Truth be told, enjoying a tour of the city, a shopping session or an intense cultural day in the city's museum is a thrilling yet overtiring activity. But what happens when you feel so tired you wish to spend the morning in bed and enjoying an invigorating meal combining sweet and salty specialities no matter the time you wake up?
If this happens during the weekend, well, we have the right answer for you: Brunch!
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Don’t worry, you don’t have to stop your laziness flow… Where Milan has already rounded up the best brunches in town for you.
1. Peck - Typical Milanese Brunch
The Milanese reference point for savvy gourmets was one of the first foodie destinations to introduce the Brunch ritual. Featuring a meld of tradition and innovation, the buffet features top-level creations spanning from fresh fish, fruit sushi and fried delicacies to salads, first or main courses. Though, eggs are the true protagonists, which come scrambled with gorgonzola cheese and zucchini or cooked in an omelette. The full culinary offer is followed by home-made pastry and cakes, paired with a non-stop amount of coffee or tea and, why not, by a glass of Italian bubbles.
2. oTTo - All-in-One Brunch
Located in the heart of Milan’s Chinatown, at no. 8 via Paolo Sarpi – from which takes its name – oTTo is the perfect destination for those who wish to enjoy sweet and savoury creations in the same dish. At Brunch-time, indeed, the typical oTTo chopping board comes with a ‘quadrotto‘ – a crispy whole wheat toast with different salty topping options -, a bowl of mashed potatoes or little vegetables, fruit, Greek yoghurt with honey and a delicious chocolate dessert. The all accompanied by unlimited self-service American coffee and water.
3. God Save the Food - English-style Brunch
As British tradition teaches – one of the pioneer countries for brunch – eggs in different recipes are key for breakfast and, obviously, for brunch alike. At God Save the Food you can choose between eggs Benedict with smoked Norwegian salmon, eggs Florentine with ham or eggs on toast, accompanied by pancakes, salads, falafel, guacamole or even a two full breakfast options: English or vegetarian, to satisfy all appetites. Freshly squeezed fruit juices, hot drinks and extracted juices are available at any hour of the day.
4. Dedans Bar - Provencal Brunch
If you are looking for a tasty getaway in the flavours of southern France, you will find the perfect solution for your whims at Dedans Bar. The rich brunch menu starts with a selection of French-style pastry and croissants with hand-made preserves, followed by a galette, an omelette or a traditional soup or ratatouille – mixed fresh vegetables cooked with basil and tomato – and ends with a freshly baked cheesecake. American coffee and fruit juices can be paired to any delicious creation to provide you with a unique journey in taste.
5. Pandenus - International Brunch
Brunch: one word, million facets. Milanese cafeteria, pastry shop and bakery Pandenus, featuring four cosy shops in the city, offers its guests four different options – Meatpacking, Saint Germain, Belgravia and Charlottenburg, plus a baby option – to satisfy even the most demanding palates. On the menu, besides the traditional poached, scrambled and Benedict eggs tasty combinations including hamburgers, French toasts, bacon, smoked salmon, avocado, pancakes, yoghurt and fruit salads paired with fruit juice or coffee.
6. Pogue Mahone's - Irish Brunch
If you feel like enjoying an alternative brunch evocative of the flavours of Ireland, Pogue Mahone’s Irish Pub is the place to be. The menu features few brunch options with traditional specialities including scrambled or poached eggs, bacon, beans, avocado toasts, burgers and even a vegetarian-friendly option, which can be paired with hot tea or coffee, traditional Irish drinks or, for Guinness lovers, a refreshing pint of beer served in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere.
7. Brunch at Your Hotel
If you feel too lazy to move from your hotel to enjoy a delicious brunch, you don’t have to worry, as some of the top hotels in the city offer an explosive brunch ritual ready to be experienced straight out of the bed. Armani/Ristorante at Armani Hotel Milano, at Rubacuori by Chateau Monfort , at Four Seasons Hotel Milano or at Park Hyatt to mention but a few… Bon Appetit!