The 8 Best Breakfast in Leeds
No matter what kind of brekkie you fancy, big and bold Leeds has somewhere for everyone.
One of the perks of Leeds’ massive size is the sheer amount of breakfast places in and around the city centre. This diverse Northern city is packed with classic restaurants and unique flavours that will catch your eye. If you’re visiting for one day or a weekend stay, it’s wise to do a bit of research before you stumble into any old breakfast café. Lucky for you, we’ve come up with the very best 9 breakfast places in Leeds to fuel your group for the day ahead.
1. Laynes Espresso
Laynes Espresso focuses all it’s attention on one thing – excellent coffee. Laynes has made a name for itself when it comes to freshly brewed, high quality caffeine in all shapes and sizes. This café is easy to spot with its bright orange exterior, and inside you’ll find a striped back interior to start your morning in. This brunch bar doesn’t except reservations, so make sure you head over early to get your share of fab coffee and fresh sweets baked by Porterhouse Cake Co.
16 New Station St | Website
Wapentake is probably the antithesis of Laynes, providing a truly quirky place to dine and start your day right. Everyone is welcomed into the mishmash of décor and a dedication to the love of Yorkshire on the streets of Leeds! Even if you’re not from the North, everyone can appreciate the cosy venue and classic menu of filling and traditional brekkie. Wapentake takes beer coasters very seriously, serves alcohol earlier than most and has home-made cakes and sweets to indulge in after a bacon butty.
92 Kirkgate | Website
3. Bills Leeds
It’s likely that you’ve either heard of Bill’s or you’ve dined there before, as this chain can be found all around the UK – and for good reason! As well as lunch and dinner, Bill’s serves a cracking breakfast variety for early birds. Their menu takes inspiration from a multitude of cuisines and is always changing so you can get the latest hits and trends brought to your table. As well as food, we suggest you try one of their homemade and unique smoothies to pack some fresh fruit and vitamins into your day.
1 Albion Place | Website
4. LS6 Café
Why should you visit LS6 Café for your breakfast needs? This little independent café is one of the longest running in Leeds. That’s because LS6 Café is consistent when it comes to great, fresh food and a welcoming atmosphere for all. If you want to support a local business you definitely won’t be disappointed here! Amongst the simple décor this café caters for everyone with a Yorkshire breakfast plus veggie and vegan choices too. Alternatively, build your own brekkie with pancake and French toast choices.
16 Headingley Ln | Website
5. Mrs Atha’s
Family run, Mrs Atha’s is as cute and quirky as they come. The dark wood tables and leather seating provide a lapse of luxury to your dining experience, but the coffee and cake is what makes this breakfast place in Leeds so popular. You’ll get the feeling of dining with your mum as the staff are friendly, the crockery is classic and the portions are hearty. From veggie options to classic berry and panckes, big breakfast and locally-sourced coffee – you’re in for a treat with Mrs Atha’s!
Central Road | Website
6. La Bottega Milanese
The light and airy La Bottega Milanese is a refreshing take on your usual Yorkshire breakfast. The Italian-inspired café specialises in exceptional espresso and socialising with friends. Their coffee is 100% specialty grade Arabica and all ethically sourced so you don’t have to leave La Bottega Milanese with a guilty conscience. As for food, you can expect healthier options than a greasy fry up – light sandwiches and Italian sweets like tiramisu if you want to treat yourself.
A11A, The Light | Website
7. Greasy Pig Eaterie
On the flip side, Greasy Pig Eaterie is exactly what it says on the tin! This simple and delicious café is bright pink and hard to miss. The food is what makes this breakfast in Leeds so popular, as it skimps on healthy in favour of flavour. This is where you can get a ‘Loaf of Breakfast’, American style breakfasts and buttermilk pancakes just to name a few items. If you’re looking to leave full, Greasy Pig Eaterie is worth the detour out of the city centre.
74 Victoria Rd | Website
8. Cosy Club
Cosy Club may grace the bottom of this list, but the luxe décor and expensive-style dining experience is perfect for special occasions. Inside the period building you’re greeted by high ceilings, classical paintings and a menu brimming with flavour. The venue is huge, making the Cosy Club a great place for big groups. They have one of the biggest brunch menus in the city not including a dedicated vegan brunch menu too. Who doesn’t want to dine in style whilst visiting Leeds?
53 Albion St | Website
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