The early hours are the only time you can order a cappuccino or latte in Milan without people laughing at you. Pasticceria Cova, a beautiful old cafe in the historic centre sells good coffee at insanely inflated prices – you are paying for the atmosphere and the real estate! Book worms note that Cova gets a fleeting mention in Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.

Pasticceria Cova
Via Montenapoleone 8,
20121 Milan, Italy