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Laynes Espresso

#41 of 1,579 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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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This place has a lot going for it - not least being an independent haven of good coffee VERY near the railway station at ungodly hours when the ubiquitous chains are either not open or packing up . That being so I tried it a second time after being argued with at the 1st visit by the staff over my... More 

Thank Rukshana A
Laynes E, Owner at Laynes Espresso, responded to this review

I very much doubt there was at any point an 'argument' during this transaction. A suggestion perhaps, but not an argument. Your review is an effort to condescend my staff and belittle them. Your claim of 'been a coffee snob since before you were born' is use of the good old classic 'shush now child, I'm older and better than... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

If you get in at around 7.15-7.30 it is generally almost empty, so the limited seating isn't a problem. The downstairs area isn't as nice as upstairs, and isn't in reach of any wifi! The coffee is always excellent, as are the cakes, to sit in or takeaway. The best option for a damp and grey Leeds morning is a... More 

1 Thank Alex P
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is a great place to hang out and have an amazing coffee, if you can bare the insidious trendies that frequent theses kind of coffee house...groan, but amazing g to watch!

Thank G H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Had a really good cappuccino in this independent, cosy coffee house! The food and baked goods looked delicious - Next time we will try some for sure!

Thank TravellingMarsupiae
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Always worthwhile stopping by here, coffee is great and there's always some delicious cakes too. Will return to try the brunch menu.

Thank UkTravellerdotcom
Leeds, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Damn it Diane, this is good coffee!!! Seriously though, I do not go anywhere else for my coffee cravings!!!

Thank kirstinmazzy
Shipley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We've been visiting Laynes since they opened & they are still hands down the best in Leeds. We drink coffee wherever we travel & always seek out the best spots & they are yet to be beaten! The staff are ace & the food is amazing too. Top Banana.

2 Thank coloursmayvary
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I took my mum for breakfast she said it was the best breakfast she had ever had! The food was all vegetarian but it was absolutely delicious. You've got to try it. It's only a little place but the food is definealty mad with love and you can taste the passion.

Thank Puddingwithernsea
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We often stop here on start of our canal bike commute...excellent latte and range of cakes/ nibbles . Sit in the window and watch the commuters heading to and from the train station and chill with one of the best coffees in Leeds.

Thank Owen C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We popped as we'd read the reviews on here. I was disappointed with my long black. I like my coffee strong and smooth, this was weak and didn't taste particularly nice. The salted caramel brownie helped raise my spirits, it was divine - slightly crispy on the outside and perfectly gooey inside. However my husband's Swedish vanilla sponge cake was... More 

Thank TheRelfster

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?