11 of the best independent coffee shops in Leeds

There’s nothing like a hearty cup of joe to kick start your day and luckily Leeds isn’t short of a cafe or two to ensure you don’t go thirsty.

Friday, 1st March 2019, 13:28 pm
Updated Friday, 1st March 2019, 13:32 pm
These independent coffee shops are some of the best in Leeds

If you’re struggling to choose, or are looking for somewhere new to try, these independent coffee shops are some of the city's best.

Boasting a varied coffee menu, which includes Americano, mocha and a rotating range of espressos, Laynes also serves a tempting range of bakes from Porterhouse Cake Co if you need a sweet pick-me-up.
Hidden away behind House of Fraser, this family-run coffee shop is well-loved for its cosy interior, great variety of cakes and tasty coffee, which is provided by their sister roastery, Maude Coffee.
Occupying two sites in the city centre, in The Light and on Bond Court, this popular espresso bar prides itself on its high quality brews, which include its custom La Classica house blend and regularly featured guest coffees.

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As well as their own micro-roastery, North Star boasts its own coffee shop just next door where visitors can sample their signature blends and pick up a treat or two to enjoy at home.
Home to two locations in the city, this much-loved haunt is renowned for its seasonal espresso and single origin filter coffees, as well as its mouth-watering homemade chocolate brownies.
From cappuccinos and lattes, to espressos and fresh filter coffee, San Co. Co has a range of brews to suit every taste and craving, and it also offers a delicious breakfast and lunch menu if youre feeling a little peckish.
Located on Water Lane and Granary Wharf, this cosy coffee hangout prides itself on its high quality coffees from Dark Woods Roasters, along with its tasty breakfast and lunch menu featuring a range of sandwiches, soups and salads.
Serving speciality espresso based coffees from a range of local and independent suppliers, Cafe 164 provides a array of seasonal blends to try, supplied by the likes of North Star Coffee Roasters and Casa Espresso.
Nestled in the heart of the Wellington Place development, Sociable Folk serves a great selection of quality, barista made coffees, alongside a tasty menu of sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads.
This micro coffee roasters uses ethically sourced, speciality raw coffee for a strong tasting brew, with 20 per cent of the profits donated to St Georges Crypt, so you can drink to the knowledge youve helped a worthy cause.
This stylish coffee shop offers a delicious breakfast and brunch menu, fresh sandwiches and homemade cakes, alongside great tasting coffee supplied by Leeds-based North Star Coffee Roasters.