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La Bottega Milanese

La Bottega Milanese


Wonderful Italian, artisan coffee and delicious patisseries and delicious snack food. Milanese Alex Galantino has made Leeds his home but brought a special sprinkling of Milan magic with him. This is a wonderful Milanese espresso bar in the heart of Leeds - the first late night espressor bar in the North of England.

Winner of the Best Cafe Bar at the Oliver Awards 2012.

2-4-1 on hot drinks every Wednesday from 4pm to 9pm.
Coffee happy hours - Monday to Friday 10-11am and 3-4pm.

"If it is top notch coffee you are looking for, new comer La Bottega Milanese in the Light is the coffee shop everyone's talking about right now". Yorkshire Post Magazine - 26 May 2012

".... the Italian espresso bar La Bottega Milanese, makes the perfect cup ..... with a selection of fresh focaccias and cakes". Jamie Oliver Magazine - issue 12.

Speciality: Artisan custom made blend - also supplied to other restaurants and coffee shops in Leeds.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Monday - Tuesday 0730 'til 20:00 hrs
Wednesday 0730 'til 21:00 hrs
Thursday 0800 'til 21:00 hrs
Friday 0800 'til 22:00 hrs
Saturday 08:30 'til 21:00 hrs
Sunday 10:00 'til 19:00 hrs



    The Headrow,
    LS1 8TL



    See location of The Light on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 300338  Lat: 53.79965 Long: -1.54599

    By Car:

    Head for Leeds city centre from all directions. In Leeds city centre, follow signs for the City Loop - a one way system around the city. When having passed the Town Hall on your left follow the road to the right. Signs for The Light will appear, and the car park entrance is on the right, just after the Cathedral.

    By Public Transport:

    From Leeds city train station, walk out of either of the main entrances and walk straight up Park Row (there are many banks on this road). Cross over The Headrow, and The Light is on the corner by the Radisson BLU hotel.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed