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Corso Magenta 85, 20123 Milan, Italy
+39 02 4351 1054
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
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175 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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321 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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290 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Marky1003
Edinburgh, Scotland
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

We enjoyed a very pleasant salad lunch and then in the evening had the best "happy hour" experience of our week in Milan. For only 8 euros we had a beer plus a fairly substantial buffet.

Thank Stevescott
CloeScianni, Owner at Colonial Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Steve, thank you very much for you kind words :) We really hope to have you back soon! ciao More 

Staten Island, New York
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487 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

We were in the area and August was hot. We just wanted a cold beverage and a moment to get off our feel. This establishment had neon lights in the windows and appeared to be our answer. The server was not happy that there was not sufficient seating for us downstairs and had to seat us upstairs. Prosecco, Beers and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

The atmosphere is good. Good decoration. Seat is very comfortable. But Food are not good especially compare with price.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 16
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?