written by
Peter Kovach

Milan: Best Coffee Shops To Work At In Milan

Travel Startups 4 min read

So you are looking for a place to open up the laptop, have a nice espresso, and get some work done for a few hours in Milan? Well, after spending 6 weeks in Milan as a digital nomad, I’ve compiled the best coffee shops to work.

Top Cafes to work at in Milan:

  1. Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milano
  2. Tenoha Milano
  3. Milano Roastery
  4. Coffice
  5. Eataly
  6. Red
  7. Arnold Coffee

Overview of the Coffee Shops

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Milano:
Via Cordusio, 1, 20123 Milano MI
Website: https://www.starbucksreserve.com/en-us/locations/milano
Overview: This coffee shop is huge! That means there is plenty of space to work at, they have an upstairs bar area where you can work at some tall tables and easily connect into a plug. They have a countertop area next to their giant roaster where you can plugin and get into some deep work.

The wifi was amazing, extremely fast, and had no issues at all. I just connected to the Starbucks network and bam, highspeed internet here I come.

The staff was extremely helpful and gave a ton of recommendations on where to go and explore in Milan.

Note: I am specifically talking about the Starbucks Reserve near Duomo. Review does not apply for other Starbucks Reserves in the city.

Tenoha Milano:
Via Vigevano, 18, 20144 Milano MI
Website: https://www.tenoha.it/
Overview: This place is amazing. A true find in Milan. They have a coworking place that you can use if you need some quiet workspace, or you can just work in the cafe (I’d recommend sitting on the back booth, as it has the most plugs). Wifi was great and there are a decent amount of places to plugin you need to work for quite a while. They also have a great lunch menu, especially if you are craving some awesome Japanese food.

The staff and overall facilities are great!

Milano Roastery:
Location: Piazzale Medaglie D'Oro, 3, 20135 Milano MI
Website: https://www.facebook.com/milanoroastery/
Overview: A classic cafe. There is nothing extremely unique about Milano Roastery, the coffee is good, the wifi is strong and you will see a ton of people working for hours out of here. Milano Roastery is really a great place to work from because it covers all your needs. There is seating on the first floor and they have a small balcony where you can work from and take some calls as it is a bit quieter side.

Via Olona, 11, 20123 Milano MI
Website: http://www.cofficemilano.it/
Overview: Coffice is a great cafe/coworking place. There are a ton of people who work there throughout the day, the coffee is good and the internet is strong. They do have a rule, if you plan to work there for more than a few hours, you will have to buy a day pass. It comes with coffee, biscuits, and a few other perks.

There is good seating throughout, and they have a backroom you can use if you need to make some calls. There are outlets all over the place, so you will never feel like you are competing with a person to charge up your laptop. This place is meant for remote work!

Piazza Venticinque Aprile, 10, 20121 Milano MI
Website: https://www.eataly.net/it_en/stores/milan-smeraldo/
Overview: You are probably thinking, this a weird place to work, but let me assure you it is no. Within the multi-story grocery store, restaurant, bar, and cultural center that is Eataly Milan, there is a nice little cafe where you can set up shop and work from. On the ground floor, you will find the cafe, feel free to plug in and connect to their highspeed internet.

Don’t expect to take any calls from there, as it can be noisy, but if you have your headphones, you can block that noise out and get some great deepwork in.

Also, feel free to get some lunch or dinner to top off your amazing work session.

R.E.D. Cafe:
Viale Luigi Sturzo, 47-33, 20154 Milano MI
This is my backup cafe. Red is a great place if you can’t find anywhere else. The wifi is ok, and they are friendly to people working on their laptops. Expect to be asked to get some more food or coffee after a few hours, but their prices are relatively fair.

Couldn’t find many places to connect to a charger, so make sure to come with a full battery in case you don't get one of the lucky spots.

There is nothing spectacular about the cafe, it's just a place to get coffee, chat, and do some work.

Arnold Coffee
Via Festa del Perdono, 1, 20123 Milano MI
This is a bonus cafe because I have not officially visited. However, I am including it because I’ve had some Milano friends strongly recommend it. They said its a great place and many college students go to Arnold’s to study. That’s about it... If you have a chance to go, please let me know and I will update accordingly.

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