Bar Italia

169/171 Norton St, Leichhardt NSW 2040, Australia
Average: 4.5 / 5 stars, based on 2 reviews.
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I agree with the first review… Excellent coffee, I especially like the signs inside that say “no soy, no skim, no lite milk” and “cash only”, they’re the ‘soup nazi’ of the coffee world and only make coffee how it should be made, they deserve respect for that!

This place is a classic Italian institution. It’s been here since before Norton St was famous. In fact it made Norton St famous. I might be exaggerating, but then again perhaps not.

Great old-school Italian style coffee, good value pasta dishes and amazing gelato.

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