Best places to drink coffee in Milan and meet people

Best places to drink coffee in Milan and meet people

Best places to drink coffee in Milan and meet people 1200 857 Maria

Haven’t you had your morning dose of caffeine, yet? Let’s go for a stroll around the coffee bars in Milan while learning Italian!

Drinking coffee in Milan, and all over Italy, is a daily ritual – Italians start in the morning at home and go on during the day at different café bars: they may drink a “caffè” standing in front of the bar or sitting at a table. In any case, drinking coffee means talking, socialising, and meeting people. It means, speaking Italian.

Coffee bars are all around the city, thereby you can easily find one where to drink a nice caffè espresso – near your working place, near your school, near the university, downtown… every café has its own characteristics and it’s full of people who, for any reason, spend their time around, i.e., students, co-workers, tourists, etc.

Looking for a place where you can drink coffee in Milan?

Right beneath, there are the top 4 coffee bars L’Italiano A Portata Di Mano suggests

Would you like to drink coffee in Milan and speak Italian?

Ottolina Café in Maciachini is a small cosy bar with a dehor where you can drink a very good caffè – long, with warm or cold milk, etc. – with some pastries. It’s located in a modern business centre, and you can see, hear, and meet people going to work or having a break, or coming from the gym. A lovely and lively place where you can have the chance to practice the Italian language while you are attending your intensive Italian language course. In Milan. 

Do you want to spend a good afternoon and practise Italian? 

RED (Read Eat Dream) in Piazza Gae Aulenti is the first of the Feltrinelli bookshops with a café and bistrot. RED is a very nice place where you can sit and drink a coffee and spend the whole afternoon in an enjoyable Italian atmosphere. While sitting around the wooden tables and drinking a coffee, your Italian language course will turn into a real experimentation: you meet people, you can read books and talk with Italians. What an “Italian speaking” coffee!  

Do you want to drink coffee in Milan right into a special place and learn Italian in a relaxing context?

We can even take an Italian lesson at Caminadella dolci in S. Ambrogio neighbourhood, via Caminadella 3. You have to enter a courtyard in an old Milan building (and often you have to ring the bell). What an atmosphere! No crowd, nice tables, and a very relaxing and cosy atmosphere. You can take a coffee and eat delicious pastries – the owner will explain you what they are and how they cook them. It’s the perfect place to speak Italian and practise what you’ve learnt in classroom. A perfect Italian course living in the heart of Milan. 

Would you like to go at least once to an historical café in Brera?

At 32, Via Brera there’s a place called Jamaica (once Giamaica): it’s one of the places Micol Arianna Beltramini talks about in her book “101 cose da fare a Milano almeno una volta nella vita”. And that’s true. At least once you should visit this place and drink a coffee in the café where there’s still the old map of Jamaica and where you can still see the traces of that world of artists who lived and worked in Brera until the ’70s. We can talk a lot here and discover the history and changes of such a famous neighbourhood like Brera. It’s part of an Italian course. In Milan.

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Ciao, nice to meet you! My name is Maria Pagano and I’m passionate about languages. I’ve studied Modern Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Catania. I’m a teacher of Italian L2 and I got the second level DITALS certification issued by the University for Foreigners of Siena. I’ve taught and still teach Italian language to foreign students, as a volunteer in schools, like Penny Wirton and Mamme A Scuola ONLUS where Italian language is taught for free. My mission is to teach the Italian language to let students discover and live the Italian culture through direct contacts with people and in different context from the classroom, in order to satisfy the needs, the wishes and the curiosities of people who want to know Italy and its features. Learning the language and live the culture. How? With an experiential course which alternates lessons in classroom with practice outside the classroom, all over the city. At the end of this journey Milan will have no secrets for you. And neither will the Italian language. During my academic course (and after it as well) I’ve had the opportunity to study foreign languages and I’ve experienced and lived the impact with foreign cultures in foreign countries. I know what happens when you “go out of the school” and face the world around you. These experiences have turned into moments of reflection which led me to think about a different way of teaching and learning a foreign language: an EXPERIENTIAL COURSE.

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1 Comment
  • דירות דיסקרטיות במרכז 15 July 2022 at 11:31

    An intriguing discussion is worth comment. I do think that you should write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but typically folks dont discuss these issues. To the next! All the best!!