The Best Cafés and Bakeries in Milan
Find the best places for great espresso, caffé lungo, local pastries and more in Milan.
Cafés in Milan is an important part of daily life and lifestyle, and the Milanese usually pair a coffee with some kind of pastries. This guide lists the best cafés and bakeries in Milan, from the long breakfast with excellent sweet and savoury pastry and bread at Loste Café to the perfected coffee brewing at Orsonero Coffee. All picks are based on recommendations from World of Mouth experts, including local experts Laura Lazzaroni and Diego Rossi, to ensure you'll find your way only to the best places. So, if you're looking for the best cafés and bakeries in Milan, look no further.
Loste Café is a bakery-café that serves quality coffee and pastries, crafted by former Noma pastry chef, Stefano Ferraro. The café offers a range of savory and sweet pastries, including feather-light focaccia topped with agretti saltwort, squacquerone soft cheese, and lemon zest, as well as biscuits with jam and cheese-filled croissants. In addition to breakfast, Loste Café also provides a casual lunch menu complemented by a selection of fine wines.
Perfect pastry and one of Milan’s best coffees, enjoy breakfast made by former Noma pastry chef Stefano Ferraro.Not the ordinary Milanese bakery-café. Serving perfect pastry and one of Milan’s best coffees, enjoy breakfast made by former Noma pastry chef Stefano Ferraro. Feather light focaccia is topped with agretti saltwort, squacquerone soft cheese and lemon zest. Also insanely yummy biscuits with jam and baked cheese filled croissants. Also try the lunch with some nice wines!
Terroir Milano is a gourmet grocery shop with a focus on providing ethically sourced, high-quality Italian products. The store doubles as a place to enjoy a drink and a small bite, offering freshly pressed juices, specialty coffee, real matcha, and natural wines. With its elegant interior design and a selection of items that includes chocolate, coffee, tea, pasta, cheese, and wine, it is a popular spot for those who appreciate absolute flavor and responsible food choices.
A gourmet grocery shop and a great place to stop by for a drink and something small to nibble on.Terroir is a gourmet grocery shop, but it doubles up as a great place to stop by for a drink and something small (mostly sweet) to nibble on. They serve freshly pressed juices, specialty coffee and real matcha, and pour natural wines you can also buy. Owner Gabriele Ornati sources the best Italy has to offer, thanks to an extended family of beloved artisans of food. Chocolate, coffee and tea, rice, flour, pasta, sweets, cheese, wine, produce, jars of pickled and fermented greens - the super niche selection will knock your socks off. Gabriele's attention to detail is borderline obsessive, his sense for ethical sourcing uncompromising: this really is the ideal stop for those who seek absolute flavor and like to make responsible choices for their home pantry. There is something to be said also about the store's interiors, thanks to the essential, elegant display curated by Gabriele’s wife, who is Japanese. A place like this is a magnet for a very specific community of like-minded people: you go to Terroir to shop but also to run into your friends and do some solid networking. If you’re in the mood for a more substantial bite after shopping at Terroir head to Onest cafe, a few blocks away. Owned by Lorenza Licciardello and Lea Pedrinella, this is a feelgood space, with a generous veranda and an intimate courtyard. They carry exceptional specialty coffee, thanks to Lorenzo Sordini, one of Italy’s best baristas, and the kind of smart menu where you can find banging selections of charcuterie and raw milk cheese, as well as a delicious take on pasta con le sarde or the perfect red lentil dahl. It’s great also for brunch, and they make their own bread and viennoiserie. It's my favorite cafe, together with Nowhere Cafe, which is in the historic center of the city, and has a fun Aussie vibe.
Peruchito is a lively and friendly restaurant known for serving traditional Peruvian sandwiches. The menu highlights include Pan con chicharron, Pan con salchicha huachana, and Tamal de pollo, which are highly recommended by customers. The place is cash-only and is known for its tasty food and good prices.
Marlà Pasticceria is a well-regarded café and pastry shop, known for its fantastic ice cream and pastries, with flavors that change frequently. The shop is driven by a passion for creating sweets, with every cake embodying a pursuit of quality and attention to detail. Their range of products includes everything from cakes to single servings, mini pastries, regional sweets, biscuits, packaged goods, and a selection of savory items.
A great pastry shop and gelateria – this one's perfect.Marlà is a café and pastry shop similar to Pavé. I can tell when I see a place that is well made and this one's perfect. The owner is our customer and they sometimes bring us ice cream and it’s fantastic every time. Great pastry and they change the ice cream flavors often.
Orsonero Coffee is a cozy café known for its high-quality specialty coffee, freshly baked croissants, and pastries. The café, founded by a Canadian named Brent Jopson, is popular for its espresso, pour-over, and aeropress coffee varieties. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, Orsonero Coffee offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for coffee lovers to enjoy their favorite brews.
My favorite place for coffee.The coffee in this tiny coffee bar is fantastic. Brent Jopson is the Canadian guy who opened this café near the Milano Centrale serving espresso, pour over and aeropress. It's my favorite place for coffee.
Panificio Davide Longoni is a bakery known for its innovative approach to naturally leavened bread. The bakery, owned by Davide Longoni, offers a variety of breads made from heirloom wheat, reflecting his focus on quality ingredients and a sustainable entrepreneurial vision. The bakery also offers online shopping, with secure payment and delivery options, making it easy for customers to enjoy their breads at home.
The new wave of Milanese naturally leavened breadIf you want to stay in Milan and have never tried the new wave of Milanese naturally leavened bread, the place to start is one of Davide Longoni's shops (he has a few and the offer varies, from market-style to bakery-with-vegetarian restaurant). The reason is simple: he was the first to kick the Milanese out of their bad-bread-induced stupor, doing serious work on heirloom wheat with a legit entrepreneurial vision. If however, you have time to rent a car and head 45' outside of Milan, towards Bergamo, you can't miss Tilde Forno Artigiano where Peruvian artist Marisol Malatesta and Italian baker Simone Conti (both dear friends of mine) have built a beautiful space reflecting their impeccable taste and flavor-driven, conscientious philosophy (they use some of Italy's best heirloom wheat flours combined with freshly milled einkorn and rye). If I didn't make my own bread, I'd buy it here. 1. photo: Alessandra Magister2.-4. photos: Francesca d'Amico
Pavé is a restaurant known for its gourmet breakfast, lunch, and all-day cakes and croissants. The establishment, founded by three individuals, one of whom is a renowned pastry chef, offers a variety of pastries, bread, and savory dishes such as salmon salad and quiches, complemented by good coffee. With eight years of experience under its belt, Pavé continues to serve its customers with quality food, including seasonal panettone, jam, and more.
Gourmet breakfast and croissants all day long.A pastry shop founded by three guys. One is a great pastry chef who worked at the famous Pasticceria Besuschio outside of Milan. They opened this place eight years ago offering various kinds of croissants, brioches, monoporzione, bread, panettone when in season, jam, some savory dishes like salmon salad, quiches and so on. Good coffee too.
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