or traveling in Europe.

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