4 Best Coffee Shops in Leeds

4 Best Coffee Shops in Leeds

*this piece has been cross-posted from Just Moved to, you can check it out here.

In case it wasn’t clear from my blog name, or Instagram account, I am quite the coffee lover so here are my 4 top coffee shops in Leeds. (I feel eternally guilt that I couldn’t just name them all!)

Mrs Atha’s

Central Rd. Leeds. LS1 6DE
0113 245 5515

You’re unlikely to stumble upon Mrs Atha’s unless you know exactly where to look, but situated just behind House of Fraser on Central Road is this cute little coffee shop. Mrs Atha’s is always incredibly busy so that’s a good sign that the coffee is some of the best around. It’s a little pricier than some of the other coffee shops but Mrs Atha’s has more than enough charm to persuade you to spend a little more, and its food menu will have you parting with your pennies immediately.

La Bottega Milanese

Unit A11A, The Light, The Headrow. Leeds. LS1 8TL
0113 245 4242

La Bottega Milanese is an absolute gem of a coffee shop. I love discovering new ones, but find myself back here time and time again. The whole place has such a chilled vibe, not to mention their incredible patisserie and selection of huge sandwiches and Italian street food. Luckily for us Leeds folk, La Bottega Milanese has 2 locations, one on Bond Court just off Park Row and the other in The Light, so you’re never too far away from a good cup of coffee.



Cielo is a lovely little coffee shop on Duncan Street, right in the hubbub of the city centre. If you’re a coffee snob you’ll love it here and if you’re not, you can skip on past the pour overs and still have a great time. It’s a fabulous place to sit in the window and watch the world go by or for a casual catch up with friends.

Laynes Espresso

16 New Station St. Leeds. LS1 5DL

I am a huge coffee lover. Some may say snob but I prefer aficionado. Laynes Espresso is right next to the train station, so definitely pop there next time you’re catching a train instead of spending double the money on a chain store coffee! Laynes is undoubtedly the ‘coolest’ coffee shop in Leeds. Its food menu is simple yet tasty and their flat white is the best I’ve ever had.


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