The best coffee shops to grab a hot drink from in each Leeds area as two people allowed to meet outdoors

As Spring approaches and lockdown measures begin to ease, now is the perfect time to grab a hot drink and explore the beautiful surroundings of Leeds.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 4:45 pm
These independent businesses serve great tea, coffee and takeaway treats.

The Government announced that people are allowed to meet one other person outside of your household for an outdoor coffee or walk from March 8.

People are urged to stay within their local area, but luckily each Leeds neighbourhood has plenty of nature to enjoy - from from its parks and lofty estates, to the Otley Chevin, or even just a walk along the Leeds Liverpool canal.

It also has a host of fantastic, independent coffee shops for you to enjoy - here are just 13 of them:

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Grön Kafé, in Roundhay Road, Oakwood, is a great place to go if you if you are going for a walk in Roundhay Park. The cafe has a range of food and coffees to takeaway, with plenty of vegan options too.
Mill Kitchen sits within the stunning Sunny Bank Mills on Paradise Street in Farsley. Located in The Old Combing, the cafe is open for takeaway and selling delicious pastries, homemade bread and hand pies.
Bramble Bake House in Springfield Road, Guiseley, is selling hot takeaway drinks and there is a selection of homemade cakes every day. Recent sweet treats on offer include, an Oreo cake, coffee and walnut cake and cranberry & white choc scones.
If you live or work in the city centre, or are passing through on a walk along the canal, Laynes Espresso is a great place to stop for a hot drink. The popular cafe serves fantastic coffee and also has a selection of pastries and cakes available.
Carol's Confectioners in Upper Town Street, Bramley, is a family-owned business popular with locals. It is opposite the main entrance to Bramley Park, making it perfect for a walk or a sport of outdoor lunch. It also has sweet treats on offer every day as well as freshly made bread.
POCO Sicilian Street Food in Kirkstall Road, Burley, serves up, as the name suggests, fantastic street food. Except delicious pizza slices, arancini balls and sweets such as Cannoli. The coffee is also excellent. Picture by Peter Chan.
Gray's of Rothwell, is conveniently located on Commercial Street. The coffee shop sells hot drinks but also supports other independent businesses by selling their scotch eggs, gluten-free brownies and cakes. It is the perfect plavce to stop before a walk in Springhead Park.
Pomfret's of Wetherby is in The Shambles, just behind the High Street. Grab a coffee and a homamade scone and have a walk along the River Wharfe.
This dog friendly coffee house is perfect for those exploring the stunning nature in Otley. Salami & Co is in Market Place in the heart of the town, which is around a 20 to 30 minute walk to the Otley Chevin Forest Park.
Sat in the heart of Roundhay Park, the Lakeside Cafe is the perfect place to stop for a takeaway coffee. It is nestled on the edge of Waterloo Lake and serves drinks, sweet treats and even ice cream when the weather is warm.
This family-run business sits in the Station House at Garforth Station. It is serving up a host of delicious food such as lasagne and pizza, but for those just wanting a drink they also do speciality coffees too.
Situated in the Temple Newsam estate, the cafe is open for takeaways serving coffee, teas and light bites. It is great for people in nearby areas such as Halton Moor and Colton for a long walk and coffee.