Cafes & Coffee Shops in Leeds: The Best Picks

Cafes & Coffee Shops in Leeds: The Best Picks

Take a pew in one of cafe recommendations after a day's shopping or even to just nip to read a book. Some of our favourites include breakfast options, banging sweet treats and calm atmospheres.

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If Up North

A little local chain of coffee shops, cafes and even a bar! We love their breakfasts and vibes on a hangover free Saturday morning. If you’re heading to the call lane location, we recommend heading earlier in the morning as they get busy quickly! You can also enjoy their coffee at home with their blends to buy!

Various city centre locations. Get Directions

Mrs Atha's - Leeds Restaurant - HappyCow

Mrs Athas

Just off the busy streets of Leeds high street is Mrs Athas, a cute coffee and tea cafe with light meals and cakes in a cafe with exposed brick walls and a family run atmosphere. Inspired and named after the owner Grandma, it’s one of the cositest spots for a coffee in Leeds. 

18 Central Rd, Leeds LS1 6DE. Get Directions



A cosy tavern with a Yorkshire theme offering pub eats, baked goods and brunch alongside coffee and pints. Great through the day and in the evening. Located by the Leeds market and on the way to the docks. 

92 Kirkgate, Leeds LS2 7DJ. Get Directions

Kapow Coffee - Thorntons Arcade - Leeds Restaurant - HappyCow


Find their two locations of coffee spots in the city centre, one by the docks and one in the famous Thorntons Arcade. Expect a banging roasted cup of coffee since 2013 in a cosy intimate spot. 

Various city centre locations. Get Directions

North Star Coffee Shop & General Store | Leeds Dock

North Star

On your walk by the Leeds Docks, you have to visit this coffee spot with their calm atmosphere, array of seating and delicious beverages and treats. Their hot chocolate also is a must try!

Unit 32 The Boulevard, Leeds LS10 1PZ. Get Directions

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Bakery 164

Sandwiches, bakery, focacceria and Coffee to take-away since 1994. Just by Leeds’ university hub, pop here on your dinner break to enjoy a little break. Alfie from our events team loves it here and used to work here - his fave is their specials. 

164 Woodhouse Ln., Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9HB. Get Directions

ARCHIVE Coffee House - Prime Studios


Our former events venue is one of our fave Sunday morning spots for coffee and brunch. Their baked eggs are a delicious way to start your day of rest, baked in tomato sauce with zaatar - phenomenal. They’re also a great venue for vibes - with regular events on weekends and evenings. 

94 Kirkstall Rd, Leeds LS3 1HD. Get Directions

La Bottega Milanese 

We had to save the best til last - this speciality coffee shops and continental bar in Leeds is an urban Milanese dream. Also serving snack food, patisserie and refreshments. Enjoy their coffee at home with their bags of beans to go!

2, Bond Court, Leeds LS1 2JZ. Get Directions