As host to two Fashion Weeks each year, Milan is buzzing with designer stores, models and creative people. Many of the classic cafes have become hotspots for spotting stylish types, and more brands have attempted to follow up with their own versions of trendy coffee joints. Here are some of the top places to see and be seen in the Italian city.
Customers truly feel stylish in this venue, which is surrounded by international designer stores, with many art galleries and shops nearby. Open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, the place continues the party with young models and trendsetters after dinner, when it turns into a buzzing nightspot. Enjoy a selection of antipasti, meat and fish, carb-filled dishes or desserts with your coffee or vino.
Emporio Armani Caffe
Head here for a hot drink and pastry; alternatively, enjoy a creamy risotto or caesar salad if you’re feeling more than peckish. The brand has restaurants under the same name in many of the world’s major cities, each of them boasting sleek ceramic flooring and silver fibre-glass walls. The novelty is its signature Italian chocolate with an “A” engraved into it.
The Garden Cafe
You won’t be able to tell whether you’re inside or outside in this eatery, which is decorated with lush plants throughout. Fashion types stop by for a bite in between shopping or visiting one of the 10 showcases by Corso Como, a brand that has been around for more than 25 years and has offerings in Seoul, Shanghai and Beijing.