Brunch in Milan: A Foodie’s Guide to the 9 Best Spots

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The brunch scene in Milan is quickly growing, with more and more cafes and restaurants offering up their own unique takes on the classic morning meal.

From the traditional Italian cappuccino and cornetti to crepes, omelettes and more, you can find a variety of options to keep you satisfied no matter your tastes.

With the chic vibe and energy of the city, brunch in Milan is the perfect way to spend a lazy weekend morning.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional Italian spot or a contemporary hip brunch cafe, you can find something to your liking, and the city is sure to provide a unique and memorable time.

In this blog post, we’ll be exploring some of the top places to have a memorable weekend brunch in Milan. But if you want to have breakfast with pastries and great coffee, read this instead!

Brunch in Milan

Pandenus

Several locations, see below

Pandenus is more than just a cafeteria; it’s a culinary destination for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner. The kitchen serves up delicious dishes, and the bakery offers fresh-baked bread and homemade pastries. And when it’s time for a drink, the cocktails and wine bar are always ready to serve.

Despite the busy atmosphere, Pandenus maintains a relaxed and welcoming vibe. The use of wood and scents creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, and in nice weather, the windows are often left open to create a patio-like feel, with a few tables even placed on the sidewalk.

The brunch menu at Pandenus features set menus, such as a hearty burger, eggs, a delicious vegetarian omelet, and a refreshing yogurt and fruit option. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely meal or a quick bite, Pandenus has something for everyone.

Pandenus is a popular culinary destination with six locations scattered throughout the city. No matter where you are, you’re never far from a delicious meal, fresh-baked bread, or a refreshing drink. The relaxing atmosphere, delicious food, and convenient locations make Pandenus a go-to spot for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner.

Via Mercato, 24 (Brera)

Via Francesco Melzi d’Eril, 3 (Sempione)

Largo la Foppa, 5 (Brera)

Corso Concordia, 11 (Cinque Giornate / Risorgimento)

Via Alessandro Tadino, 15 (Porta Venezia)

Piazza Vetra, 19a (Ticinese)

Mugs & Co. cafe and Bakery

Via Emilio Morosini, 4 (Cinque Giornate / Risorgimento)

Mugs and Co. is all about giving you a tasty adventure with a British vibe and an Italian twist. Here you can take a break from the city and chill with a good book and a cup of coffee, surrounded by yummy homemade treats and sandwiches.

Make sure you try their homemade cakes and baked desserts: carrot cake, brownies muffins are all to die for.

A full brunch will cost you 23 euros, and it comes with one entrée, one dessert, one drink, and one coffee or Americano. Some of the options include scrambled eggs and crispy bacon, toast with butter and pancakes, or pancakes with a savory filling of Norwegian smoked salmon, cream cheese, hummus.

There’s also an alternative option with English sausage, bacon, baked beans, grilled tomatoes, two ox-eye eggs, toast with butter

And for vegans, the menu includes vegetarian club sandwiches, yogurt, fresh berries, granola. All menues are accompanied by orange juice, and a coffee-based drink of your choice, including americano.

Biancolatte

Via Filippo Turati, 30 (Turati, Yellow Metro Line)

Biancolatte is a charming café with a white, milky décor with a distinct scandinavian feel. It is conveniently close to both the Repubblica and Turati metro stations and the Sempione park.

They are open from morning to night and serve all meals, but their brunch, which is served every Saturday and Sunday from early morning until late afternoon, is our favorite.

In addition to their usual menu, they offer special brunch dishes. At their brunch, you can always get pancakes, eggs, and fresh fruit. You can also get croissants, granola bowls, smoothies, fresh juices, and coffee. They also serve pasta, poke, a wide variety of desserts, and even ice cream, as just some of the many items on their extensive menu.

Biancolatte is a well-known restaurant in Milano; unfortunately, it is only possible to make reservations for dinner, and the restaurant is often quite busy on the weekends. Arriving early when they open is your best bet for securing a table.

California Bakery

several locations, see below

The California Bakery, which pioneered Milan’s brunch scene, has now opened a total of nine sites around the city.

Everything from scrambled eggs to new york cheesecake in multiple flavors (chocolate, strawberries), carrot cake, devil’s food cake, red velvet cake, and many more are available here, along with other classic American dishes like bagels and sandwiches. All this is done while still retaining an authentic flavor:  hanging baskets, wooden tables, and green decor remind you that you’re still in Italy!

