Sydney's Most Iconic Bar Has Closed For Good

It's the end of an era.

Sydney's Most Iconic Bar Has Closed For Good

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Some pretty sad news for Sydneysiders... one of our most iconic bars has closed their doors for good. 

The Piccolo Bar in Rosyln Street in Kings Cross, which was pretty much the heart of the cross for 65 years, is closing.

You may have heard of the cafe Cold Chisel made famous in "Breakfast At Sweethearts", well The Piccolo Bar is even more famous for Sydneysiders. 

“It is very sad,” said legendary owner-operator Vittorio Bianchi, 82, on

Adding, “But the Cross is so quiet now, it’s dead after the lockout laws and the ban on smoking inside, and outside, cafés. The politicians have done a good job of killing the place.”

Vittorio started working as a barista in the tiny café as a 29 year old in 1964 and he has since became a celeb with the locals. 


The tiny little cafe may have been in a slightly notorious location, but it will definitely be missed.