One of the perks of the remote working lifestyle is the ability to live and work from home, a co-working space, or a cafe anywhere in the world. As a remote worker in Milan, I enjoy taking breaks from my little home office by grabbing my laptop and working in a public space.
Working in a public environment with other remote workers is inspiring and motivating. If you share this sentiment and seek a spot to set up your laptop, enjoy a great cappuccino, and work productively in Milan, I have compiled a list of the best beautiful eateries that remote workers love in Milan.
Combo Milan is a great place to work on your computer while enjoying a meal and coffee. It is a part hostel, bar, art gallery, restaurant, radio station, and courtyard. Their kitchen is open till the morning’s wee hours, serving an international breakfast, combining Mediterranean and Caribbean flavors with global street food and Italian heritage. If you’re a remote worker in Milan for a few days, you may take advantage of the hostels’ accessible rooms and stay in one of the city’s most dynamic neighborhoods.
Address: Ripa di Porta Ticinese, 83, 20143
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 7 AM – 12 AM. Friday & Saturday: 7 AM – 1 AM
Pavè, located near Porta Venezia, is a bar-restaurant in the heart of Milan that is ideal for breakfast or a small lunch. Because of the cozy armchairs and plugs for smartphones and laptops, the retro eatery is a pleasant place to work. You can also choose something to munch on from a vast selection of baked goods, fresh-squeezed juices, and lunch entrees. However, if you want a more peaceful working atmosphere, you may need to forgo the typically congested lunch breaks.
Address: Via Felice Casati, 27, 20124
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 8 AM -4 PM. Tuesdays: Closed
Having lived just a few minutes from Pausa in Milan’s vibrant center, I loved the convenience of working and eating in this bar. The spacious restaurant exudes a pleasant meeting and co-working environment where you can study or work remotely, with a minimal yet slightly industrial style. There are plugs for PCs and cell phones, and you can eat at any time of day, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, or an aperitif.
Address: Via Cesare Correnti, 28, 20123
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 7:30 AM – 9:30 PM. Sundays: 10:30 AM – 9 PM
California Bakery offers nine locations throughout the city where you may enjoy delectable American delights while remote working or studying. You can stop by for brunch, lunch, or an aperitif, and there are plenty of electrical outlets for your electronic devices. Though their prices can be somewhat high, they serve various dishes, including Maine’s famed lobster rolls, avocado and smoked salmon sandwiches, sweet and savory pancakes, bowls, and, of course, the most delicate American pastries.
Address: 9 locations around Milan, including Via San Vittore, 2, 20123
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 8 PM. Saturdays & Sundays: 9 AM – 8 PM
Nowhere Coffee & Community
The little, pinkish Nowhere Coffee & Community is both cozy and pleasant. Just a few minutes from the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio in the heart of Milan is a unique alternative coffee shop that sells gourmet coffee in addition to vinyl, books, magazines, craft beer, sweets, and savory food. You will enjoy the fusion of several languages and cultures and WiFi access while working from the cafe’s comfortable seats.
Address: Via Caminadella, 15, 20123
Hours: Monday: Closed. Tuesday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Saturdays: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Sundays: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Upcycle Bike Cafè
Another great spot to get some work done in Milan is the Upcycle Bike Cafe. The cafe is a hybrid establishment consisting of a co-working space, a bike repair shop, and a café. It promotes a more environmentally responsible lifestyle by hosting recycling and reusing programs and workshops. People who aren’t huge fans of bikes find it enjoyable to stop by and sit at one of the two long tables where they enjoy treats like fish, soup, and American coffee while reading or working.
Address: Via Andrea Maria Ampère, 59, 20131
Hours: Monday: 10 AM – 6 PM. Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 11 PM. Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Crazy Cat Café
If you adore cats as much as I do, you will love this adorable cafe, which is like a utopia for cat lovers. Because Crazy Cat’s rules require guests to show respect for both the hosts and cats, anticipate a calm and peaceful environment where you can enjoy the company of our feline friends and pastries while you get some work done. The cafe aims to educate guests about adopting cats and proper behavior towards them.
Address: Via Napo Torriani, 5, 20124
Hours: Monday: Closed. Tuesday – Friday 9:30 AM – 8: 00 PM. Saturday: 9 AM – 8 PM. Sunday: 9 AM – 7: 30 PM
Starbucks Reserve Roastery
Starbucks Reserve Roastery, located in the historic Palazzo Delle Poste building on Piazza Cordusio, close to the Duomo, had a wildly successful opening, and it’s simple to understand why. The exposed pipes and Palladiana floor make this location a design marvel and a place where coffee meets craftsmanship. Due to the structure’s enormous size, there is ample space for remoter workers and easy access to electric sockets.
Address: Via Cordusio, 1, 20123 Milano
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 7:30 AM – 10 PM
Ca’puccino, which serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks, and aperitifs, provides a tranquil environment for remote workers in Milan from morning to evening. You can enjoy gourmet and club sandwiches, focaccia, pasta, and seasonal vegetable soups while working on your laptop at this coffee house with a passion for fresh and nutritious Italian cuisine.
Address: Via Marcello Malpighi, 1, 20129 & Piazza Armando Diaz, 5, 20122
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 7:30 AM – 9 PM
According to its founders, Otto, created to bring people together in a natural setting, is an eaterie in the heart of the Paolo Sarpi neighborhood. It offers a stunning minimal design with colored wooden tables, plants, and oversized windows that let in gentle light. You will feel comfortable working here due to the pleasant environment. Additionally, Otto hosts exhibitions and events involving local artists.