I love sussing out little pieces of sophistication, especially when they’re on my doorstep. Last week, Robbie and I found a gorgeous little café called, La Bottega Milanese, in the business-y district of Leeds. Inevitably there were lots of very smartly dressed people that were popping out for a very swish coffee break. It takes me back to being a child and looking up at teenaged girls, wishing I was that grown-up. Did anyone else do that?
I think café culture was probably invented for me. I am definitely its biggest fan. I just love sitting with a cappucino (or in this case iced-latte) in a beautiful location doing a spot of people watching. I’d like to say I’m a people person but maybe I’m just nosy… Anyhow, I love to see the different types of people that a café attracts.
I am a sucker for beautiful things, especially fashion and interiors (I know, weird combo). This café in particular combined both of these – as well as great coffee! I went for an iced-latte and we also bought a Pastéis de Nata. It’s a traditional Portuguese tart and is basically pastry and custard!! *heart eyes emoji*. I’ve been banging on about these little pastries forever and, we thought it was only right that we give them a taste test before our trip to Lisbon, the Pastéis de Nata capital! They also sell them in Nandos if you’re not local to Leeds (or Lisbon) and want to try them.
Even though La Bottega Milanese was very chic and felt like being on holiday, it was still standard coffee prices so I’d definitely recommend it to any Leeds locals. It’s in a little square off Park Row so is completely hidden from the hustle and bustle of the city. I’m so glad we found this little gem!
Thank you for reading this little ramble!