Breakfast in Italy is a lot different from breakfast in Switzerland. We have cafés with lots of choices, like müsli, boiled or scrambled eggs, lots of different bread with cheese or marmalade, etc. Croissants are also costumary, but they are usually empty.
In Italy, if you go for Breakfast, you have many variations of croissants with different fillings, and other pastries. Even tough this sweet kind of breakfast is not for me in the long run, I quite enjoy it while on holiday for a week or so. The coffee, on the other hand, is something I could get used to for every day. This is an example of a Café where you get good pastries and a great Espresso: Panella, the bakery. You can sit inside or outside, and choose from an impressive variety of baked goods. Their coffee machine is also very special. The Espresso has that golden Crema I love so much. It tastes as good as it looks, is well-balanced and has an intense body. Its flavour lasts quite long. 8.5 out of 10 stars for the Espresso.
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