Barbetta cafe and gourmet food store open in Paddington

Barbetta's house-made natural muesli and crostino forza Italia.
Barbetta's house-made natural muesli and crostino forza Italia. Photo: Supplied

Sydney's Cipri Italian has birthed a bambino, opening Barbetta on the same Paddington block.

Barbetta, a cafe, gourmet food store and food workshop, uses vintage Alfa Romeo seats for design inspiration and features chrome-edged tables.

Joe Cipri, who opened the venue with brothers Carmelo and Anthony, says they've tapped the family recipe vault for inspiration as well.

The interior of the new Paddington venue.
The interior of the new Paddington venue. Photo: Supplied

"You can get braised beef cheeks or truffled mushroom ragu to go. We've got pasta making going on, a gelato cart and a pastry chef from Naples," Joe says.

With an interior crafted by ACME, the only thing it doesn't have at this stage is a liquor licence.

"People round here are time-poor, we're offering healthy takeaway," he adds.

A selection of hand-made pastries.
A selection of hand-made pastries. Photo: Supplied

And the Barbetta name? Google translates it to beard, but Cipri says they went off-piste with the Barbetta name.

"Bar, because it has a bar, and betta because it's on Elizabeth Street."

Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. 

2-8 Elizabeth Street, Paddington, barbetta.com.au