Mud Swedish Café

After spending some time in Milano, you might not always be in the mood for the excellent Italian food that is renowned all over the world: pizza, pasta and risotto at lunch and dinner and croissants and cappuccino for breakfast. To get a taste of cuisine from other nationalities, there are lots of Chinese restaurants and good Turkish kebab places around town. But, outside the Ikea cafeteria, another country is not always well-represented in the cosmopolitan city of Milano: Sweden.

MUD is a self-proclaimed art café that’s only been open for a few months, but it has already developed its own following among locals and students (check out their FB page, which currently has over 1,000 loyal fans).

Very close to the Bocconi campus, just down Viale Bligny, it’s a family-run business with a Swedish woman in the kitchen and her son serving. The inside is small and furnishings are partly Ikea and very homey, with some artwork from local students and artists on the walls (hence the “art café”).

The menu offers a good selection of salads and sandwiches, and EXCELLENT desserts, so it’s a great place to go even if you just want to pop in for an afternoon snack. The service is a little slow, however, so it’s probably not the best bet for a 30-minute break between classes. But don’t worry, it’ll be worth the wait!

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