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Colonial Cafe

) #85 of 126 Coffee & Tea in Milan #4,194 of 7,216 Places to Eat in Milan $$ - $$$ Italian, International,
Corso Magenta 85, 20123 Milan, Italy
+39 02 4351 1054
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good39%
  • Average31%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
23 May 2017
“Colonial Cafe”
20 May 2017
“Apperitivo ”
Open Now
All hours
Italian, International, Bar, Cafe, Pub, European
$$ - $$$
Corso Magenta 85, 20123 Milan, Italy
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1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We managed to miss the lunch hour when most restaurants are open so we had little choice but what remained open. Colonial Cafe is probably good for what it is but it's just a cheap eatery. Accordingly the food was very average, kinda frozen entree....More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Good wine, server knew no English, but that's ok we knew very little Italian. Had a good assortment of snacks; bruschetta, lasagna, prosciutto, cheeses, salad etc. A glass of wine and good music!

Thank Melody W
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We stopped into this cafe and bar for snacks before our late afternoon reservation to see Leonardo's Last Supper at the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Very friendly service. Reasonable prices. Eclectic decor. Full of locals. The birra alla spina and focaccia sandwiches and...More

Thank Scott_from_Chicago
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We went it because we wanted to buy water. Yes....odd... but anyways, bought our waters and looked at their menu of different beans. Had an espresso. It was done right and tasted good. The staff didn't speak much english but it would be ignorant for...More

Thank feedthetraveller
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Went for lunch with a friend about 12:30 ( before the main lunch hour) Her first choice was already gone, so she asked for a salad instead. I ordered the chicken. The less than pleasant waitress informed us the chicken was gone, and suggested the...More

Thank milan0c00kie
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Stopped at this cafe for coffee each morning during a stay in the neighborhood and enjoyed the warm, cozy interior. The espresso drinks were good; never tried the food, but it looked good. The staff were friendly, and the free wifi had strong signal.

Thank AmesIA_travelers
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This café is my favourite in Milan so far.. the decor, ambience, brioche and particular coffees and teas you can't get anywhere else. The staff are cool too. Love it!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stumbled upon this cafe just before we were attending our Last Supper viewing. We only ordered drinks, but it had lots of lovely pastries on display too. Unfortunately we did not have time to try any. The cafe has a lovely interior with sofas...More

Thank ClareMcK
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Quiet and familiar... It's a nice place to have an aperitivo... Particular and nice decoration, couches...good music.

Thank Gerard P
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We popped in here for a couple of drinks, Unknown to us at the time in was during apperetivo or happy hour. 16 euros for two very nice, large red wines plus a help yourself to some tasty selections of buffet food. Nice inside and...More

Thank Marky1003
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Magenta 85, 20123 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan
  • Phone Number: +39 02 4351 1054
Colonial Cafe Antigua 1789 is a colonial style Cafè in the heart of the historic district of Milan. Coffeeshop, Lounge, Business bar and Shop: it represents the ideal place for everyone who is looking for an exclusive location to meet with people or relax, while having the possibility to choose among various international and Italian dishes, teas and coffees.
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