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Laynes Espresso

#51 of 1,577 Places to Eat in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
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16 New Station Street, Leeds LS1 5DL, England
+44 7828 823189
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 05:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cafe is located just 2-3 mins away from the Leeds Station and just 5 minutes away from Trinity Leeds. The staff are friendly and the cakes are just lovely. Had a vegan blueberry cheesecake (or something like that) and latte, both were great. Sat downstairs where there are interesting tattoo drawings/art pieces on the wall. Really nice ambiance to... More 

Thank nurulshima14
Skipton, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the coffee, love the cake. This would always be one of my first choices for a coffee stop when in Leeds.

Thank Crookrise
Dursley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Vivacious and vibrant coffee venue that sells great cakes and savouries. Oh...and the coffee! Best cortado I've had anywhere.The place is invariably bustling, busy and urgent, which says it all really. There are coffee shops..then there's Laynes.

Thank Ken L
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great coffee (the oat milk is great), really lovely environment with helpful friendly staff. Amazing brunch, couldn't recommend it more, especially the Welsh rarebit. Really nice to see a local business thrive!

Thank bfdavies
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice food. Terrible attitude from the staff. Ladies seem to hate their job (is it because it's men at the till ladies cleaning up?) Coffee poor. Cappuccino way too milky and not creamy. As in many places they think it's a latte with a bit of foam on top. 4 for food. 2 for coffee. 0 for attitude. Hence the... More 

Thank Bruno R
Laynes E, Owner at Laynes Espresso, responded to this review

Hi Bruno, thanks so much for taking the time put another valuable feedback led review on Tripadvisor, I'd like to just thank you from all of us in the food and drink service industry. I recall your visit, I served you. In fact, I recall our interaction quite clearly. You ordered a 'dry' cappuccino, nothing wrong with that of course,... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having sampled half a dozen cafes in Leeds this is by far the best, with genuine espresso, a barista who cares about what they're doing and a great vibe.

Thank Andrew D
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172 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here on a day trip to Leeds. It is very close to the train station but not the easiest to find. I definitely went the long way around but it was worth it, the coffee was excellent! It isn't the biggest place but there were plenty of chairs and tables and j found a spot in the window.... More 

Thank Johnathan M
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really top quality food and coffee. The poached eggs were the best I've ever had. This is a popular spot so you may need to wait for a table but it is well worth it.

Thank SBaines82
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a coffee snob from Melbourne living in Leeds for work and couldn't live without Layne's coffee. The café has expanded recently so there's plenty of space in the double story café to relax, enjoy your coffee and even have a bite to eat. Currently only serving breakfast and brunch but they're looking to expand to an evening menu soon.

Thank Emma-Lee K
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a short walk from the station, this small but very charming restaurant, very well respected for breakfast onwards deserves it’s Guardian accolades. Coffee strong and very delicious, the breakfast speciality which we enjoyed on two visits, is fabulous fresh poached eggs on crusty sourdough toast and roast tomatoes. The staff extremely helpful when we arrived with suitcases.

Thank peter29alex

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
10:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 New Station Street, Leeds LS1 5DL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 7828 823189
Coffee Shop in Leeds serving the very best coffees and teas available to UK market. To go with your crafted brewed coffee, jasmine pearl tea or flat white we have a range of in-house made sandwiches, muffins, brownies and there's pastries available for breakfast

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?