It’s not about how good your food is, it’s about how good it looks on #Instagram
Here is the shortlist of cafes in Milan where you can get some awesome pictures for your Instagram. Pleasant ambiance and lighting and food/drink presentation – the places below have at least one of these characteristics, and in some cases even all!
Caminadella Dolci Pasticceria – hidden in an old style Milanese backyard, this bakery is a paradise for homemade sweets and cakes.
Bar Senato – a minimal and lush place, shimmering in gold and small cozy garden with the softest grass you could ever put your feet on.
Riad Food Garden – a coffee shop that resembles a riad. It is is decorated in minimal Moroccan style, enriched with beautiful ceramics, trinkets and lush plants that are available to come home with you (in exchange for money of course).
Fioraio Bianchi Caffè – established forty years ago in the heart of Brera district is still preserves the authentic vintage atmosphere with a French feel. From breakfast to dinner it is the go-to place for the locals.
Gesto Milano – eco-sustainable place where you can indulge in some superb gourmet tapas served on small blackboards.
Macha Japanese Cafè – opened less than an year ago in July 2016 and soon became one of the most crowded venues in town and also one of the most Instagrammed . Easy to understand why.
Pause Cafè -welcomes you with a relaxed, homey feel with vintage styling and rustic touches. The place is so comfrotable and appealing, with a friendly staff and nice, low music, that the desire to nestle in and linger for a while comes more naturally that you can imagine.
22 Milano – the best choice if you want to refuel with freshly baked cakes and sweets or homemade bread and pasta. In addition to this, the spacious, minimal design creates a zen atmosphere perfect for a friendly catch-ups, business meetings or instagram postings.
Tabaccheria Giacomo – a tiny, deco inspired bar with walls in soft green color, black and white checkered floor and French vintage furniture. It also offers a fine selection of typical Italian products like the white truffle butter, Tropea red onions, pickled peppers, olive oils and honey from the mountains.
Potafiori – former flower shop where apart from having brekafast/lunch/snack/dinner, you could also enjoy a live jazz show by the owner who also performs in some of the most popular clubs in town.
L’Arabesque – a cult store with a restaurant vintage inspired area, with comfortable tufted velvet chairs and homamade pastries. The service is not the most attentive ever but the nice setting makes up for that.
Clotilde Bistrot –a coffee bar and restaurant with big glass windows that allow you to enjoy the Milanese life while comfortably sittng on a soft sofa.
Santa Marta – “old Milan” atmosphere, elegant and relaxing, on the top floor of Santa Marta Suites, a luxury hotel situated five minutes away from Duomo.
Bar Luce – the cheerful color palettes and vintage pinball machines will take you back to the Italian pop art culture in the ’50s and the ’60s, while the modish bathroom will bring you back to the current minimalism. The menu is quite traditional with a good selection of sandwiches for lunch, a few cakes and cocktails.
Da Otto – a big space with many plants, sofas and stools where to sit, eat, drink, listen to the music, work and chat with friends.
Gardenia – flowers and coffee, united under the same roof. The locations is full of light and lush plants and has a few seats where one relax and unwind for a while. Via Gian Giacomo Mora, 20, close to Colonne di San Lorenzo.
Marchesi Pasticceria – the mix of the high-end fashion brand Prada and the legendary pastry shop Pasticceria Marchesi created in no time a must-visit placein town especially for the fashion industry insiders, whose offices are around the area.
Da Mimmo – more known for its restaurant, the venue, tuckled away in the small streets around Porta Venezia, boasts one of the nicest outdoor coffee/aperitivo places as well. Unbeatable in summer.
B Cafè – last but not least. Cozy retro atmosphere in the heart of the historic 5 Vie district. If you want to have a breakfast or a late cocktail with a hipster vibe this is the place to be.