Among the pleasures in the world, fashion and food definitely take the top positions. Thus, when the two meet together, they tackle lots of human senses at once and create an incredible experience that cannot be missed out. Here are the places where this magic becomes reality: the best fashion cafes Milan.
Emporio Armani Caffè
Piazzetta Croce Rossa, 2, 20121 Milan. +39 02 7231 8683
Giorgio Armani has built a global empire with a huge market segmentation, ranging from fashion to flowers and sweets. It comes as no surprise that a dining space is another medium to follow the vision of the brand. Minimal, classic, elegant, contrasting light and dark with accents of emerald green and blood red, the space is an embodiment of the designer’s dream for those who may not be able to afford an Armani evening gown.
The trick is simple: the moment you enter the door, you become part of the desirable luxury world without the intimidating looks of insisting sales associates. It takes so little as to take a glance at the latest fashion collections to understand the continuity of style. Everything, from black tissues to autumnal minestrone and café macchiato con caramello, reflects the sophistication of the fashion house.
Dolce & Gabbana Martini Bar & Bistrot
Corso Venezia, 15, 20122 Milan. +39 02 7601 1154
Dolce & Gabbana is another fashion house with strong brand identity and unique Sicilian “over-the-top” aesthetics. With icons like Italian goddess Monica Bellucci or daring pop star Madonna representing the maison, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana adhere to the principle to “go big or go home”.
The same strategy definitely applies to the Martini Bar and Bistrot. Here you’ll find beautiful inner garden, baroque-style interior, and model-like hostesses dressed in the iconic lace little black dresses. Perhaps now it is clearer where the blog of a famous fashion influencer and editor of Vogue Japan, Anna Dello Russo, takes inspiration from. A wide selection of elaborate cocktails and a traditional Italian menu make the guests dissolve in the magical atmosphere of the Dolce & Gabbana’s fairy tale.
10 Corso Como
Corso Como, 10, 20154 Milan. +39 02 2900 2674
10 Corso Como has been the forefather of concept shops, a term that was coined by Italian sociologist Francesco Morace in 1991. The idea of creating this unique environment comes from former fashion editor of Vogue Italia Carla Sozzani, who wanted to combine fashion, food, music and art in one place, thus creating a visual narrative. Over the years, remaining a quirky and eclectic space, 10 Corso Como transformed itself into a brand and contemporarily hosts a wide range of exclusive designers.
The menu of the cozy restaurant/caffè offers a variety of homemade fresh and healthy meals to accompany the nature-esque environment. One-of-a-kind, catchall and soulful, this location will leave no one disappointed.
Via Marco Formentini, 2, 20121 Milan. +39 02 9132 1602
Located in one of the most artistic neighborhoods of Milan, Brera, this lovely dessert bar & restaurant presents an absolutely new concept of dining for the fashion lovers out there. A beautiful commerce and food point at once, Tiramisù Delishoes makes the ladies’ mouths water with both gorgeous shoes and outstanding deserts. The creations of lesser-known designers are exhibited all around and the friendly staff is always there to assist you.
However, the absolute trademark of this local gem is the custom-made Tiramisù. The guests are given out a form to fill in and are free to chose the cream, the shortcake, the toppings and everything else. An alert for all the women: shopping is no longer an excuse to skip lunch!