Where to have breakfast in Milan: the 8 historic bars preferred by the DOC Milanese

The breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but very often in a hurry or want to get up out of bed later neglect. Yet having a good breakfast is very useful to make our days better from both a physical and mental point of view.

In Milan , as in almost all the municipalities of Italy, there are bars at every corner where you can enjoy a good coffee, but in some in particular you can find that little bit more that can make a truly special breakfast .

Here is our selection of the best places to have breakfast in Milan and feel like a true Milanese DOC. Discover them now!

Panettone Giovanni Cova

Warm and vintage place where you can try panettone in all its tastiest shades. Wide choice of sweets and drinks.

Address: via Cusani 10 – 20121 Milan
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The Sweet Traditions

An absolutely impeccable pastry / café in everything: from the many tasty desserts, to the kind and helpful staff.

Address: via Andrea Maria Ampère 122 – 20131 Milan
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A café that is also a boutique where you can find and enjoy a fresh panettone every day of the year. With the panettone you should also absolutely try the typical barbajada, a sweet Milanese drink very popular in the nineteenth century.

Address: via Saverio Mercadante 17 – 20124 Milan
Info: Website

Cucchi pastry shop

For a true Milanese style breakfast with a wide choice of high quality desserts. Also ideal for drinking tea and some afternoon relaxation.

Address: Corso Genova 1 – 20123 Milan
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At Camparino

Another historic venue with over a century of life that has always been able to adapt over time. It was frequented by numerous musicians such as Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini and futurist artists of the caliber of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Umberto Boccioni.

Address: piazza Duomo 21 – 20122 Milan
Info: Website


Decorations that date back to the nineteenth century, artisan sweets and a very special atmosphere. It has recently also opened in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and along Via Montenapoleone .

Address: via Santa Maria alla Porta 11 / a – 20123 Milan
Info: Website

Sant Ambroeus

An elegant and well-kept place where you can find excellent coffee and a panettone that made history.

Address: Corso Giacomo Matteotti 7 – 20121 Milan
Info: Website

San Gregorio pastry shop

Pastry shop that has welcomed the gourmands of Milan since 1945. The place is surprising in its originality with the panettone that decorate the ceiling. A classic for a coffee break while enjoying an artisan dessert.

Address: via S. Gregorio 1 – 20124 Milan
Info: Website

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