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Colonial Cafe

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Corso Magenta 85, 20123 Milan, Italy
+39 02 4351 1054
07:00 - 00:00
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Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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New York City, New York
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856 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We managed to miss the lunch hour when most restaurants are open so we had little choice but what remained open. Colonial Cafe is probably good for what it is but it's just a cheap eatery. Accordingly the food was very average, kinda frozen entree. It would constitute a good meal only if starvation was the alternative. The service was... More 

Thank Ron S
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good wine, server knew no English, but that's ok we knew very little Italian. Had a good assortment of snacks; bruschetta, lasagna, prosciutto, cheeses, salad etc. A glass of wine and good music!

Thank Melody W
Rome, Italy
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We stopped into this cafe and bar for snacks before our late afternoon reservation to see Leonardo's Last Supper at the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Very friendly service. Reasonable prices. Eclectic decor. Full of locals. The birra alla spina and focaccia sandwiches and cafe and pastries totally hit the spot. Would have wanted to come back for happy... More 

Thank Scott_from_Chicago
Toronto, Canada
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180 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We went it because we wanted to buy water. Yes....odd... but anyways, bought our waters and looked at their menu of different beans. Had an espresso. It was done right and tasted good. The staff didn't speak much english but it would be ignorant for me to expect them to speak english. All in all, it was a good quick... More 

Thank feedthetraveller
Province of Milan, Italy
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Went for lunch with a friend about 12:30 ( before the main lunch hour) Her first choice was already gone, so she asked for a salad instead. I ordered the chicken. The less than pleasant waitress informed us the chicken was gone, and suggested the fish. ( still before PM and already out of two dishes) I said OK. 20... More 

Thank milan0c00kie
Ames, Iowa
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Stopped at this cafe for coffee each morning during a stay in the neighborhood and enjoyed the warm, cozy interior. The espresso drinks were good; never tried the food, but it looked good. The staff were friendly, and the free wifi had strong signal.

Thank AmesIA_travelers
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This café is my favourite in Milan so far.. the decor, ambience, brioche and particular coffees and teas you can't get anywhere else. The staff are cool too. Love it!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Maldon, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stumbled upon this cafe just before we were attending our Last Supper viewing. We only ordered drinks, but it had lots of lovely pastries on display too. Unfortunately we did not have time to try any. The cafe has a lovely interior with sofas and tables.

Thank ClareMcK
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324 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Quiet and familiar... It's a nice place to have an aperitivo... Particular and nice decoration, couches...good music.

Thank Gerard P
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We popped in here for a couple of drinks, Unknown to us at the time in was during apperetivo or happy hour. 16 euros for two very nice, large red wines plus a help yourself to some tasty selections of buffet food. Nice inside and on the two occasions we visited the place was very very busy, always a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 17
Italian, International, Bar, Cafe, Pub, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Magenta 85, 20123 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan
  • Phone Number: +39 02 4351 1054
Colonial Cafe Antigua 1789 is a colonial style Cafè in the heart of the historic district of Milan. Coffeeshop, Lounge, Business bar and Shop: it represents the ideal place for everyone who is looking for an exclusive location to meet with people or relax, while having the possibility to choose among various international and Italian dishes, teas and coffees.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?