For any Milanese the espresso bar is more than a place where you feed your caffeine needs. Like a pair of shoes, it’s a detail that tells a story about who you are.
A dynamic hub for the urban type, visited repeatedly at different times of the day for your Espresso (many), quick snack or aperitif after work. A place for networking, and relaxing.
Our mantra is ‘If it’s not from Italy it’s from Yorkshire’. All of our cakes and fine meats are imported. All our bread and stuffed croissants are locally sourced and freshly delivered every morning.
Our coffee is roasted in Yorkshire, our milk is local, our fruit and veg are from Leeds Markets.
We stand for quality, design and detail.
THE COFFEE — LA CLASSICA
La Bottega Milanese is a fusion concept.
Based on the speciality coffee movement, giving this wonderful produce the respect it deserves by taking it forward – mindful of our heritage whilst embracing progress.
Our custom coffee is roasted locally and freshly every week. La Classica, a fully 100% speciality grade & ethically sourced (Direct Trade) Arabica coffee, is our main house blend which contributed to our popularity.
The blend composition reflects our fusion concept which respects this wonderful produce by not over roasting it and retaining its natural flavours.
All this whilst retaining some elements of continental coffee profiling that highlight sugar & chocolatey notes, but also rotating some of its components based on seasonality and crops.
We also regularly feature ‘Guest Coffees’ from around UK Roasteries, these coffees are often single-origin and belong to the so-called ‘third wave’ coffee movement that favours lightly roasted coffees to highlight the wonderfully fruity and acidic tones coffee can also deliver. Testimony to the growth of independent businesses and our speciality coffee.
The aperitivo crew.
We may not be a bar... however a true Milanese Espresso bar would not be one without a small selection of Amari, Prosecco, Beers, Wines or even the legendary Aperol Spritz.
Four o'clock, we want you here - just like in Milan.
The quintessential pre-drinks meeting point. Network, catch up with colleagues & have a social drink & a small Aperitivo bite to eat.
The good grub.
We are not a restaurant, much like any Milanese Espresso bar, we do have urban snack food of incredible quality.
Fresh Panini and focaccia and authentic Italian Street food created fresh every morning.
Once upon a time when opening coffee shops wasn’t a trend.
La Bottega Milanese opened its doors in 2009 from a modest corner of Leeds with its first ‘cupboard sized’ Espresso bar.
Weaving itself into the fabric of Leeds’s day to day routine, La Bottega’s name rapidly became a name synonymous with good coffee.
Fast-forwarding to 2022, the booming Independent coffee brand expanded over 3 stores created an amazing name and entered Leeds coffee scene coupled with Leeds’s unstoppable growth and the popularity of coffee shops.
LBM was taken over by Katia Pereira in March 2022, breathing in fresh air to the brand LBM is ready to take over the UK and bring everyone their authentic Milanese experience