In Italy, breakfast — la colazione — is much lighter than the morning fare of many other countries. Typically enjoyed standing at the counter of the Bar while reading the newspaper, follow our steps below for a home version of it.
To eat breakfast like an Italian, follow this simple guide:
1. Decide which will be the coffee of your choice. Remember that this is the only time of day to enjoy milkier drinks, like cappuccino or latte macchiato, without being teased. Make the most of it.
2. Choose a baked good. We’re partial to the sweet, freshly-baked pastries but in Italy there is a great variety to choose between, from cornetto, to plumcakes, from panini to dry biscuits.
Check out a few of our favorite breakfast pairings below, then stop by Eataly Stockholm to stock up on all the ingrediets to repeat it directly at home.
CAPPUCCINO & CORNETTO
Nothing transports us to mornings in Italy more than a cappuccino with a cornetto, or a croissant. The foaming whole milk swirls deliciously with the robust epresso, each sip pairing perfectly with a bite of airy pastry. Early every morning, our pastry team bakes an assortment of fresh breakfast treats with quality ingredients, from wholesome olive oil to decadent dark chocolate.
ESPRESSO MACCHIATO & PLUMCAKE
For a smaller but more intense drink, go for espresso macchiato, coffee “marked” with a splash of frothy milk. The deliciously bitter flavors in the espresso go well with a slice of spongy plumcake. Perfect to eat on it’s own, dipping in the coffe or enriching with a thin layer of butter and jam.
ESPRESSO & BISCOTTI
For an Italian breakfast on the go, pair a simple quality shot of espresso with crunchy cookies, like Di Leo wholemeal Fattincasa (literally ”homemade”). Lightly sweet and wholly healthy, these delicious cookies pair perfectly with espresso for a satisfying and simple breakfast.
Take the Italian breakfast experience home with you with our high-quality selection of coffee, tea, cakes and cookies!