Interior of Olive & Rye featuring wooden tables set with wine glasses, a cozy seating area with cushions, and a wall painted in deep blue with the establishment's name and decorative gold leaf motifs.

Olive & Rye

Cosy cafe serving breakfasts, sandwiches and other sweet treats with coffee and cocktails.

Interior wall of Olive & Rye featuring the restaurant's name in large, stylish letters above a chalkboard displaying the day's specials, with decorative plants on a shelf.

Olive & Rye is the vision of chef and owner Joe Hepworth.

The café comes with the opportunity to pick quality local produce to buy and takeaway; or sit in a cosy space to eat and drink breakfast, brunch or lunch.

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

Location Details

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Take a look around

  • Gourmet brunch dish at Olive & Rye featuring a poached egg with runny yolk, crispy fried cauliflower, fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes, and a drizzle of pesto on a pink ceramic plate.
  • A slice of sponge cake garnished with powdered strawberries and a purple flower, on display at Olive & Rye.
  • Close-up of a chef garnishing poached eggs on English muffins with hollandaise sauce at Olive & Rye.
  • Delicious breakfast spread at Olive & Rye featuring pancakes with whipped cream and strawberries, eggs benedict on English muffins, a cappuccino, and a small vase with white flowers.
  • Alt text: "Gourmet breakfast served at Olive & Rye featuring scrambled eggs, grilled tomatoes, hash browns, baked beans, and portobello mushrooms on a white plate, presented by a person with a tattooed arm."
  • Gourmet eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce and garnishes, served at Olive & Rye.
  • Two colorful smoothies in mason jars with red and white striped straws at Olive & Rye, with a blurred background of a cafe setting.
  • Stack of pancakes with fresh berries, cream, and edible flowers at Olive & Rye, with a refreshing cocktail in the background.
  • Alt text: "Assorted gourmet dishes at Olive & Rye featuring colorful salads, pancakes with toppings, and a smoked salmon toast, beautifully garnished and presented on vibrant plates."
  • Interior view of Olive & Rye shopping arcade with decorative hanging lights, glass roof, and lined with various boutique shops and colorful storefronts.

The Food

Olive and Rye serves brunch, lunch and small plates. Take your pick from menu options that include pancakes, crumpets, waffles; smoked salmon and poached eggs; fry ups to suit a meaty or vegan eater.

At lunchtime the menu accommodates your typical sandwiches and platters for a midday bite.

Vegan dishes labelled on the menu like a avocado bagel with vegan sausage and vegan cheese.

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The Drink

Olive & Rye serve amazing coffee by the guys over at Dark Woods Coffee Roasters with alternative milks available. For a fruity alternative check-out the selection of smoothies.

You can get wines by the glass or bottle. And those wanting a boozy lunch (or brunch!) could order a cocktail – special Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Espresso Martini are on the menu.

The Place

A standout is the shelves stacked with locally sourced chutneys, jams and wines; pair this with the meat and cheese counter for a luxurious takeaway hamper of goodies to enjoy at home.

Alongside the amazing deli store Olive & Rye also has a 44-seater cafe with indoor and outdoor areas in the arcade.

The cafe area is compact with a theme of gold accentuating the attractiveness of the space.

Dogs are welcome inside and outside (on the terrace).

The Location

Situated in the iconic Queens Arcade in the centre of Leeds. Olive & Rye is part of the connecting thoroughfare that links Harvey Nichols on Briggate with Lands Lane.

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Olive & Rye has a step-free accessible front entrance.

Delivery Options

Collection is 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

    Following some breakfast, brunch or just a coffee at Olive & Rye you could take it up a level and head to the roof terrace of the Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Brasserie for a cocktail with one of the best city skyline views of Leeds city.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can you eat in at Olive & Rye?

    Yes you can eat in/dine in at Olive & Rye. There is also have an outside seating area. A great shout on a sunny day!

    Does Olive & Rye have an outside seating area?

    Yes Olive & Rye does have an outside seating area.

    Does Olive & Rye offer takeaway?

    Unfortunately Olive & Rye does not offer a takeaway delivery service. However they do offer collection. Why not pop in and grab it yourself!

    Can I order Olive & Rye delivery in Leeds with Deliveroo?

    No, unfortunately delivery is not available for Olive & Rye through Deliveroo in Leeds.

    Can I order Olive & Rye delivery in Leeds with Just Eat?

    No, unfortunately delivery is not available for Olive & Rye through Just Eat in Leeds.

    Can I order Olive & Rye delivery in Leeds with Uber Eats?

    No, unfortunately delivery is not available for Olive & Rye through Uber Eats in Leeds.


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