Relaxing environment, caffeine fixes, snacks and free wifi are important when working out of office or studying. To make your search easier, I’ve compiled a list of my favourite independent places to work in Milan for you.
Gogol & Company
Cafe-come-bookshop located on Via Savona. Not only offering a place to study and work but also socialise and enjoy the events held, everything from book presentations and signings to interviews.
Pros: you can find a unique range of books and the staff are enthusiastic.
Cons: if you are working or studying, watch out when there is an event as it gets really packed
A contemporary reinterpretation of a bookshop with an area dedicated for coworking in the open space and a close off area for private study.
Pro: the facilities include a cafe so during intense study/work sessions you don’t have to leave if you are a bit peckish of thirsty. Open 7 days a week.
Cons: during exam period it gets packed
The Moleskine Cafe combines aspects of a cafe, bookstore and art gallery bringing to you a dream working space for creatives. Situated in the Brera district, it is the ideal working space to get your daily dose of inspiration.
Pro: great coffee and snacks and situated in one of the nicest districts in Milan
Con: the service can be slow at times and they have some seat you cannot use your laptop at
A twist on the traditional “merenda”, the three young entrepreneurs who founded this cafe really hit the mark and outdone themselves. Brioche on brioche on brioche, other sweet treats and a cool working spot.
Pros: location is great and the brioche is divine.
Cons: not for those who prefer a silent working place
Work, study or relax in the pay-as-you-go cafe and office. Self-service savoury and sweet snacks and coffee or tea served by the waiter.
Pros: you can buy time in bulk (daily, weekly or monthly) and you can also hold business meetings and presentations here
Cons: if there is a presentation/group meeting it can get a bit loud