20 of the best places for lunch in Leeds according to TripAdvisor reviews

Looking for somewhere to stop for a bite to eat in the colder weather?

Monday, 7th October 2019, 2:10 pm
Updated Monday, 7th October 2019, 2:11 pm
Leeds best lunch spots

Check out some of these top-rated lunch cafes and restaurants in Leeds, as rated by TripAdvisor users.

You may have to venture a little further than the centre for this dog-friendly cafe, but its worth it. Rated the best cafe in Leeds for lunch, one reviewer called it: 10/10 on every visit.
Ira Bs is a Jewish snack bar based just off Street Lane, and has rave reviews on TripAdvisor. One happy diner wrote: A quaint cafe and takeaway serving the best food this side of a New York deli.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

With 111 five-star reviews, Residence 74 is the third most popular Leeds lunch spot on TripAdvisor. Customers loved the stylish feel and friendly service.
Serving up Sicilian delights like arancini, focaccine sandwiches and pollo arrosto, Poco Sicilian is a popular Leeds lunch spot, with one review calling their pizzas the Godfather of all home made pizzas.
Well-known for its excellent coffee, Laynes Espresso is also popular with Leeds customers for its excellent selection of lunch and brunch foods.
Popped in here by chance and very glad that we did so. Lovely home made ciabattas for excellent price - wrote one reviewer who visited San Co Co for a spot of lunch.
This is a vegetarian and vegan friendly tearoom well worth the trek out of town, with one reviewer praising the sandwiches which come with salad, coleslaw and crisps.
Enjoy some home cooked meals and baked treats at the Cafe and Bistro after a good shopping session. It has 271 excellent reviews on TripAdvisor.
This is a vegetarian and vegan spot serving freshly made snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reviewers were particularly impressed with the variety on the menu.
Run by Age UK, this is a quaint cafe with lots of options on offer for lunch. Reviewers particularly enjoyed the toasted sandwiches.
One TripAdvisor reviewer called this cafe a wonderful hidden gem, and another said the food was first class.
Another popular vintage tearoom, Just Grand has lots of rave reviews on TripAdvisor, with one calling the food amazing and great value for money.
The food is amazing and fresh, very reasonable prices, the staff are very friendly and the view is amazing - wrote one happy diner after stopping off at Riveresque.
Cakes, lunch, brunch and coffee are all on offer at this centrally-located deli. It has lots of rave reviews, with one diner writing that the portions are generous and yummy.
The staff were really friendly and welcoming and the place has a great atmosphere, even though it was quite quiet - wrote one reviewer of La Bottega Milanese
TripAdvisor reviewers were particularly keen on the vegan and vegetarian options at this cafe. One reviewer also wrote that it was a nice and chilled out environment.
Italian food is the speciality at CULTO, which does both takeaway and eat-in options. One reviewer called it a little goldmine, saying the food was absolutely delicious.
This is another little cafe worth venturing out of the centre for. Its colourful and cosy, and diners were particularly keen on the veggie and vegan options.
An independent coffee shop in the heart of Leeds, 87 TripAdvisor reviewers rated IF with five stars. One review reads: Friendly service, quality food and great coffee. Whats not to like?
At number 20 for the best lunch spots in Leeds, this cafe is another one thats a little further out in Otley. It serves up lovely cakes and sandwiches alongside fresh coffee.