The atmosphere is of an old style, Austrian cafè, with its tea room upstairs, small wooden tables, waiters with the uniforms. Although the feeling is laid-back, it is not one of the cheapest spots, so I suggest you drink your coffee al banco (at the BAR), stop counting calories (if you ever do) and grab at least one of their croissants. It’s not only for the delicious filling inside (cream, dark or white chocolate, jams) that make them unique: it’s the pastry. It’s made according to the original French croissant recipe, i.e. with salted butter, and the contrast between salt and sweet makes them really special.
De Cherubini is one of the most traditional cafes in Milan, and it is particularly crowded on Sunday morning. If you go there during the weekend be ready to enjoy the typical Italian atmosphere: the queues are subjective, the idea of personal space is not even an issue for anyone, people speak and greet each other very cheerfully (and loudly), coffee is ordered in a variety of ways that you would never think of: long, short, macchiato (with milk), macchiato caldo (with warm milk), macchiato freddo (with cold milk). Same for cappuccino: hot, warm (tiepido), dark, light, with no foam, with a lot of foam, with chocolate powder, without, etc.
De Cherubini is also a great place for the aperitivos: a rich buffet of savories is worth a stop by.
De Cherubini | Bars, Coffee & tea, Snacks | Cappuccino & croissant (bar) € 2.60
Via Trincea delle Frasche 2 | +390283242346
06:30 – 21:00 daily