Brunch is served there on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On this particular day, the menu includes a main dish (like toast, an egg dish, pancakes, or bagels), a side dish (like hashbrowns, spinach, or fries), and free refills of drinks, including, of course, American coffee.

Via Larga, 19 (Duomo)

Via San Vittore, 2 (Sant’Ambrogio / Last Supper)

Piazza Sant’Eustorgio, 4, (Navigli)

Viale Premuda, 44 (Cinque Giornate / Risorgimento)

Via Vincenzo Monti, 15 (Sant’Ambrogio / Last Supper)

Viale Beatrice d’Este, 49 (Porta Romana)

Viale Piave, 38 (Porta Venezia)

Corso Garibaldi, 89 (Brera)

Corso Como, 5 (Brera)

Clotilde Bistrot

Via Galileo Galilei, 2 (Repubblica)

Clotilde is a stunning bistro in the Repubblica area (yellow metro line) that is part of the Windsor Hotel.

Open all day, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this restaurant is a favorite among the area’s office workers for lunch due to its inviting ambience and chic furnishings. The dishes are made in an Italian manner, with Milanese cooking taking center stage.

Every Sunday from 12 PM to 3:30 PM, we provide an endless breakfast buffet with delicious items including eggs, sweet and salty croissants, pancakes, tarts, and more, all complemented by our beautiful seasonal fruits.

On Sundays from noon to 3 p.m., you can help yourself to an unlimited brunch buffet with eggs, sweet and savory croissants, pancakes, tarts, and more, along with seasonal fruit.

God Save The Food

Multiple locations, see below

God Save The Food is a popular place for brunch in Milan. It has four stylish and trendy locations in the city’s central neighborhoods. This brunch hotspot offers an a la carte menu that features a wide range of delicious dishes to choose from.

Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty club sandwich with salmon and avocado, a flavorful pad thai, or a classic pizza, you’ll find something to satisfy your cravings at God Save The Food. And of course, no brunch is complete without a sweet treat, so be sure to try one of their delicious pancakes or cheesecakes for dessert.

The atmosphere at God Save The Food is chic and fashionable, making it the perfect place to go for a laidback yet luxurious brunch experience. So why not gather your friends and family and head to God Save The Food for a cozy and delicious meal? You’re sure to be impressed by the menu and fashionable atmosphere. Whether you’re a local or a visitor to Milan, God Save The Food is a must-visit brunch spot.

Piazza del Carmine, 1 (Brera)

Via Felice Bellotti, 2 (Porta Venezia)

Via Tortona, 34 (Navigli)

Fonderie Milanesi

Via Giovenale, 7 (Navigli)

Le Fonderie Milanesi is a unique and interesting venue in Milan, located in a repurposed foundry that still maintains its industrial aesthetic.

The space features straw seats, bare walls, and a beautiful courtyard filled with wisteria, creating a grungy yet inviting atmosphere.

Located in a gravel courtyard between the Navigli and Porta Romana, Le Fonderie Milanesi is surrounded by garages and workshops, giving it a secluded and hidden feel.

Le Fonderie Milanesi offers brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 until 3:30 in the afternoon. However, reservations can be difficult to make over the phone, so it is best to arrive just when they open to secure a table.

Hygge

Via Giuseppe Sapeto, 3 (Navigli / Ticinese)

A cafe with a cozy, Scandinavian vibe, “Hygge” is a hidden treasure in the heart of Milan. The walls are covered with polaroids of visitors who have generously shared their advice, memories, and experiences with the guests.

Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 3:30 pm for 26 euros, and comprises dishes including Eggs Benedict, avocado, and marinated pumpkin carpaccio, along with sides such Hasselback potatoes with mustard mayo.

Desserts like pumpkin spice bread with coffee ganache, along with microfiltered water and juice, are included in the brunch price. For vegetarians, there is also a choice always available.

Brunch lovers will find “Hygge” Milano to be a real gem because it has both great food and a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Combo Milano

Ripa di Porta Ticinese, 83 (Navigli)

Combo started out as a lovely hostel in the Navigli district, but it has now expanded into much more.

The place was created within a pre-existing “casa di ringhiera”, a typical Milanese building that develops around an interior courtyard.

And this courtyard is a garden in which to work or relax, a timeless place surrounded by greenery in which to stay before returning to the energy of this city that never sleeps.

The menu at Combo is a mash-up of Mediterranean and Asian ingredients, worldwide street food, Italian heritage, and so on.

The brunch served here on Sundays has an attitude that prioritizes health and quality over quantity, and the meal itself is not too heavy.

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Featured photo by Yelena Odintsova

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