Brunch is a well-loved favourite meal of many, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to go. With everything from buttermilk pancakes to monkfish curries, this list will give you an indicator of where to go for your next long-awaited brunch visit. Pop into the Cha Lounge for a sustainable, locally sourced meal or, if you are feeling more fancy, why not try East 59ths rooftop bar complete with beautiful views?

1. Bill’s

Housed in the historic Albion Place in the centre of Leeds, Bill’s is a classic location for brunch with friends. Relax in their outside terrace on a beautiful sunny day or inside, where two floors can sit up to 50 guests. Indulge in a traditional breakfast, smoky bacon pancakes, or fresh, cold-pressed juices amongst colourful, quirky décor.

2. Fettle

Despite being closed currently due to the pandemic, Fettle promises to be back full swing in June. With locally sourced produce and a passion for bringing together wonderful food, great company and lovely experiences, Fettle makes for a lovely brunch visit. Make sure to follow them on social media to see when they next open for business!

 3. Browns

Situated in a former banking hall, Browns exudes class and sophistication whilst maintaining a relaxed atmosphere perfect for the weary shopper or worker. If you don’t fancy bottomless brunch complete with buttermilk pancakes and eggs benedict, why not sip on classic cocktails, wines and artisan spirits sourced for your enjoyment?

 4. Laynes Espresso

Laynes is an independent, barista owned coffee shop based in a prime location not far from Leeds train station. Boasting great quality coffee and milk as well as a superb breakfast and lunch menu complete with vegan grilled cheese hot smoked salmon, you can be sure to leave on a full stomach. If you don’t fancy a large meal, why not stop by a grab one of their many pastries?

5. Olive & Rye

Situated in Queens arcade, this independent café makes for the perfect brunch spot. With everything from strawberry pancakes to smashed avocado on toast, this cute lunch spot will satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Alongside delicious food, Olive and Rye boast ‘adventurous and innovative’ coffee as well as classic cocktails such as Espresso Martinis.

 6. The Ivy

Located in the historic Vicar Lane in the heart of Leeds, The Ivy has been a well-loved favourite since 1917! Their weekend brunch menu is very impressive, offering classics as well as exotic favourites such as a monkfish and prawn curry and blackened cod fillet. Why not try something different this weekend?

7. Cha Lounge

Cha Lounge is an independent, zero-waste café bar and tearoom that aim to cultivate a feeling of escapism whilst contributing to a more sustainable planet. In working with local farms, Cha Longue is able to source local produce and even boast the largest range of ethical leaf teas in Leeds. Not only does their brunch menu cover all the favourites, but it also praises the sourcing of local produce.

8. East 59th

This stunning rooftop bar makes for the perfect daytime brunch, hosting both beautiful views and a buzzing atmosphere. If you enjoy the brunch here, why not see night in with the regular Saturday night DJ sessions and the ‘Friday Supper Club’. If you fancy dining and wining, this spot may be the place for you.

9. LS6 Café

Also known as the Clock Café, LS6 is one of the longest-running independent businesses in Leeds. It is a hotspot for students and holds a reputation for hosting one of the best breakfasts around. Their lunchtime/brunch menus centres around well-loved classics whilst also offering a wide range of light bites for anyone who doesn’t fancy a full English.

 10. Cosy Club

With the façade of a historic oak panelled club, this venue is both smart and boasts delicious meals. With a classic brunch menu, you can be sure to find something to sate your appetite. Based in the popular location Albion Street, you can pop in between shopping or walking through town with friends.