A Leeds coffee shop has opened a new bar concept, serving coffee-based cocktails and craft beer.
Jake Gilmour founded his roastery Kulture Coffee in 2019, with a vision to serve great coffee with a personal touch – taking inspiration from Sydney’s cafe culture. In June 2022, Jake and his business partner Jonathan Greenwood opened their first coffee shop on Kirkstall Road.
Looking to open a new bar concept inside the venue, the pair launched a Crowdfunder page where customers could purchase treats and experiences. They raised more than £6,500 in 28 days and launched the evening opening hours on Friday.
We take a look inside Kulture Coffee.
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Kulture Coffee now transforms into a bar every Thursday to Sunday from 4pm onwards Photo: Steve Riding
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Freshly ground coffee Photo: Steve Riding
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The Kirkstall Road venue now serves homemade 'build-your-own' nachos with options to add beef chili, pulled pork or vegan chili Photo: Steve Riding
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Kulture Coffee serves specialty coffee, New-York style cookies and handmade sandwiches by day Photo: Steve Riding
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Jake and Jonathan said the support had been "exceptional" Photo: Steve Riding
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That money was spent on buying kegs and other new equipment, including ice machines, as well as more banners, tables and chairs Photo: Steve Riding