Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

N’Ombra de Vin
A wine bar and shop with an illustrious history, N’Ombra de Vin offers extraordinary wine, food, and live music in the Brera district of Milan.
Bar Luce
Bar Luce is the cafe-cum-art installation at Milan’s cultural institution, the Fondazione Prada, offering light bites and Life Aquatic pinball machines.
Emporio Armani Caffe
The cafe to go to see and be seen, this cafe has the edge when it comes to atmosphere and opportunities for people watching.
Cova
Milan's most celebrated pasticerria. Expensive but delicious, it's confitteria does a delectable selection of sweets to go - perfect for presents!
DesignLibrary
A cafe paired with a library! With wifi throughout this is a very cool place to be seen checking your email.
Mediateca Caffetteria
Located in the charming historic area of Brera just off the quirky Via Solferino this elegant modern greenhouse café /bookshop serves up affordable contemporary cuisine...
Taveggia
Located near Via Durini a specialist interiors street serried with the cream of Milanese design the grandly traditional Taveggia comes as a welcome break from modern minimalism.
Biffi
Join the fabulous ladies of a certain age at the dainty tables of this traditional café. With polished walnut panels antique Murano chandeliers hanging from high ceilings and scalloped white curtains it has changed little since 1847...
Luini
Extremely popular for it's delicious panzerotti (pizza dough pockets with various sweet and savoury fillings). A great place to go for a take out snack!
Sant Ambroeus
An old fashioned pasticcerie specialising in intricately decorated cakes. Sant Ambroeus maintains canopied outside seating areas all year round.
Chocolat
Chocoholic Marina opened this tiny café because she believes that chocolate brings happiness. Having tried her chocolate brownies and hot chocolate we're not arguing with her...
Lifegate Cafe
An eco- friendly cafe (trees are planted for every customer!) with a great choice of organic foodstuff, with many vegan choices.
Rinomata
This delightful ice cream parlour has a selection of sorbets, ice creams, smoothies, granite (Sicillian Slush Puppies) and crepes, with a variety of different flavours and fillings.
California Bakery
The place in Milan to get a big home cooked breakfast, American style!
San Carlo
Steps away Santa Maria delle Grazia home to Da Vinci's Last Supper pop into San Carlo for a sugar fix before taking on the attractions of nearby Parco Sempione...
Triennale DesignCafe
Sublimely stylish, this cafe serves modern Italian cuisine among a exhibition of iconic 20th century chairs.
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Refeel
Just south of the busy Porta Romana Refeel is perfectly located for some pre-dinner aperitivo. Kick off your evening here then stoll up to Giulio Pane e Ojo Altro Spazio Strato or Compagnie Generale dei Viaggiatori for dinner. yEventWatcher
Princi
This Armani-designed bakery offers up the smartest snacks in town. Open 24 hours it's perfect for a quick lunch during the day time but comes into its own at night when pretty young things come to carry on their flirtations over a post-clubbing slice
Noon (DOC)
The Harvester-style decor and red-gingham seating of DOC a cheery wine-bar-cum-off-licence formerly on this site has been swept away in a wave of modern minimalist styling at new lounge bar and restaurant Noon. Located near the Last Supper and the pl
Gattullo
With a pastry-pedigree stretching back to 1907 the Gattullo family have run this charming cafe in Navigli since that 60s...
Cantiere dei Sensi
Everything is for sale in this modern stylish café/shop located in the newly-fashionable rather bohemian Isola just north of Garibaldi station...
Coffee Design
The perfect place to take a break from exploring Parco Sempione Coffee Design is a credit to its contemporary heritage - from the working exhibition of iconic 20th century chairs to the chic crockery...=display:none"
Pane & Caffè
If you're in Isola or visiting the Cimitero Monumentale head a little further north to this buzzing modern cafe for breakfast lunch or aperitivo...
L’Arte di Offrire il Thé
The Art of Offering Tea is taken very seriously in this dedicated tea boutique. In a delicate tranquil pistachio-green setting that's half-shop half-tasting-room the process of tea is presented.
Grand Café a Tre Marie
This recently refurbished café with zebra-skin chairs and black and white portraits has a certain glamour. Just down the road from the Giardini Pubblici it's a perfect spot to refuel in between museums...=displa"
Fioraio Bianchi Caffè
Tucked away just off the Via Solferino in the charming historic quarter of Brera Fioraio Bianchi is a lovely option for lunch or a coffee...
Caffè della Pusterla
Located in the canal area Navigli an ecletic patchwork of old and new La Pusteria is the perfect place to park your shopping bags and refuel during or post exploring nearby Corso Ticinese...
Frida Café
Quirky and warm this liberal 70's-style bar is located in Isola - an up and coming area north of Corso Como home to some left-field bars and squat-cum-club Pergola Move...
Smoking Kills Club
Party-focused nightclub where music rules the day and alternative is okay.

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