Best Places for Breakfast in Leeds
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Leeds has developed an exciting and vibrant brunch scene over the last few years, with cafes and restaurants across the city serving up delicious morning meals.
From trendy spots in the city centre to cosy hideaways in the suburbs, there are plenty of tempting options to choose from. This article highlights some of the top brunch locations in Leeds, focusing on those that offer great food and more.
We’ll showcase everything from hearty full English breakfasts to sweet pancake stacks and healthy smoothie bowls. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, these brunch hotspots are well worth checking out on a lazy weekend morning.
Address: 74 Otley Road, Headingley, LS16 6LQ
Find out more about Residence 74 Cafe & Bar
Residence 74 is a popular brunch spot located on Otley Road in Headingley. It has a trendy New York inspired interior and a large outdoor patio. Voted as a Tripadvisor traveller choice destination.
The cafe serves an extensive breakfast and brunch menu including traditional full English breakfasts, eggs benedict, pancakes, and lighter options like avocado on toast. There are also plenty of veggie and vegan options available that make it coeliac friendly. It’s a great place to go for a leisurely weekend brunch.
Address: The Light, Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL
Fleur Restaurant and Bar serve a modern menu all day long in a trendy pink interior full of butterflies and flowers. This pretty pretty restaurant is a popular brunch spot in the city centre.
The breakfast menu features signature dishes like the Fleur Eggs Royale with smoked salmon and caviar, Harissa Fried Chicken with waffles, and the legendary Fleur Breakfast. There’s also options like masala baked beans with chicken sausage casserole for something different.
The drinks menu has milkshakes, kombucha tea, coffees and cocktails so you’ll find the perfect accompaniment.
Address: 73 Great George Street, LS1 3BR
Find out more about Fint.
Fint is a Scandinavian inspired café located on Great George Street in Leeds city centre.
Fint serves a variety of breakfast dishes including duck hash, vegetable hash, mackerel rillette, and pain perdu. The ingredients is sourced for its organic origin and seasonal freshness.
The café has a relaxed and cosy atmosphere, making it a good choice if you’re feeling like eating out in a relaxing environment.
Address: 43 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BT
IF Coffee Bar, part of the IF Up North family, is located on thriving Call Lane in Leeds city centre. It serves up fantastic brunch dishes in their charming, rustic café on a daily basis.
The menu features everything from eggs benedict to the ‘IF’ brunch burrito which is filled with scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, cheese and more. There’s also pancakes, avocado toast, and delicious breakfast rolls.
Address: 33 Leeds Dock, The Boulevard, Leeds LS10 1PZ
Find out more about North Star Coffee Shop
North Star Coffee is located on Leeds Dock and is an award-winning coffee shop that provides ethically sourced coffee of the highest quality.
This impressive Leeds brunch spot serves an extensive selection, including sandwiches, specials, classics, and toast & grains. It’s a great place to get high quality coffee as well as a tasty breakfast or brunch.
Once you’ve finished brunch, you could hop onto one of the popular Leeds Dock yellow water taxis into town.
Address: Victoria Quarter, Vicar Lane, LS1 6BB
Find out more about The Ivy.
The Ivy is located in the vibrant and majestic Victoria Quarter, accentuated by the stunning patterned décor in the restaurant, this is an electric and chic setting for brunch.
The Ivy embraces the art of brunch, creating a menu that balances breakfast and lunch. It features plates such as the roast beef sandwich, Keralan sweet potato curry and a variety of traditional brunch dishes.
Address: Queens Arcade, 18-20 Briggate, LS1 6LF
Olive & Rye is a charming indie café located in the iconic Queens Arcade serving quality food made from locally sourced ingredients. Their freshly baked goods are a stand out choice when visiting this cute café.
The breakfast menu features sweet and savoury dishes like homemade granola, mushroom benedict, and fluffy buttermilk pancakes with your choice of toppings. There are also daily specials available.
Address: 454 Roundhay Road, Oakwood, LS8 2HU
Grön Kafé is a relaxed Scandinavian inspired café promoting clean eating with a healthy breakfast and brunch menu.
Alongside the healthy eating, Grön Kafé aim to serve up their brunch menu with as little impact on the environment as possible.
‘It was impossible to tell the coffees we drank were decaffeinated.’
Dishes include smoothie bowls, baked beans on toast, and a full breakfast with veggie sausages. There’s also a daily specials board. The range of coffee is rated highly, so good you can’t tell the decaffeinated from caffeinated blend.
Address: 50 Otley Road, Headingley, LS6 2AL
Find out more about Heaney & Mill.
Heaney and Mill is an independent restaurant in Headingley serving high-quality food, including a popular brunch menu available daily.
In one form or another this eatery has been run by the same family for over 50-years. Now, MasterChef finalist Tom Rennolds is running the kitchen.
The menu ranges from sandwiches to wild mushroom risotto. Small plates and full meals are available, so there’s something for everyone.
Address: 62 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, LS7 4LA
Find out more about House of Koko.
House of Koko is an independent café in Chapel Allerton known for its seasonally changing menu. This restaurant is all about the ‘brunch culture’ – something they’ve been perfecting at Koko, and one you need to checkout between 9am-3pm on a day.
Breakfast options include homemade dishes like pea on toast, hot honey hash, and bubble and squeak. There are also daily specials and sweet options like pancakes.
Address: Bond Court, Wine Street, LS1 2JZ
Moose Coffee is a family-run, independent brunch café that serves delicious Canadian-inspired breakfast dishes via the café culture of New York.
Quality ingredients and an ethical approach to business stand out at Moose. The Moose Foundation helps deliver on their social and environmental change; thousands are raised for
The menu features pancakes, eggs benedict, breakfast sandwiches and other hearty options. Known for their legendary house pancakes topped with maple syrup. And it’s worth tasting the Moose blend espresso coffee too!
Address: Leeds Corn Exchange
Find out more about Bruschetta
Tucked away inside Leeds Corn Exchange, a grade I listed building that literally traded corn and agriculture in the 19th century, is Bruschetta.
Bruschetta serves coffee, cakes and breakfast in a charming indoor market setting. It’s one of the best spots for french toast and other sweet treats in the centre of Leeds.
A notable dish for a savoury brunch is the Full Algerian breakfast featuring harissa beans, merguez sausage, pine nut za’atar oil and more on bruschetta toast.
Address: 15 Boar Lane, LS1 5EL
Find out more about Things in Bread.
Things In Bread makes classic sandwiches to order using their signature freshly baked bread. No more bland fillings and dry bread. No more being underwhelmed by the inadequate quality of supermarket sandwiches. It’s all about the classics done well at TIB!
Open early so a good place to grab a sausage or bacon sandwich on the way to work. They also offer vegan options.
Address: 66 Wellington Street, LS1 2EE
Wolfox is an organic eatery and coffee house that offers nutritious breakfasts, brunches, and lunches.
Every coffee has a story to tell at Wolfox because of its perfectionist culture and creative approach to brewing the finest blends.
The breakfast menu features a whole section just for “healthy bowls” like mango rice pudding, overnight oats and smoothie bowls. If you’re after something warm there’s plenty of filling egg options, full breakfasts and sweetcorn fritters. The brioche French toast and pulled pork with a poached egg are luxurious options.
Address: 16 New Station Street, LS1 5DL
Find out more about Laynes Espresso.
Laynes Espresso has revolutionised the independent coffee scene in Leeds. It was one of the first to serve the very best underground coffees and teas in the city.
Laynes serves up fantastic brunch dishes like poached eggs on sourdough and Turkish eggs. There’s also breakfast rolls and options for vegetarians and vegans.