Brought to you by furniture store Coco Republic, who first dipped their toe into hospitality back in 2015 with L’Americano Espresso Bar in Alexandria, L’Americano Cafe is a fresh new follow-up and Sydney’s newest window into the Italian Riviera (without the 18-hour flight).
One of the first things you’ll notice is the pretty nuanced fit-out, if it looks familiar, that’s because it is, having drawn big inspiration from the 90s film The Talented Mr. Ripley. The interior oozes with the film’s Wall Street celluloid style on a whole new level, with nautical accents, olive trees, and big bistro vibes all in one. Added bonus—if you’re into the look and feel of the cafe, you can pop into the neighbouring Coco Republic showroom to shop similar furniture pieces.
As for the food, L’Americano is open for casual breakfasts, lunch, or coffee and you’ll find a please-everyone array of goods to dig into from morning through to the afternoon. While most things tick all the boxes (burgers, pasta, salads, and pastries), it’s the paninis and piadinas that will really knock your socks off.
From pockets packed with roast beef, arugula, confit garlic, and mustard aioli to a particularly epic panini loaded with tender free-range chicken, kale, and rosemary slaw, these bad boys are like nothing you’ll find anywhere else in Sydney.
The wine and beer lists are short and sweet here—but if you're chasing those Euro summer feels, L’Americano’s chilled drinks line-up will take you back to the idyllic village of Praiano which, just quietly, is where you’ll find some of the best iced tea in the world. Wash down your panini with icy peach nectar or go for gold with the freshly squeezed orange juice—the way it should be.
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