Six Must-Try Cafés In and Around Leeds
There’s little that can’t be solved over a good eggs Benedict and no wrongs that can’t be righted with a well-timed flat white...
Olive & Rye
18–20 Briggate, Queens Arcade, Leeds LS1 6LF
0113 318 1233
Take a seat in this cosy city-centre café and browse the all-day menu, as well as the chef specials which feature some interesting takes on classic dishes. From homemade granola with mixed berry compote to buttermilk pancakes topped with poached strawberries, white chocolate and pistachio crumbs, as well as hot smoked salmon bagels and sweet potato and chorizo hash bowls, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
94 Otley Road, Headingley LS6 4BA
0113 824 3489
Nestled in the leafy suburb of Far Headingley, Fika North are passionate about brewing the finest speciality coffee from independent roasters in Leeds, Yorkshire and beyond. Whether you’re after your morning cup of Joe, or looking for a mouth-watering pastry or cake, Fika North has something for everyone – including bagels served throughout the day and a number of craft beers and cocktails in the evening.
454 Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 2HU
3 Royal Parade, Harrogate HG1 2SZ
Born from a love of healthy living, feel-good food and great coffee, Grön Kafé opened its doors in 2018 offering balanced breakfasts, energy-boosting brunches, and late afternoon pick-me-ups. Now with two award-winning cafés (and a third opening soon in Leeds) Grön welcomes everyone, including your four-legged friends, for delicious and healthy meals, snacks and drinks.
16 New Station Street, Leeds LS1 5DL
This coffee shop is the go-to hangout for many of Leeds’ coolest inhabitants. They offer expertly-steamed coffee and tasty food throughout the day – with brunch options aplenty, including chorizo hash, bubble and squeak and French toast, this is a popular spot at the weekends.
10–12 East Parade, Leeds LS1 2AJ
0151 541 2408
A neighbourhood bar and kitchen which serves flavoursome breakfast and brunch dishes, as well as hot sandwiches, flatbreads and salads throughout the day. From flat whites to herbal teas and creamy hot chocolates, grab a takeaway coffee if you’re on the-go, and when the week draws to a close, enjoy a cold beer or a cocktail after work.
Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5BP
0113 258 3510
This plant-based café serves a menu of sweet and savoury dishes which are both nutritious and delicious. Unwind over a perfectly-made cup of coffee and slice of homemade cake, or choose from the all-day menu. Our favourite section of the extensive menu has to be the range of tasty ‘bowls’ – packed full of healthy vitamins, each bowl has a theme, from Power and Well Being to Chill Out. Partnering with Ecologi (the company that is attempting to carbon neutralise our planet by planting trees), The Greenhouse is saving our planet as well as our appetites.