Urban legends say that Maria Callas used to come here for a cup of tea and biscuits before a performance in La Scala. Albert, the prince of Monaco and Hugh Grant also have chosen Taveggia as their breakfast spot in Milan.
Situated between the Courthouse and Duomo di Milano, the legendary coffee-house has been welcoming circles of artists, magistrates, politicians and pastry-lovers in an exquisite atmosphere for more than a century.
Curious to know what story is behind the elegant coffeeshop I am told the story of Mr. Fermo Taveggia who back in 1909 decided to turn his bakery in a luxurious confectionery shop. In 1930 Taveggia moved to its current address in Via Visconti di Modrone 2, and became a real attraction with its windows, generously decorated with mouth-watering pastries.
Being a coffee lover myself I do not miss the opportunity to come here for a breakfast alla Milanese with a delicate cappuccino, accompanied by one of the 25 different types of freshly baked brioches.
Christmas is approaching, so do not miss stopping by to grab one of the mythically delicious homemade seasonal cakes, the Panettone di Milano, especially prepared in Taveggia.