In the days of obvious climate change, tumbling shares and erratic fuel prices, even the decadent Milanese have (kind of) seen the environmentally friendly light, also in the forms of cafés in Milan. Originally opened by Lifegate radio owner Marco Roveda, these days eco-entrepreneur Ugo manages the all-organic, fair-trade Lifegate Café. Designed according to 21st-century trends (chic chunky wooden tables and chairs, oversized rotating artwork, stuffed toys, whitewashed walls), this is eco-indulgence minus the hairshirts and nut roast austerity. Lifegate’s message is to reduce our impact: trees are planted for every customer, much of the interior is reclaimed and the food and wine – Italian and Mediterranean with ethnic influences – is 100% organic with many vegan choices. The vibrant eaterie also offers a great selection of bio-beer, a rotating selection of artwork and one of the most unhurried atmospheres in the city.