La Bottega Milanese was Leeds’ first late night coffee shop and has quickly made a name for itself as one of the go-to shops in Leeds.
With a mantra like ‘If it’s not from Italy it’s from Yorkshire’ the brand was always going to be a big a hit with locals. Their signature La Classica blend of coffee is roasted in Yorkshire, their bread is baked by a local co-operative and their fruit and veg sourced from Leeds Markets.
The founder, Alex Galantino, originally from Milan saw a gap in the Leeds market for good quality, authentic coffee and in 2009 he opened his first store on The Calls. La Bottega Milanese quickly grew in popularity and in 2011, moved to a larger store in The Light complex to account for increased demand.
More recently, in 2014 they were driven forward by the increased popularity of independent retailers in Leeds and opened their second store in the heart of the financial district.
The Bond Court area of Leeds, where the second store can be found, is currently undergoing a significant £25million redevelopment. With this development due to complete later this year their Bond Court store is bound to see an increase in footfall.
Find out more about the independent coffee house on their website here.