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Laynes Espresso inside cafe

Laynes Espresso

  • Healthy
  • Coffee Shop
  • Brunch
  • Coffee

Genuinely independent, Barista owned and run coffee shop that serves up breakfast and brunch.

Laynes Espresso inside cafe

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 available to the UK. As a result you’ll struggle to find a better espresso or flat white in the city; they’ve had plenty of practice!

There are gluten free, vegan friendly, and vegetarian friendly food options available.

Location Details

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Take a look around

  • Laynes Espresso front of cafe
  • Laynes Espresso pancakes
  • Laynes Espresso Full English Breakfast and Coffee
  • Laynes Espresso meal
  • Laynes Espresso take away coffee
  • Laynes Espresso cakes
  • Laynes Espresso coffee
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The Food

At any one point in the morning you’ll catch the chef rustling up breakfast and brunch treats. Most of it is made in-house, including the sandwiches, brownies and pastries. If you come a little later in the morning you can choose from the extensive brunch menu – buckwheat pancakes (gluten free) and smashed avocado on toast, naturally – and Yorkshire rarebit!

And the signature breakfast dish is a full take on the classic Full English with Shakshuka undertones. It’s got braised beans, a poached egg, roasted tomato and shallot on sourdough toast with Mayfield cheese and a chestnut and lemon patty.

The Drink

Laynes serve up premium coffee from some of the best roasters in the UK and beyond. So keep an eye out for collaborations between suppliers and weekly specials – it’s a very dynamic coffee menu!

For those really warm days the coffee shop is on hand to serve up some cold refreshments including a slew of juices and iced lattes.

The Place

Laynes was a bit of an earth shaker when it came onto the Leeds coffee scene in 2011; from an independent angle no coffee shop had done it like this. Now spread over two floors the coffee shop has expanded with a breakfast and brunch menu to compliment those irresistible coffee blends. And if you want to keep those coffee pangs at bay in-between your visits then take the opportunity of buying some coffee beans and brewing equipment from the Laynes Baristas themselves. Also a couple of seats outside, if the sun is out.

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Where to Park

The nearest parking to Laynes is Trinity Leeds Car Park.

How To Get Here

Google Map Directions

Leeds Station is practically next door to Laynes. If you’re catching a bus walk a couple of minutes to Boar Lane and hop on a bus from 1 of the 8 stops along that short stretch of road; with that much variety you’ll struggle not to find a route to most suburbs of Leeds.


Laynes is accessible by a single step into the front door. And the downstairs section is accessed via steep set of stairs.

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Delivery Options

Collection and delivery are available.

Note from Discover Leeds: Where possible we suggest contacting directly and/or collecting as third party delivery companies take a large cut.

What To Do Next

Once you’ve set yourself for the rest of the day you might as well enjoy some of what the city has to offer – shopping, film, music to name a few – and work up a hunger. Once dinner comes round you’ll be ready for a visit to Tharavadu  – get ready for some authentic Indian Kerala dishes.

Other Locations Near Laynes Espresso

Looking for other places near Laynes Espresso to eat or drink? Here are three others just around the corner.