La Bottega Milanese
Time Out says
Stylish coffee house that boasts its own blend, plus a variety of seasonal beans. Food is mostly Italian fare: tiramisu, homemade pasta, fresh sandwiches.
One of Leeds’ most well respected independent coffee shops, La Bottega Milanese is popular enough to have two branches – this one in The Light shopping centre, and another in the financial district (2 Bond Court, LS1 2JZ). Owner Alex Galantino has created a space that’s aesthetically lovely to look at (in particular, its newest shop on Bond Court), and has a minimal, functional, stylish feel. The statement wooden bench that runs through the centre of the space also makes an excellent perch for coffee drinkers.
The house coffee is Alex's own blend, La Classica, roasted by The Grumpy Mule, and it regularly hosts other seasonal coffee varieties. If you fancy an alternative to an espresso-based cup, it also offers brewed coffee, such as AeroPress, and pour-over on weekends. If you’re feeling indecisive, try the split shot tasting trays with one shot espresso and one shot cappuccino, or if you’re in the market for something sweet, the affogato is a vanilla gelato covered in espresso and chopped nuts.
Italian delicacies fill up most of the menu, with the likes of cannoli, tiramisu or homemade pastas on offer, as well as sandwiches made using locally sourced bread that are perfect for lunch or an afternoon snack.
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 8am-8pm; Fri 8am-9pm; Sat 9am-8pm; Sun 10am-7pm|