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12 of the best brunch destinations in Leeds

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but brunch is more fun. Brunch in Leeds is bigger and better than ever, with exciting menus featuring everything from traditional fry-ups to fresh avo-on-toast for guests to salivate over. Treat yourself to a lie in this weekend before enjoying a mid-morning feast at one of these delicious Leeds eateries – after all, you deserve it.

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Best brunch in leeds- Laynes

Laynes Espresso

Coffee isn’t the only thing Laynes Espresso excel at – they also plate up delicious brunches in a trendy setting. Setting up camp on New Station Street, guests can select from a menu offering classic brunch dishes such as poached eggs on buttered sourdough and more unusual plates like their Turkish eggs and welsh rarebit.

16 New Station Street, LS1 5DL


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Best brunch in leeds- Fettle


Encouraging guests to eat, drink and be merry, Fint is known for its passion for bringing together good food and great company. Brunchers can enjoy a relaxing and organic experience whilst absorbing the picturesque surroundings of Great George Street. This Scandinavian inspired cafe is proud to support its local community in every way possible, serving quality food that has been locally sourced. Bruch is served all day every day, meaning there’s never been a better time to enjoy a tasty brunch in Leeds!

73 Great George Street, LS1 3BR

Best brunch in leeds- IF

IF Coffee Bar

Located on thriving Call Lane, IF Coffee Bar serves up fantastic brunch dishes in their charming, rustic cafe on a daily basis. Promoting effortlessly chic vibes thanks to their bare-brick walls and variety of hanging plants, guests can enjoy everything from eggs benedict to the ‘IF’ brunch burrito which is filled with scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, cheese and more – YUM.

43 Call Lane, LS1 7BT

Best Restaurants in Leeds - North Star Coffee Shop

North Star Coffee

Serving up award-winning coffee in a stylish cafe, North Star is located on Leeds Dock and is one not to miss if you’re a coffee lover. North Star provides ethically sourced coffee of the highest quality by working with speciality focussed producers over the world. This impressive Leeds brunch spot serves an extensive selection, including sandwiches, specials, classics, and toast & grains.

33 Leeds Dock, The Boulevard, LS10 1PZ

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Best brunch in leeds- East 59th

East 59th

Based in the prestigious Victoria Gate, East 59th is a New York-inspired rooftop bar and grill providing superb rooftop views of the city. We’re not surprised that it’s considered to be one of Leeds’ most loved brunch spots, with guests anticipating to experience its buzzing atmosphere and great music every weekend. Brunchers can enjoy eggs all day long, including eggs benedict, eggs royale and scrambled truffle toast.

Victoria Gate, 3rd Floor Rooftop, George Street, LS2 7AU

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Salon Prive at Dakota

Embrace your inner VIP and visit Salon Privé through its own exclusive entrance and overlook the city’s electric Greek Street as you brunch in style.

The Terrace’s sophisticated brunch experience is available Friday-Sunday. Dishes include Argyll Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Egg with Toasted Walnut Bread, Eggs Benedict and Fried Duck Egg with Yorkshire Chorizo and Wild Mushrooms, as well as everyone’s favourite, Pancakes with Streaky Bacon and Maple Syrup or Nutella and Banana.

Best Brunch in Leeds- The Ivy

The Ivy

Indulge in one of Leeds’ biggest brunch menus whilst taking up residence in the electric and chic Ivy located in the Victoria Quarter. The vibrant and majestic interior provides the perfect setting for both special occasions and casual dining. Completely embracing the art of brunch, The Ivy has created a menu that perfects the balance between breakfast and lunch, featuring plates such as the roast beef sandwich, Keralan sweet potato curry and a wide variety of traditional brunch dishes.

Victoria Quarter, Vicar Lane, LS1 6BB

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Best Brunch in Leeds- Olive & Rye

Olive & Rye

Looking for an all-day brunch in Leeds? Olive & Rye is the place for you. This cosy rustic cafe located in the iconic Queens Arcade serves quality ingredients, the best freshly baked bread and lovingly made coffees. A delicious variety of savoury and sweet plates are on offer for brunchers, including homemade granola, mushroom benedict and buttermilk pancakes finished with your choice of toppings. Daily specials are also on offer alongside their tasty menu every day of the week.

Queens Arcade, 18-20 Briggate, LS1 6LF

Best Brunch in Leeds- Sheers Yard

Shears Yard

Tucked away on the quiet lanes of Wharf Street, Shears Yard is a famous spot for regular brunchers. The renowned independent Kitchen & Bar promotes a relaxed and social atmosphere in a contemporary dining space. With a brunch menu that changes every week, we’re not surprised that guests choose to return and dine on a regular basis.

11-15 Wharf Street, LS2 7EH

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Harvey Nichols Espresso Bar

Found beneath a stunning stained glass ceiling in the luxurious Victoria Quarter, the Harvey Nichols Espresso Bar serves expertly prepared coffees, a wide range of teas and crisp wines – for those of you wanting to make your brunch booze-laden! Savoury treats, gourmet sandwiches and a selection of homemade cakes are on offer. For those of you wanting a luxurious brunch in Leeds – this one’s for you.

Victoria Arcade, 107-111 Briggate, LS1 6AZ

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Best Brunchin Leeds- Gron Kafe

Grön Kafé

Owned by MasterChef the Professionals finalist Matt Healey, Grön Kafé perfectly combines and fuses a relaxed atmosphere with scandi decor, creating the ultimate laidback brunch spot. Grön promises that diners will receive a proper feed with proper ingredients, promoting clean eating to early risers and afternoon brunchers. The healthy scandi-inspired menu features dishes such as the smoothie bowl and baked butterbeans on toast. A daily specials board is also on offer.

454 Roundhay Road, Oakwood, LS8 2HU

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Best Brunch in Leeds- Heaney and Mills

Heaney and Mill

Located in the heart of Leeds’ beloved Headingley, Heaney and Mill serve a delicious brunch menu every day of the week. Surrounded by traditional pubs and beautiful buildings, this is the ultimate weekend brunch location. The brunch menu features everything from a classic bacon and sausage sandwich to an impressive wild mushroom and truffle risotto. With small bites and meals on offer, there is something to impress everyone.

50 Otley Road, Headingley, LS6 2AL

Best Brunch in Leeds- House of Koko

House of Koko

House of Koko is an independent café based in Chapel Allerton, providing the perfect atmosphere and setting for those wanting to unwind with their favourite book whilst enjoying a pot of loose-leaf Birdhouse tea, desperately needing a caffeine hit or wanting to enjoy a relaxing weekend brunch. This pooch-friendly destination promotes a seasonally changing menu, including homemade Soup of the Day, The Koko Kroque and The Old Boy – there’s never been a better time to feast on brunch in Leeds.

62 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, LS7 4LA


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