Is this the most instagrammable cafe out there?
Move over Peggy Porschen. Theres a new (ok, not so new) super instagrammable cafe!
Make way for Bar Luce. It’s a dream. A candy coloured 50s/60s dream.
As I scoured Pinterest for things to do on our trip to Milan, I came across pictures of Bar Luce. Yes, unfortunately that is quite a distance to travel for coffee but with city breaks becoming far more accessible, perhaps it’s not that out of the question? Is it?
Of course, I did not travel to Milan for Instagrammable opportunities alone (although click here if you want to see more of that trip) *het hem* but admittedly this was on my ‘I don’t care what we do but we have to go here’ list. I just wanted pictures of this place. Could it really be as nice as it looked on Pinterest?
With high hopes and boundless optimism we made our way out of the city centre (FYI this place is in the middle of nowhere), choosing to walk the 40 minutes from our location.
In Summer, that would be fine. When it’s only 2 degrees – consider getting an Uber. Just an idea.
I lost a lot of my optimism around the half way mark and had there not been promise of food at the end, I suspect things could have become rather ugly.
Anyway, in short, yes. It’s bloody beautiful. If you are a mid century lover like me, you must go.
Designed by director Wes Anderson (of The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Royal Tenenbaums etc), you can imagine plenty pops of colour and aesthetically pleasing symmetry. It does not disappoint.
We arrived for breakfast and although there weren’t many options on offer, we had some coffee and pastries (get the croissant with apricot jam because the jam is TO DIE FOR) which were really tasty and impeccably presented. Also, very reasonably priced if that is a concerning factor.
The staff were fantastic and so well turned out! There is something really nice and smart about being served by someone in a pressed shirt. It makes me feel fancy.
And although the food and coffee are lovely, I suspect the majority of visitors to Bar Luce are there for the novelty of it all and like me, for a pretty picture. I mean, even the toilets were aesthetically pleasing.
In fact, one of the most pleasing sights in Bar Luce, to me, were these singular seats with swivel tables.
It is such a clever idea and something I haven’t seen anywhere else.
Oh, and before I forget, there are sneaky USB points in the walls by all of the tables.
So, not only is Bar Luce really, really, really aesthetically pleasing, it’s functional!