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10 Corso Como Café

Lounge bar (with ad­join­ing restau­rant) lo­cated in­side a vast com­plex ded­i­cated to shop­ping and en­ter­tain­ment (art, fash­ion and de­sign) founded in 1990 by the pub­lisher and gal­lerist Carla Soz­zani. Open daily 11am-1am. www.10cor­so­como.com. Corso Como, 10. T: 02 29013581. M2-M5 Garibaldi FS. Map F2

Cam­par­ino in Gal­le­ria

ICONIC One cen­tury af­ter it was first opened, Cam­par­ino has re­turned to its orig­i­nal spot in the Gal­le­ria Vittorio Emanuele II. In the early 20th cen­tury it was a meet­ing place for mu­si­cians, artists and men of learn­ing, and the place that gave birth to the tra­di­tion of the Mi­lanese aper­i­tivo. The new mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the fa­mous orig­i­nal sign has been de­signed by the mas­ter Ugo Ne­spolo. A place where vis­i­tors can ex­pe­ri­ence a true Cam­pari “full im­mer­sion”. Open Tues-Sun 7am-8.30pm. www.cam­par­ino.it. Gal­le­ria Vittorio Emanuele II cor­ner of Pi­azza Duomo. T: 02 86464435. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F4

h club›Diana

Bar-foyer of the ho­tel Sher­a­ton Diana Ma­jes­tic, renowned for its Satur­day and Sun­day brunch (be­tween 12.30pm and 3pm) and its happy hour which goes on un­til 10pm. From break­fast to a night­cap through all day din­ing and aper­i­tive af­ter­noon Kusmi Tea and sig­na­ture cock­tails, you can dis­cover all the h club>Diana menus. The stylish in­te­rior and stun­ning view of the tru­ely iconic gar­den set­ting of­fered by this lo­ca­tion make it a great place to en­joy food in ev­ery mo­ment of the day. Open daily from 10.30am to 1am. Live Dj on Tues­day, Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day evenings. Brunch on Sat and Sun from 12.30 to 3pm. www.sher­a­ton.com/di­ana­ma­jes­tic. Viale Pi­ave, 42. T: 02 20582034. M1 Porta Venezia. Map H3

Cova Pas­tic­ce­ria

Founded in 1817, by none other than one of Napoleon's soldiers, this is one of the Mi­lan's old­est pas­tic­ce­ria, an iconic place where tra­di­tion meets el­e­gance and style. Thanks to its strate­gic po­si­tion, in the heart of the Quadri­latero della Moda, this venue is a true Mi­lanese clas­sic. On the oc­ca­sion of the 200th an­niver­sary, the venue has re­cently re-opened fol­low­ing a care­ful ren­o­va­tion pre­serv­ing the orig­i­nal Cova sig­na­ture look. Es­tab­lished as a pas­tic­ce­ria, it also of­fers a morn­ing espresso, a Mi­lane­ses­tyle risotto, an af­ter­noon tea with ar­ti­sanal pas­tic­cini and pra­lines or an evening aper­i­tivo. The fa­mous hand­made Panet­tone, sig­na­ture prod­uct of Cova and a jeal­ousy-guarded recipe, is avail­able all year long. Open Mon-Sat 7.45am8.30pm; Sun 10am-7pm. www.co­v­ami­lano.com. Via Mon­te­napoleone, 8. T: 02 76005599. M3 Mon­te­napoleone. Map G4

Il Bar

One of the most ap­peal­ing café in Mi­lan city cen­ter awaits you from 8.30am to mid­night. Break­fast, light lunch, aper­i­tivo and din­ner with the best view in town. Tea Time from Mon­day to Fri­day from 4pm to 6pm and a stun­ning aper­i­tivo ev­ery day at sun­set: don't miss the Dark Head, Fresh Mind, Spritz and Ap­ple Mar­tini drinks. Open Mon-Sat 8.30am-mid­night; Sun 10am-mid­night. www.il­barmi­lano.it. la Ri­nascente (7th floor), via Santa Rade­gonda, 1. T: 02 8852454. Map F4

