Do you enjoy a coffee every morning but get tired of boring brews?
Try these cafe hotspots and get your hands on some seriously impressive, and excessively caffeinated, coffee.
La Bottega Milanese
— La Bottega Milanese (@BottegaMilanese) June 23, 2016
Espressos are a speciality at La Bottega Milanese, with shot-coffee coming in all forms and flavours, providing a handy place to top up your caffeine levels before the daily grind. It’s right in the city centre, making it ideal for a mid-lunch stop off or a cheeky coffee run destination.
4 Russell Street, Leeds, LS1 5PT – more info
— Mrs Atha's (@Mrsathasleeds) March 6, 2014
Kooky, cosy and a little cramped, it’s worth popping into Mrs Atha’s before work to grab a latte – we’re sure you’ll not be disappointed.
Central Road, Leeds, LS1 6DE – more info
— Laynes Espresso (@LaynesEspresso) January 18, 2016
Established in 2011, Laynes Espresso house has come a long way in its short time in Leeds’ city centre, and by this point, we’d go as far to call it our local. They’re dead serious about coffee here, so if you’re fancying a piccolo split shot to give you a much-needed boost and you’re worried the Starbucks ‘barista’ won’t know what you’re talking about, take a walk to New Station Street.
16 New Station Street, Leeds, LS1 5DL – more info
It claims to be the “only truly American venue in Leeds”, and while we’re not entirely sure about the stores exclusivity, we can confirm that their Columbian roasted coffee beans are more than worth getting out of bed for.
6 Grand Arcade, Vicar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6PG – more info
Currently, Cafe 164’s ever rotating guest blends are being brought in from the northern regions of the UK, so while slightly less exotic than other houses, it’s one of the only places that’ll give you the taste of the north in coffee form.
Munro House, Duke Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG – more info
— Opposite Cafe (@oppositecafe) September 27, 2015
Don’t fret, Opposite Cafe have three branches all over the city centre to make drinking their fantastic coffee and eating their homemade grub that bit easier. Why not have a little breakfast with your morning cappuccino?
Victoria Quarter, Leeds, LS1 6AZ – more info
North Star Coffee Roasters
— Nook (@thenookNC) July 2, 2016
Not only will North Star Roasters cure your drowsiness by pumping you full of rich and scrumptious coffee, they also offer a variety of hands-on courses to help you make better coffee in your own time. Whatever your opinion on their beverages, you really can’t fault their passion.
Unit 33, The Boulevard, Leeds, LS10 1PZ – more info
Out of the Woods
— Out of the Woods (@outofthewoodsuk) July 19, 2016
Don’t be fooled by the modern interior (which, coincidentally, is also quite appealing), Out of the Woods know how to do their coffee the right way. Local and organic produce is big with these guys, so you’re sure to get the freshest taste possible.
2 Waterman’s Place, Leeds, LS1 4GL – more info
As their website readily points out, Lento means ‘slowly’, so if you go for a cup of Jo in Cafe Slowly, you’ll have to take your time. That should give you an opportunity to try all of their different varieties of hot drink, which may or may not lead to caffeine induced insomnia (don’t say we didn’t warn you).
21A North Lane, Leeds, LS6 3HW – more info
San Co. Co
— Good Food Nation Mag (@GFNationUK) August 2, 2015
Many will already call San Co. Co their ‘go-to’ coffee shop in Leeds, and really, we can’t blame them. Although modest in size, the store serves up some of the most impressive menus in the city, combining simplistic breakfast foods with creamy coffee to make you’re sluggish mornings so much easier.
12 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU – more info
Main image: North Star Roast