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.

Our top picks

Laynes Espresso

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.

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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.

Archive Leeds

House of Koko

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.

House of Koko
Image courtesy of House of koko.


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.

Wapentake Leeds

Sebby’s Deli

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.

Sebby's Deli
Image courtesy of Sebby's Deli.

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