We visited Sydney’s new Italian café La Bottega to check out the vibe and the food. Tucked away down busy Norton Street, it has a friendly inviting feel. Colourful umbrellas give some cool shade to the outdoor tables, while the open glass doors make the indoor space feel part of the outdoors.
The menu has a range of all day breakfast items, coffee, juices and smoothies, as well as pastas, burgers and sandwiches for lunch. La Bottega is a pet friendly venue, so there is a special pup-a-licious menu including chicken and rice for your best friend.
The service is brisk and friendly without being overbearing. A bottle of sparkling water arrives without fuss. The recommended special of spaghetti with mussels was delicious, with a generous portion of mussels, garlic bread on the side and a hint of chilli in the sauce. A chilled Peroni beer was a satisfying accompaniment.
The glass fronted counter has a good selection of cakes and desserts, but today a cappuccino was all that was needed to round off the meal. Despite it being busy, there was no rush on the customer to finish the meal quickly. Overall it was a very pleasant experience.
Check out more at their website: labottegacafe.com