Milan, being an industrial center, the city where people are always on the run, nevertheless, places a great importance on balance between urban life and a natural environment. In recent years, it became very common to combine gardens with cafés. A flower shop or a café, can you guess? It is not surprising that in a very short period of time such places became very popular and loved by many locals and visitors alike.
On a beautiful sunny day in Milan, it is worth to take a walk to the main square, Duomo, and enjoy a cup of coffee with a delicious and fresh croissant. However, in the center, it's not always possible to find a real Italian coffee for just € 2-3, as cafes inflate prices thereby deceiving inattentive tourists.
In the Italian fashion capital, there is a place with a touch of Russian spirit that you might really enjoy. In the Brera district, an exclusive bar, which is called Davai Milano greets its visitors with a famous "Russian Standard" vodka. Bartenders mix alcohol so skillfully that you forget how many drinks you had. The idea of this bar is to make cocktails based on exclusive and high quality Russian vodka.
Upon arrival in Milan, all tourists want to visit the beautiful terrace from where you can see the splendid Duomo Cathedral. The restaurant, Obicà Mozzarella Bar, which is located on the 7th floor of the La Rinascente shopping center, will offer you not only the most delicious dishes, but also an unforgettable view.
In late October of the last year, in Milan, opened the first cafe with cats, Crazy Cat Café. The idea was borrowed from Japanese who already have cafes with animal corners, which gained an immense popularity. The Crazy Cat Café was inspired to implement this lovely idea in one of Milanese boroughs. It is a home to five cute kittens whose nicknames correspond to well known rock stars - Freddie, Bowie, Elvis, Patti, Blondie, and Nina.
Tower in dark blue painted clouds and misty mountains, peeking out from a Japanese garden with ornamental trees and green bushes. We are at the FINGER'S GARDEN on via Giovanni Keplero, 2. This is a real gluttony garden near the center of Milan. Once a school was built here for Japanese children living in Milan, and then, for a while, this place became a center for Buddhism.
Already thinking about the sea? How about to enjoy fresh seafood? You have a great opportunity to try seafood delicacies in this restaurant, which is located in the borough of Brera. The place seems quite small, but it only makes it more cozy. Some of the tables are so close together that you can see what was ordered by your neighbor. A great bar if you want to spend time with your partner and surprise her with a delicious meal in a pleasant atmosphere.
We are discussing the Tuscan wine and our favorite variety of oysters with an Italian friend. Half past seven, according to the local tradition is too early for a dinner, but we had already come to the fish restaurant «Isola dei sapori» on via augusto anfossi, 10, and boldly went inside. We meet a waiter and he welcomes us into a marine style interior and a pleasing color combination of muted blue and hazel.
If you decide to walk to the the Duomo area and you get hungry, but do not want to sit in a pass-through sections with all the tourists? Perhaps, then I advise you to turn onto a small side street, not far from the La Rinascente, because that is where you will find a wonderful place with rather unusual food. During lunch you'll find yourself in the company of businessmen, design students and local fashionistas.