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12 Best Cafes and Places for Brunch in Leeds

Leeds is packed with amazing cafes, restaurants and pubs to enjoy a good coffee or a bottomless brunch with your friends. You’ll find any of these in every corner.

It’s amazing to have plenty of choices to choose from, but it also makes it difficult to pick the best cafes and brunch to have a good food experience.

In this blog post, I’m excited to tell you the best cafes and brunch in Leeds, and why you should try their food and dishes recommendations that won’t disappoint you.

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Great Cafes And Places To Have Brunch In Leeds

Best Cafes in Leeds

200 Degrees Coffee Shop

Located a minute walk from Leeds Trinity shopping centre is 200 Degrees Coffee Shop. It has become a popular cafe in the last couple of years, so don’t be surprised if you always see people around the cafe.

I am not a fan of coffee, but the coffee must be good if the place is a popular choice in the city. What I can highly recommend is trying their lunch selection! They serve paninis, toasties, and delicious savoury pastries. 

You won’t regret ordering their feta cheese and sweet potato pastry, it’s absolutely amazing. For a meaty option, the chipotle pork sausage roll is your best option.

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200 Degrees Coffee Shop contact details 

Price range: ££

Address: 31 Bond St, Leeds LS1 5BQ

Website: https://200degs.com/leeds-bond-street 

Haute Dolci

Although Haute Dolci isn’t a cafe, I couldn’t skip this dessert restaurant. You’ll find this beautiful restaurant inside The Light leisure centre.

Their menu is all about desserts which is the dream for anyone with a sweet tooth. You’ll find anything from cheesecakes, french toast, cookie doughs and pancakes to french macarons and American waffles.

My favourite thing on the menu is “I knead you”, a delicious white chocolate chip cookie dough served with Madagascan vanilla gelato and Dolci white chocolate sauce. You’ll want to order it again and again.

Apart from Haute Dolci’s indulgent menu, what makes them unique is the experience they provide, especially with the loyalty club. To be part of their loyalty club, you must get involved in their challenge, which often it’s published on their Instagram, to find a key.

Once you have a key, you get access to discounts, private dining suits, elite offers, double points events and a secret menu and much more.

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Haute Dolci contact details 

Price range: £- ££

Address: Haute Dolci Unit 20A The Light, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL

Website: http://www.hautedolci.co.uk/

La Bottega Milanese

If you’re looking for a cosy cafe. La Bottega Milanese is perfect. Not only do they serve coffee and tea, but delicious Italian savoury and sweet pastries as well as paninis.

The cafe is quite small, so if you’d like to sit in it, I’d recommend going on weekdays or early on a weekend.

La Bottega Milanese contact details 

Price range: ££

Address: 2, Bond Court, Leeds LS1 2JZ

Website: http://www.labottegamilanese.co.uk/ 

Laynes Espresso

Laynes Espresso has been open since 2011, so it’s definitely the most established coffee shop in Leeds. 

Their menu has plenty of breakfast options to choose from their unique full English breakfast to sweet dishes such as salt caramel brownie. Their best sweet dish is the buckwheat pancakes topped with strawberries, vanilla whipped cream and shortbread.

They also offer three special lunch menus – whipped goats cheese with roast and pickled beetroot, hot smoked salmon and Isle Of Wight tomatoes on sourdough toast.

Laynes Espresso contact details 

Price range: ££

Address: 16 New Station St, Leeds LS1 5DL

Website: http://www.laynesespresso.co.uk/ 

Le Chalet

Not very far from Leeds Trinity, you’ll find Le Chalet, an excellent place to enjoy an authentic afternoon tea experience. 

The afternoon tea includes 2 different types of sandwiches from their wide selection (smoked salmon, tomato & onion chutney, etc.), two canapes, two cakes or desserts, one macaroon and one scone. The price per person is £17.95 which is a great value for money. 

However, even if you aren’t a big fan of afternoon tea, I would highly recommend trying their macaroons! They’re the best macaroons in Leeds.

Le Chalet contact details 

Price range: ££

Address: 31-32 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5JD

Website: https://www.le-chalet.co.uk/ 

North Star Coffee Shop

 A popular coffee shop is North Star situated near the Royal Armouries. Whenever you walk through this area, you’ll see many people with coffee takeaways from this cafe.

If it’s popular, it’s for a reason! So I decided to try it for myself. I tried the ivory white hot chocolate and it was absolutely delicious.

They also have lovely cakes you must try. The peanut butter blondie and the chocolate fondant are always good options.

North Star Coffee Shop contact details 

Price range: ££

Address: Unit 32 The Blvd, Leeds LS10 1PZ

Website: https://www.northstarroast.com/cafe/ 

Tiled Hall Café

The Tiled Hall Café is situated inside Leeds Art Gallery on Calverley Street. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a delicious hot lunch and drink while reading a book.

The cafe was originally the main library reading room, and you can probably tell that by the stunning architecture and decoration – marble columns, ornate tiles and a beautiful mosaic ceiling.

The menu includes all popular cafe options as well as baked jacket potatoes, and a good range of ciabattas served with tortilla chips and soup. 

Tiled Hall Café contact details

Price range: ££

Address: 16-18 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA

Website: https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/leeds-art-gallery/tiled-hall-cafe-at-leeds-art-gallery/ 

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Best Places To Have Brunch In Leeds

East 59th

If you’re looking for a Sunday brunch with friends, East 59th is doubtless the best option in the city. The rooftop restaurant and bar are located on the third floor of Victoria Gate shopping centre.

