Paddington Alimentari is predominantly an Italian deli, with delicious cheeses, breads and meats to take home. However a small eat in area will cater for those who can’t wait to get stuck in, so enjoy coffee, Panini and home made specialties on the spot.
I don't understand the hype. It's my sister's local so I've been four times.
The first time I tried the iced coffee at her insistence. Wasn't anything special but I figured that's not the best way to enjoy a coffee so I reserved judgment. There's an odd set up where patrons sit on the stone walls nearby because there aren't enough tables. What was ridiculous was that 15 minutes before they were due to close, one of the servers came outside and started hosing off the walls right next to us to get rid of us. All four of us got wet, including my toddler.read more
Great little Italian cafe in the heart of Paddington. Great coffee, sandwiches, salads and treats. Love the prosciutto & mozzarella sandwich on fresh olive bread. So simple yet so tasty. Fabulous cabinet full of cakes & sweets too. Only negative is how hard it can be to grab a seat as it's so tiny. Best to get take away sometimes, although sometimes this can take a while too.
Alimentari is the kind of cafe/deli that every European has on their doorstep - it's just a pity there aren't more like this in Sydney. Enjoy the best coffee in the East whilst listening to the staff's friendly Italian chatter. Don't leave without sampling a delectable treat from the deli counter - the Italian buffalo mozzeralla is a must!