6 thirst-quenching cafes for iced coffee and cold brews in Leeds

Thursday, 31st May 2018, 10:00 am
Updated Thursday, 31st May 2018, 10:05 pm

Normally it's hard to turn down a steaming mug of coffee or a pot of tea, but as with the weather gradually taking a turn for the better, cold refreshments are the order of the day.

But if you still need your caffeine fix, these six cafes in Leeds are ideal for indulging in an ice cold brew that will definitely hit the spot.

Laynes Espresso

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It may be popular for full-flavoured coffees and tempting menu of sweet bakes provided by Porterhouse Cake Co, but visitors can enjoy a refreshing icy brew to cool off in the warm weather.

Choose from an iced latte, espresso tonic and iced black coffee, or opt for a cold Earl Grey tea or cold brew.

Visit: 16 New Station Street, LS1 5DL - laynesespresso.co.uk

La Bottega Milanese

It's one of the city's most popular independent coffee shops, priding itself on its Yorkshire roasted coffee that is rich and full of flavour and while a steaming hot brew may be what lures most customers through the door, they serve a deliciously tasty iced coffee that is the perfect warm weather thirst quencher.

Visit: A11A The Light, The Headrow, LS1 8TL / 2 Bond Street, LS1 2JZ - labottegamilanese.co.uk

200 Degrees

Cool off at this snug artisan coffee shop in the heart of the city centre and treat yourself to a refreshing Nitro cold brew, coupled with a filling baguette or wrap, or a fresh pastry for a sweet treat.

Visit: 5BQ, 31 Bond Street, LS1 5BQ - 200degs.com

La Bottega Milanese serves delicious Yorkshire roasted coffee (Photo: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Distinto Cafe

Serving an excellent selection of both hot and cold drinks, including an iced Greek mountain tea infused with honey and lemon, and an espresso martini if you want something with more of a kick, Distinto offers plenty of options to sate your thirst.

Visit: 23 Albion Place, LS1 6JS - distintocafe.com


This popular cafe boasts two locations in the city and while it may be small in size, the menu provides plenty of choice.

Ideal for grabbing something for on-the-go, why not treat yourself to an ice cool frappuccino and a gooey chocolate brownie to give you fuel for the day.

Visit: 18 St Paul's Street, LS1 2LE / Leeds University Union, Lifton Place, LS2 9JT - ilovesesame.co.uk

Harvey Nichols EspressoBar

As well as the stylish fourth floor cafe and bar, thirsty shoppers can grab a drink at the Espresso Bar nestled in the heart of the Victoria Quarter.Enjoy a deliciously decadent iced coffee topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings or marshmallows, along with a gourmet sandwich or one of the tempting homemade cakes.

Visit: Victoria Leeds, 107-111 Briggate, LS1 6AZ - https://www.harveynichols.com/restaurant/leeds-dining/