Fancy brunch - God save the food
This if one of the fancier and more pricy brunch places in Milan. They have 3 different locations around in Milan and I do recommend the book your brunch table in advance as this place usually is full. The food was great, and the portions were in a good size too. I would love to go back here in the future for sure.
The big question is where to eat healthy in Milano, the city of pizza and pasta. A few friends have asked me for healthy recommendations. Personally, I don’t come to Italy to be healthy or on a diet, but there are a few healthy spots I can recommend that have really healthy options for those who prefer that.
Wegamama - More like a sushi place with tons of healthy options and good bowls.
Juice bar cafe (Duomo) - colorful bowls, juices etc, vegans options too.
Temakinho - One of Milan's new hotspots. This is a super fancy sushi place with amazing bowls, as well as rolls. The interior inside is pink and tropic. Cool spot to check out, very close to Corso Como/ Garibaldi.
California Bakery - They are located with multiple locations around Milan. They serve breakfast, brunch, and lunch with a Californian inspiration.
Rosa & Co
Are you a fan of poke bowls, you better check out this cute spot. The interior from the doorstep to the ceiling is all pink and they serve great drinks too.
\They are located in Corso Giuseppe, Garibaldi.
Starbucks Reserve - Great coffee
For the coffee lovers, I do recommend checking out one of the Starbucks reserve cafes in Milan. Starbucks Reserve is an upscale version of the normal Starbucks. They recently opened one in NYC too, in the Meatpacking district, right next to our old place. Its always packed there, probably since its the only one in NYC.
Their coffee is great and their pastries too. Perfect to enjoy a little coffee in-between sightseeing. We went back 3 times during our stay, much better than normal Starbucks coffee.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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Italy’s oldest active shopping mall. The galleria is always packed with tourists. For fewer people, I suggest to go earlier in the morning and not at the weekend.
The galleria also has restaurants, so for those who just want to people-watch and have a snack that is also an option. We found a cute ice cream place on one of the corners inside and just walked around for a little.
Porta Genova is like Brooklyn in NYC or Grunerlokka in Oslo. The area has become super popular in the last 5 years, a lot of students, artists etc live here.
The famous Navigli canal is located in the heart of porta Genova surrounded by cafes and restaurants. No matter what time of year, there is always a great vibe in this area, especially around aperitivo hours, when the Italiens get together after work to have their daily glass of wine.
A lot of people would probably think its weird to eat Asian fusion in the city of pasta and pizza. But after several days with a full carb diet, we felt like eating a lighter meal. Tenoha is a newer Asian fusion restaurant located in Porta Genova, really close to the subway station. We combined the restaurant visit with sightseeing and shopping in Porta Genova. Both food and service were good. We had warm bowls with seafood and noodles, delish!
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Last but not least: Papilla just opened in Porta Genova, and recently got rated to Milan’s new nr one pizza. The spot is super cute and created by an italien family. Everything is brand new inside. Those who know me well, know I don’t eat pizza really often. This time it was defiantly worth it. Super thin, crispy crust with soft mozzarella cheese and salty ham. Yep, Italiens know how to make their pizza right!
Hope you all had a great week and got inspired to try something new if you are planning on visiting Milan. You can find the guide part 1 under Travel.
All best, Eline S.