10 of the best breakfasts in Leeds

It's the most important meal of the day and one that should keep you going until lunch time.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 28th June 2017, 5:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:36 am

If you want to treat yourself to a satisfying breakfast out and about in Leeds, here are the best places to get it.


For a relaxed breakfast in a laid-back, contemporary space, the Leeds branch of Bill’s restaurant is the ideal location.

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Choose between the classic full English, deliciously sweet buttermilk pancakes and a range of egg dishes, including eggs benedict and eggs royale.

Visit: 1 Albion Place, LS1 6JL

Mrs Atha’s

More than just a tea and coffee shop, Mrs Atha’s also serves a great selection of breakfast food. From hot sausage and bacon sandwiches, scrambled eggs and crunchy muesli, to pancakes drizzled in maple syrup and topped with fresh blueberries, there’s something to cater for every early morning craving.

Visit: Central Road, LS1 6DE


The hefty breakfast and brunch menu at LS6 is served until 4pm - perfect if you’re a late riser. Alongside the classic fry up, you’ll find a selection of sandwiches, breakfast burritos, wraps, muffins and deliciously sweet French toast.

Visit: 16 Headingley Lane, LS6 2AS

Café Lento

Cosy and rustic, this quirky café serves a range of tasty breakfast butties, which can be eaten in or taken away if you’re in a rush. Their full English is undoubtedly the star of the menu, though - and they can whip up a vegetarian version, too.

Visit: 21A North Lane, LS6 3HW

The Greedy Pig

It may be hidden away on the outskirts of the city centre, but The Greedy Pig has no problem drawing people through its doors thanks to its superb breakfasts.

Best known for their full English, you can’t go wrong ordering the works here, but there are plenty of other choices.

Go for pancakes, steak and eggs, or their own special house merguez if you’re in the mood for something different.

Visit: 58 North Street, LS2 7PN


Tucked away close to Kirkgate Market, this artisan bakery, cafe and bar is a great little spot to grab a hearty breakfast.

Expect bacon butties, omelettes, avocado on toast, egg sandwiches and the classic full English, if you’re especially hungry.

There are also vegetarian and vegan breakfasts on offer, and gluten free options may be available on request.

Visit: 92 Kirkgate, LS2 7DJ


The chefs behind this welcoming cafe have a passion for delicious, wholesome food made with

the very best local ingredients. All items on the menu are prepared fresh to order, and there’s a broad variety to choose from, whether you’re in the mood for croissants, yogurt and granola, or their signature cooke breakfast.

Visit: 43 Call Lane, LS1 7BT

Laynes Espresso

Not just an espresso bar - this cosy little cafe also boasts a delicious food menu.

Buckwheat pancakes, poached eggs, avocado on toast and Bircher muesli are just a few of the breakfast options on the menu, or be sure to try their signature Laynes breakfast for something extra indulgent.

Visit: 16 New Station Street, LS1 5DL


The full English at this charming riverside cafe comes in both large and small portion sizes.

Alternatively, try the classic bacon and sausage sandwiches, beans or scrambled egg on toast, toasted teacakes, a range of cereals, or a big breakfast bap.

Visit: 15 Bridge End, LS1 7HG


Based in Headingley, Whites cafe bar is a little off the beaten track, but breakfasts is served until 4pm.

The breakfast club sandwich here is wonderfully indulgent, but the lighter options are equally tasty and include toasted teacakes, porridge and smashed avocado, which can be topped with a poached egg.

Visit: 9 Otley Road, LS6 3AA