During Fashion Week, days are intense, blooming and crowded with people in Milan; each season the city welcomes the elite of the fashion world. If catwalks are off limits to non-insiders, nothing prevents them from mingling among the fashion crowd and feel part of the big event. You just have to know the hot spots, the right places where influencers, models and fashion journalists go.And why not starting in the morning?
Here are the top six places not to be missed where fashion people have breakfast before running from one show to another. Are you ready to have a glamourous breakfast?
A mix of bistro and bakery, this delightful restaurant is located in a strategic position, right next to one of the preferred spots by designers to present their collections. And it is inevitable that, during a break from a fashion show to the other, fashion people stop to enjoy a coffee. Maybe accompanied by a slice of cake: sweet or savory, there’s plenty to choose from. If you are not in a hurry, treat yourself to a brunch. And later, perhaps, stop at the shop, where you can find crafts and irresistible, unique objects.
A spectacular view for an exclusive breakfast at what can be called a true fashion temple. Il Bar, the charming café located in la Rinascente’s food hall in Milan, offers delicious Italian menus, in a sweet, savoury or light version. And for those who love to spoil themselves, there is the refined Champagne Brunch that offers fine bubbles combined with delicious wild berries, homemade bread, salmon or Parma ham and scrambled eggs or, alternatively, omelettes. The best gastronomy offered by the world’s best department store.
In the Porta Venezia district, theatre of big fashion names (D&G and Gucci always show in the area, for example), this is the right place if you are looking for a retro appeal and a radical-chic spirit. A lounge with an open laboratory and large central table where everybody gathers and enjoy homemade pastries, croissants, unique brioches, jams and a delicious foamy cappuccino.
Although not located within traditional fashion streets, this charming place makes trends: among the first to have accepted and spread the green mania, the matcha green tea and immediately after, the avocado, soon became one of the favourite places for influencers and fashion people, who, during their business trips to Milan, never fail to visit. To try, along with pancakes, cheesecakes and treats that see tea as a beneficial element and the main ingredient, there is the avocado burger and, if breakfast is closer to lunch time, sushi. Maybe with matching outfits.
If in the afternoon, an Instagram shot among the tables of the Bar Luce, the café inspired by the iconography of Wes Anderson within the Fondazione Prada, is almost compulsory, for breakfast, you don’t want to miss a stop in the super trendy branch situated in the heart of the fashion district, a strategic location and perfect for a quick coffee (do you can post a shot on Instagram). Born from the partnership between Prada and the historic Pasticceria Marchesi, this pastel-coloured decorated place is one of the chicest and most glamorous hotspots during fashion week. The ideal thing is to attend both.
It mingles among the boutiques of via Montenapoleone this luxurious location in the heart of Milan fashion district, now an absolute institution for fashion addicts around the world. Between a fashion show, a presentation and a shopping spree, buyers, models & co. indulge in an exclusive break for coffee and homemade pastries, true little gourmand jewels. The ultimate luxury? A champagne breakfast to enjoy a sparkling day from the beginning.