The best breakfasts to charge your energy with sweetness, like a true Milanese.
Is there a better motivation than breakfast at the bar, to get out of bed in the morning? Inebriated by the scent of freshly baked croissants and the scent of coffee slipping into cups, you wake up a second time.
After two bites of the puffed croissants, you will immediately find the energy to face a hectic day in the city. This list includes some of the most famous pastry shops in Milan, where both Milanese and non-Milanese gather to grab the best desserts already from opening hours.
Via Felice Casati, 27
Entering this small place you immediately notice the counter with the single portions and the breakfast croissants. With a wide choice of sweet and savoury croissants, "the red" with raspberry jam stands out, which will make anyone fall in love. Pavè is a pastry shop devoted to the holidays, in fact if at carnival it integrates the menu with tortelli with cream, at Christmas it becomes one of the producers of panettone par excellence, with an inimitable taste. The cafè is closed on Tuesdays, while the other days it remains open from 8 AM to 7 PM; the menu is available on the website and also offers a delivery service to comfortably receive breakfast at home or in the office.
Via Luigi Porro Lambertenghi, 15
In this patisserie with a French atmosphere, the elegant single portions and macarons immediately catch your eye, while continuing inside the restaurant you will discover the showcase of the boulangerie. Here the croissants are filled with a lot of imagination and are presented with extraordinary dimensions. The patisserie also boasts a wide selection of typical French desserts that the staff will be able to tell and advise you. On Sundays the pastry shop also offers a brunch with five courses studied in detail. The pastry shop is closed on Mondays, while from Tuesday to Sunday it is open all day from 7.30 AM to 7 PM.
Via Traù, 2
The Ischia croissant is the real protagonist here, a mix of brioche dough combined with the pastry, giving life to a light and tasty dough. The thousand fillings colour the counter of the cafè, which also contains other delicacies of the Campania patisserie. With just one filling or a mix of two creams, you'll love this cheap and also very tasty breakfast. The bar has no closing days but remains open every day from 7 AM to 6.30 PM to offer its desserts also for snacks.
CLIVATI DAL 1969
Viale Coni Zugna, 57
In this historic pastry shop you can find all the traditional sweets. Since 1969 this place has been baking cakes, pastries and croissants to satisfy every palate at any time of day. From breakfast to aperitif, in fact, you can taste the mignon pastry that looks like a rainbow behind the counter, or one of the savory proposals. The pastry shop provides home delivery, with the possibility of ordering brunch packages to share with the family, giving the opportunity to taste different products during a quiet morning at home. The cafè is open every day from 7 AM to 10 PM, while on Sundays it is open from 8 AM to 8PM. To see the menu and place orders, visit the website.
Corso Lodi, 15
In this small workshop every day delicacies of all kinds come to light, from sweets for breakfast to those for special occasions. The up-and-coming patisserie, awarded by Gambero Rosso, boasts a counter full of stuffed croissants, mignon pastries and fluffy “maritozzi”. From breakfast to snack, Marlà offers both sweet and savory preparations to satisfy all palates. With the weekly closing on Mondays, the other days of the week it remains open from 8 AM to 7 PM. On the official website it is possible to explore the various products divided by category and place an order at home.
Via Francesco Guicciardini, 3
Recently opened, this venue takes its name from the two owners, Lorenzo and Stefano, who worked together at Noma, an award-winning restaurant in Copenhagen. Here in Milan they have decided to open a place to have breakfast or a quick lunch. On the counter, every morning, few proposals are presented but sufficient to satisfy the customers. Pain au chocolat, swivel, cardamom, cinnamon roll and other always new proposals are treated in detail, to make customers leave with a smile on the face. The small cafè closes on Mondays, while the other days it remains open from 7.30 AM to 5 PM.
Having breakfast in these 6 places will give a significant change to the day, with a good cappuccino and a croissant your energy is guaranteed. And why not, if you feel the need, you can also make a short stop for an afternoon snack, thanks to the proposals for tea time. Between the most classic and modern patisserie, you will surely find the right place for a breakfast with all the trimmings in Milan, but if you have any advice we invite you to write it in the comments. In the meantime, we are waiting for you with other tips on
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