East 59th brings you contemporary dining in a sophisticated Manhattan-style restaurant. This is also reflected in their A La Carte menu that offers anything from eggs benedict to popular American dishes such as surf & turf. 

But that’s not all, if you’re after a few drinks, East 59th has a good variety of cocktails – from popular cocktails such as Aperol Spritz, bloody marys and pornstar martini to their own distinctive cocktails. The strawberry mojito is a must-try!

Whether you go for brunch or dinner, you’ll certainly enjoy the rooftop atmosphere, especially on a sunny day.

East 59th contact details 

Price range: £££

Address: Victoria Gate, 3rd Floor Rooftop, George St, Leeds LS2 7AU

Website: http://www.east59th.co.uk/

FINT (formerly Fettle)

Although it isn’t at the heart of the city, it isn’t far from it either. It’s located less than five minutes walk from Leeds Town Hall.

This Scandinavian-style cafe and restaurant is a great choice for those who love organic and seasonal locally sourced ingredients. 

FINT has a beautiful minimalist decoration that makes you feel relaxed and cosy. You can tell their dishes are made with high-quality ingredients.

If you’re after a quick bite, their chai latte and cakes are mouthwatering. However, if you go for brunch, you’ll fall in love with the food too. Their menu changes with the season, so it’s difficult to suggest a dish.

Last but not least, FINT also offers a fine-dining experience which makes it the perfect place for a special occasion and impresses your loved one.

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FINT contact details 

Price range: ££

Address: FINT, 73 Great George St, Leeds LS1 3BR, United Kingdom

Website: https://fint-leeds.com/

Fléur Cafe

Located in The Light, a leisure and retail centre in the city centre, Fléur Cafe is Leeds’ most instagrammable cafe.

The decoration is impressive – as per the cafe name you’ll see purple and pink flowers hanging at the entrance. But that’s not all, the walls are pink and beautifully decorated, and not to forget about the roof that has been decorated with butterflies.

Not only will the decoration surprise you, but the food too. Their menu has been designed by Masterchef contestant and chef Bobby Geetha, and it offers bottomless brunch, afternoon tea and great desserts.

I have to say that their shakshuka is one of the best I’ve ever tried – great punch of spices and beautifully cooked poached eggs. Another great dish is masala baked beans.

fleur cafe decoration
Fléur Cafe contact details 

Price range: ££- £££

Address: 56 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL

Website: https://fleurcafe.co.uk/ 

IF…Call Lane

The cafe is nestled at the bottom of Call Lane, Leed’s most vibrant street. 

IF is one of my favourite cafes in Leeds! They offer anything from breakfast and brunch to mouthwatering cakes you won’t be able to resist trying.

If you’re visiting IF, you must try their breakfast burrito packed with scrambled eggs, spring onions, hash browns, cheese and other indulgent ingredients. They also have a vegetarian alternative too!

Although the cafe is beautiful inside, they’ve also put tables outdoors which is give you a great atmosphere during sunny days in Leeds.

IF has two other cafes in Leeds city centre, one near Leeds City Market and the other in York Place. I love popping in IF Vicar Lane because it’s great to grab a quick hot drink and cake. My top choice is a chai latte with oat milk with a delicious Bakewell cake.

IF… Call Lane contact details 

Price range: ££

Address: 43 Call Ln, Leeds LS1 7BT

Website: https://www.ifupnorth.co.uk/ 


Located on Wellington Street, a 7-minute walk from the city centre, Wolfox is a great choice for a healthy brunch or lunch.

The restaurant has outdoor seating as well as spacious indoor seating. Its decoration is neat but beautiful too.

On the brunch menu, you can find delicious dishes such as avocado toast, sweetcorn fritter, poke bowl and much more. But if you’re after sweet, they serve great healthy smoothie bowls.

I tried the brioche french toast, which was beautifully decorated with berries and flowers and most importantly, delicious. 

Wolfox french toast
Wolfox contact details

Price range: ££

Address: 66 Wellington St, Leeds LS1 2EE

Website: https://www.wolfox.co.uk/leeds

Have you ever visited any of these cafes or restaurants? Let me know in the comments below.

If you have any questions or you want advice about travelling to Leeds, reach me at cristina@mylittleworldoftravelling.com or @creina.diary on Instagram.


Cristina xx

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  1. The last time I was in Leeds I actually ended up going to brunch twice because we found two really nice locations and couldn’t decide. I like your list – I’ll have to check out a couple of these when I’m next in Leeds!

  2. Lasma Plone says:

    This made me hungry ahah! Everything looks so good that I would like to go back to Leeds just to visit most of these places. Well done! 🙂

  3. I’m all about brunch and these all sound delicious!

  4. Now I’m hungry! Looks like Leeds has lots of great places for brunch, but you definitely had me at Fleurs!

  5. I do love a good brunch. It is the one time I love to really splurge on something I don’t cook at home like French Toast or Pancakes. Leeds looks like there are some great spots for brunch. We would definitely look for a spot with good coffee. Especially if I can have my coffee with a salted caramel brownie.

  6. I want to go for afternoon tea! Everything looks great but tea sandwiches YUM. And all that for <20? WOW

  7. Wow, these places all look great! I’ve been meaning to visit England soon! Do these places also cater to vegans?

  8. Shelley Layne Marmor says:

    i have heard great things about Leeds, though i didn’t know about their amazing brunch/cafe scene! Fléur Cafe is so pretty, but that french toast at Wolfox has definitely caught my eye. hoping to visit & eat in Leeds soon.

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