Opened in 1867, Biffi was the first of the triumvirate of grand caffès (Zucca and Savini making up the trio) in the venerable halls of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Today it is one of the most popular meeting places in Milan, and is busy all hours. The food is famously expensive for plates of spaghetti bolognese or risotto, and frankly there are better places to eat. So instead arrive with the early birds to drink your breakfast espresso at the retro wooden bar, treat yourself to afternoon tea for delicious pastries and fruit tarts, or head there during early evening aperitvo hour to sample Milan's famous Campari cocktails.