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LuBar: breakfast at the museum

LuBar is a new coffee house and luncheonette at the GAM, the Modern Art Gallery of Milan.

It is named after the three Bonaccorsi brothers (and owners) Lucrezia, architect, Ludovico, chef and Lucilla, fashion designer. They started their career in the food and beverage industry with a Ape Car, a three-wheeled truck, serving Sicilian delicatessen.

Parked in the main hall of the Milan’s central station the Ape became a popular, and mandatory, stop for those who wanted to enjoy the arancini, a fried riceball filled with ragù and peas, or the cannoli, the typical Sicilian desert.

Given the huge success of this first experience in the big city of Milan, the three  Bonaccorsi brothers decided to take the LuBar phenomenon to the next level.

They chose to establish a permanent restaurant within the building of the GAM: Villa Belgiojoso.

Built between 1790 and 1796 the Villa, that now belongs to the Milan’s municipality, is a stunning example of the Milanese neoclassicism and features artworks by artists like Antonio Canova.

A breakfast at the LuBar becomes then an experience that involves the five senses. From the mouth-watering goodies available at the LuBar to the sight of the masterpieces within the bar like the bas relief by Berthel Thorvaldsen, right in the middle of the dining area.

The enjoyable good jazz playing in the background, the fresh smell of the plants of the winter garden complete this sensorial experience that makes of the LuBar a place to be for a breakfast or a quick lunch.

Getting to the LuBar is easy thanks to the Palestro station of the red line . Just walk 50 meters along via Palestro and you can’t miss the Villa Belgiojoso.

When lunch is over take a walk in the public gardens “Indro Montanelli” right in front of the Villa Belgiojoso or visit the Science and Natural History museum.


Via Palestro, 16

20121, Milan

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