1. Cracco Coffee Design
Nothing says style like Cracco Coffee Design. All-star chef Carlo Cracco’s latest Milan offering is this pearly, elegant café, which took the place of the old Triennale Café in 2008.
The white, avant-garde, minimalist space created by designer Michele de Lucchi is ideal for people watching. Large windows allow views of the outside as well as of the chefs as they prepare a host of small, gourmet dishes characteristic of Cracco, along with some of Milan’s top brews.
2. Miani Caffè (Zucca)
Located in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, amongst the hautest of the haute couture shopping in Milan, this café is a must for fashion minded coffee-lovers.
Two floors, each with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the bustling thoroughfare of the Galleria, beneath its shimmering domed roof, allows for plenty of fashion-watching, while the coffees and snacks might be good enough to distract even the most fashion-forward.
3. Sant Ambroeus
Sant Ambroeus, a café, bar, restaurant, and patisserie, has long been a pillar of Milan’s coffee and bakery culture. And for good reason.
Stunning Belle-Époque style envelopes you as you enter, as sugary-sweet as the frosting on the delectable sweets. A haunt of VIPs and haute-couture giants, the people-watching inside is as good as watching the street outside.
4. Bianco Latte
If you want a truly indulgent coffee, there’s nothing like Bianco Latte. The rich, creamy coffees are to die for, as are the many snacks and sweets typical of a classic Italian pasticceria.
Clean, simple style and the always-helpful staff assure that nothing comes between you and your heavenly beverage.
Take a birds-eye-view of the Milan streets from the Armani/Lounge. Minimalist elegance and pared-down contemporary style meets utter comfort in this fashionable hideaway at the top of the Armani Hotel Milan.
Skyline-views of Milan pour through the floor-to-ceiling windows while you delight in a delicious coffee or a perfect pre-dinner aperitivo.