Another Sydney metropolitan council has banned smoking in outdoor café and restaurant areas.

On Tuesday, the Leichhardt Council, which covers a part of the trendy inner western suburbs, popular for its coffee-drinking culture, has passed a resolution to make the alfresco areas smoke-tree starting from 2011.

The decision follows, the Waverly Council that oversees Bondi Beach, earlier this month which had voted in favour of a similar ban starting from July this year.

Tony Thirlwell, chief executive of the National Heart Foundation said in a statement made on Wednesday, We urge all NSW councils to follow in the footsteps of Leichhardt Council.

Residents and visitors of Leichhardt can really enjoy the great coffee the area is famous for without choking on secondhand smoke.