Piccolo Bar-bohemian coffee-Kings Cross-60 years young

Piccolo Bar in Kings Cross is truly a local landmark – it has held pride of place as the bohemian bar/cafe in the area for about 60 years. It was the place of gatherings of artists, writers, street walkers, dealers of certain lifestyles – and in very Sydney fashion – the money and powerbrokers. It catered to some of the top international stars of the day.

Over the years, it retained its look – photos of the famous and infamous, dark walls, soft lighting, cigarette smoke in the air with loud chatter and the rich smell of coffee like the feel of small bar down a side street in Roma.

Piccolo Bar - Kings Cross - cool Sydney coffee

Piccolo Bar has had a update! The photos and the rich smell of coffee is still there as well as the wonderful owner Vittorio Bianchi, but let’s face facts – Kings Cross is anything but bohemian these days. Piccolo Bar lost its mojo with time and the twenty something year olds really don’t care about its 60 year history (more’s the pity). So I guess an update was a good start to move on – so the walls are now white, there are touches of red everywhere and a brightness about the room that was never there. I think this is a good change? but there is part of me that loved it the way it was – when you were not quite sure who was in the corner and what deal, if any, was being done.

Piccolo Bar Roslyn St Kings Cross
Piccolo Bar Kings Cross - best Sydney coffee

Maybe this is the look for the next 60 years, and the coffee’s still great, cheers Vittorio!


Open 7 days a week 8am till late


This has got to be a very cool Sydney bar/cafe



Piccolo Bar

6 Roslyn Street, Kings Cross 2011





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