Cafes And Coffee Shops in Leeds

Ian Jones, Food and Drink Editor

Looking for that all-important caffeine boost? Stay clear of those teeth-wrecking energy drinks and take a seat at one of the many cafes and coffee shops in Leeds city centre. Here are the best of the best.

Here are our picks

  • 1. Laynes Espresso

    Laynes Espresso Leeds

    Laynes Espresso, 16 New Station St, Leeds, LS1 5DL - Visit now

    You come to Layne’s for the coffee. Sourced from roasters across Europe, there’s always a new variety to try. Commuters swear by it.

  • 2. Archive Leeds

    Archive Leeds

    Archive Leeds, 94 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS3 1HD - Visit now

    Archive Leeds makes a great place for coffee, brunch, Sunday breakfast or for a quick lunch during your working day. The venue is only small but has lovely modern décor and is the perfect spot to unwind. It’s far enough out from the bustling centre of Leeds but close enough you can visit on your lunch break or for a break from shopping.

  • 3. Stories Cafe


    Stories Cafe, 454 Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS8 2HU - Visit now

    Inspired by Scandinavian design and Nordic cuisine, Stories specialises in seasonal dishes, with most ingredients sourced from local suppliers. Friendly knowledgeable staff will tell you the whole story behind the food and drink.

  • 4. House of Koko

    House of Koko
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    House of Koko, 62 Harrogate Rd, Leeds, LS7 4LA - Visit now

    As well as great Northstar coffee, House of Koko offers a variety of real teas, sourced from around the world, and some very rare indeed. A place where you will always be met with a smile.

  • 5. Tribeca City Cafe

    Tribeca City Cafe
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    Tribeca City Cafe, 2 Park Square E, Leeds, LS1 2NE - Visit now

    Proudly serving the businessfolk of Leeds for years, this bright and breezy basement eatery prides itself on local produce, whether that’s artisan breads or coffee from local supplier, Keighley’s Seasons For Coffee.

  • 6. Wapentake

    Wapentake Leeds

    Wapentake, 92 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS2 7DJ - Visit now

    Freshness is the name of the game for this city centre cafe bar. The bread is baked on site daily and there’s an exhaustive range of coffees and teas – not to mention alcoholic drinks.

  • 7. Ned’s Cafe


    Ned’s Cafe, 5 Stainbeck Rd, Leeds, LS7 3PG - Visit now

    No relation to Flanders, this locally-adored little cafe has a vast menu covering breakfast, brunch and lunch. The staff are as charming and vibrant as the food. Our tip: try the freshly-baked cakes.

  • 8. Sebby’s Deli

    Sebby's Deli
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    Sebby’s Deli, 90-92 Otley Rd, Leeds, LS6 4BA - Visit now

    Opening in 2011, Sebby’s Deli is named after the owners camper van, which they used to travel across America before settling in this leafy suburb of Leeds. If you want homemade food and friendly service, it’s well worth the visit.

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