Ot­tagono Bar

With in­ven­tive cui­sine, tempt­ing cock­tails and unique sur­round­ings, the Ot­tagono Bar and Restau­rant in­side the Gal­le­ria Vittorio Emanuele II of­fer an ar­ray of de­lec­ta­ble dishes and cool cock­tails, all served with inim­itable style. With en­chant­ing win­dows greeting guests as soon as the el­e­va­tor doors open, the Ot­tagono most prom­i­nent fea­ture is the stun­ning panorama of the Gal­le­ria with its lux­ury bou­tiques. Open 7am-11pm. gal­le­ria. town­house­ho­tels.com. Gal­le­ria Vittorio Emanuele II (en­trance from via Sil­vio Pel­lico, 8). T: 02 89696135. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F4

Ja­maica

For­merly a fa­vorite haunt of artists and poets such as Giuseppe Un­garetti, Sal­va­tore Quasi­modo, Alessan­dro Francesco Tom­maso Man­zoni, Fer­nando Fon­tana, beat gen­er­a­tion poet Allen Gins­berg and pho­tog­ra­pher Ugo Mu­las, Ja­maica to­day hosts pho­to­graphic ex­hi­bi­tions and cul­tural events ac­com­pa­nied by an “aper­i­tivo” in an at­mos­phere that con­tin­ues to re­tain the in­tel­lec­tual ap­peal of years gone by. Open daily 9.30am-2am; Restau­rant on Wed-Thurs-Sat. www.ja­maicabar.it. Via Br­era, 32. T: 02 876723. M2 Lanza. Map F3

Sant’Am­broeus

TRA­DI­TIONAL A tra­di­tional meet­ing place, since 1936, just a few steps away from the Teatro alla Scala. The aper­i­tivo spread in­cludes in­ter­na­tional cock­tails and de­li­cious ap­pe­tiz­ers based on the theme of the day: oys­ters, salmon or Parma ham. Open daily 8am-10.30pm. Aper­i­tivo from 5.30pm to 20.30pm. www.san­tam­broeusmi­lano.it. Corso G. Mat­teotti, 7. T: 02 40042266. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Ter­razza12

On the last floor of The Brian&Barry Build­ing in pi­azza San Ba­bila, this is a place to “drink well” in Mi­lan with an in­ter­na­tional drink list, a re­fined lounge bar that quotes the el­e­gant at­mos­pheres of the ‘50s. From the top of the build­ing, fac­ing 360° on the Madon­nina and the new city sky­line, Ter­razza 12 dom­i­nates the throb­bing heart of the city. Open daily, 12-noon to 1am. the­bri­anebar­ry­build­ing.it. Via Durini, 28. T: 02 92853651. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Ter­razza Gal­lia Bar

The Mi­lanese aper­i­tivo with a spe­cial twist: this is a glam­orous, ver­sa­tile lo­ca­tion to drink in style with a unique view over Mi­lan, host­ing around 150 seats over­all. The sig­na­ture cock­tails of­fer an ex­clu­sive rooftop mixol­ogy ex­pe­ri­ence, with a unique view­point over Mi­lan from the 7th floor of Ex­cel­sior Ho­tel Gal­lia: here you will marvel at the land­scape of Pi­azza Duca D'Aosta dom­i­nated by mon­u­men­tal build­ings. Open 11am-1am. www.ter­raz­za­gal­lia.com. Pi­azza Duca d'Aosta, 9. T: 02 67853514. M2-M3 Cen­trale F.S. Map G1

Tri­en­nale De­signCafé

TRENDY Set against the back­drop of one of the most im­por­tant mu­se­ums in the city, it of­fers a tra­di­tion­ally Amer­i­can-style brunch. El­e­gant though in­for­mal, it is also suit­able for chil­dren. A trendy bar and an ex­clu­sive restau­rant re­sult­ing from the ex­per­tise of the ar­chi­tect Michele De Luc­chi, it has been de­signed to make the Tri­en­nale even more in­spir­ing and pleas­ant. An out­stand­ing of the De­signCafé is its open kitchen with a large win­dow that al­lows guests to see cooks at work. Open daily 10am-5pm (aper­i­tivo 7pm-10pm). Brunch on Sun from 11.45am to 4pm. www.tri­en­nale.org. Viale Ale­magna, 6. M1-M2 Cadorna. Map D3

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