Five hot spots for coffee in Leeds City Centre

International Coffee Day is Sunday 1st October, and what better excuse for a cosy Sunday morning spent in a coffee shop reading a book, catching up with friends and family over good coffee and great food!

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Scroll down to read our fave places for coffee in Leeds City Centre:

North Star

North Star Coffee Roasters, who have two venues in the city (Leeds Dock, and their kiosk on Sovereign St, not including their bakehouse, Nova), opened their doors to Leeds around six years ago.

Founded by Holly and Alex, the team pride themselves on safeguarding the future of their suppliers by educating customers on their environmentally conscious decisions in the production of their coffee.

You may find you have in fact already tried a North Star Coffee as it's served all across the city, including at Sociable Folk and Green Room! Whether you opt for frothy, steamed or black coffee, the trained baristas are able to provide their expertise.

If you dabble in making coffee at home, you can purchase their beans to take away and make your very own North Star Coffee!


Click here to read more about how they are lowering their environmental impact.

Laynes Espresso

The perfect spot for a commuter, shopper or a coffee lover heading in or out of Leeds, Laynes Espresso sits just outside the station, making it ideal for all to enjoy a fantastic cup of coffee at any time of the day (well, between their opening hours!).

The ever-so-popular spot has recently expanded, meaning more coffee for all- hooray! We very much recommend ordering from their brunch menu or sampling one of their homemade pastries and bakes!

Not coffee, but a note-worthy drink was the Masala Chai (caffeine free!), it was a delicious blend of warming spices paired with a creamy milk of your choice-  an ideal winter warmer for the colder months ahead (if you like a certain autumnal drink from a certain coffee establishment, we think you would love Masala Chai!)


The Clubhouse

With an onsite micro roastery in their Skipton shop, The Clubhouse Leeds opened with the idea of it being a hub for coffee lovers to join together to enjoy great coffee and locally sourced tasty food.

With racking facilities for all of you avid cyclists out there, you'd already guessed it, the owners have a passion for cycling, which is evident throughout both stores. The Clubhouse is a perfect city stop after a Liverpool - Leeds canal bike ride, perhaps?


Out of the Woods

Enter the dark woods (quite literally as they use Dark Woods coffee), and visit Out of the Woods at either their Granary Wharf or Water Lane branch. Using Yorkshire roasters, milk, and bread from a Yorkshire bakery- you could say we have a set of proud Yorkshire people here. 

If you've got a sweet tooth, we recommend getting cosy with their 'Blendsmith Mocha', and perhaps extend that indulgence in pairing your drink with a brownie from the widely known Brown & Blond or a millionaires shortbread from the White Rose Bakery.


200 Degrees Coffee

A great spot to watch the world go by, 200 Degrees Coffee is comfortably nestled in amongst the other units on Bond Street, with the perfect European esq outdoor seating set up, it is a great place to enjoy people watching during these colder months.

Introduce your tastebuds to a 'Spanish Latte', also known as a cafe con leche, made with an espresso, milk and a few teaspoons of condensed milk- it truly is a party for your tastebuds, alongside a 10/10 caffeine fix with their delicious blend.


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