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California Bakery

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Centro Storico
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Via Larga 19, 20122 Milan, Italy
+39 02 3981 1750
09:00 - 00:00
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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Essen, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for breakfast. Food was good and the service also. This is one of the most cozy places i have been to in milano.

Thank Michael C
Kolding, Denmark
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175 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for late lunch at Easter Sunday. Not many people in the restaurant but service level was low – e.g. they did not clean tables next to us and it took long time to order and get food. However, the quality of the food was fine.

Thank A S H
CaliforniaBakery, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at California Bakery, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thanks for sharing your experience with us. Even we are happy because you had the chance to appreciate the quality of our products, we are sorry for what you wrote about our service, that is one of our priorities as we focus on it many efforts. For sure we will take in consideration your comments in order to... More 

Corinthia Region, Greece
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I can think of a plenty of British supermarket chains which sell much better desserts than this place. We paid a total of €20 for two pieces of cake for god's sake; and amount of money which would have gladly spent should it have been of some quality and taste. 👎🏼TASTELESS AND OVERPRICED

Thank nanoumar
CaliforniaBakery, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at California Bakery, responded to this review

Dear Customer, we are really sorry for your unpleasant experience in our store, each customer's feed-back is for us input for improving our service. We are also sorry you couldn't appreciate our cakes, that are fresh and homemade daily. Kind Regards, California Bakery Team More 

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We had a huge slice of cake (even though we chose the "slim" one, it was more than enough) for 5€ and two mini cakes (1,5€ each) that the waiter selected (I wanted to be surprised). The staff spoke good English and was very polite.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Diest, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Very good brunch with a lot of food only for 15 euro! You can have 2 pancakes, fresh orange juice, a side dish and a coffee for it and it was very good!

Thank jilldgrs
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The food is usually well cooking, you can order one main dish (from: bagel, sandwich plate, hamburger plate, eggs plate or green and tasty plate) plus orange juice, water and the or coffee. You can remain inside or outside in a little place very quiet and nice. The bacon is quite different from UK and US style, unfortunately... Need to... More 

Thank FrancyFB
Paris, France
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Crowded place with extremely rude staff, they seemed bothered to bring our food, plus they started to make stories up or to accept credit cards and to not allow us to split the check. Oh, did I mention it's overpriced for what you get?

Thank bendrin
Udaipur, India
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157 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I enjoyed my cup of cappuccino with pistachio chocolate cake. both the things were good with american size . ambience is also very nice.

Thank manjula72
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Usually I do like to eat breakfast or brunch in a California Bakery, butt his is the first time I went in the one located in via Larga in Milano, and it will be for sure the last one I'll go there. First location: small an crowdy, with tables very close to each other, and waiters continuously moving through tables... More 

Thank Simone M
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We went to brunch at the California bakery which prides itself to serve American style food. Well it would definitely not apply to the bacon. I specifically asked for crispy bacon American style. I got UK style bacon. I asked to redo it. I got back burnt bacon on the sides. Basically my recommendation would be - if you don't... More 

Thank Katja L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Larga 19, 20122 Milan, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Centro Storico
  • Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
  • Phone Number: +39 02 3981 1750

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Staying in Centro Storico

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Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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