"Cappuccino, the breakfast coffee" Dining and Drinking Tip by csordila

Dining and Drinking, Milan: 24 reviews and 19 photos

by csordila

Cappuccino, the breakfast coffee — a shot of espresso, black as hell, strong as death, infused with one-third steamed milk, topped by one-third foam and drunk in the morning by Italians, but never after lunch or dinner. With that much milk it is considered a meal in itself and is the classic Italian breakfast. Locals cannot understand why anyone would order a calorie-rich cappuccino after a huge meal.
If you see a bunch of people sitting around drinking cappuccino at three in the afternoon, congratulations, you have found the tourist bar. Perhaps the best reason for not sitting down is that your cappuccino will cost two, three maybe even four times as much as it would cost at the bar.

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  • Updated Sep 29, 2008
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