How to Order Breakfast in Italian

How to Order Breakfast in Italian

For Italians, colazione or breakfast isn’t exactly the most important meal of the day. Instead, it’s small, simple, and almost always sweet, and is just enough to get you going as you move toward lunch — Italy’s main meal of the day. At home, many Italians start their morning with a few cookies (yes, cookies!) accompanied by coffee and milk, while breakfast in a coffee shop typically consists of a brioche pastry (Italy’s croissant) washed down with a steaming hot cappuccino. Add a spremuta or freshly squeezed juice and you’ve got what Italians refer to as a colazione completa.

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