The best indie food & drink spots; Leeds

So long Starbucks, we’re all for the indies these day. Whether you’re picking up a flat white from La Bottega or stopping by Belgrave for a can of Vocation, Leeds has got you covered with an endless list of independents worth celebrating.

Ox Club for Brunch

Who knew you needed Sriracha infused maple syrup? Because you do, and it should come on top of coconut French toast if you’re doing brunch right. Double brunch and get the Korean Fried Chicken with Kimchee to get things started – trust us, you won’t regret it.

La Bottega for coffee

If you’re heading by Bond Court, you need to stop off at La Bottega for a caffeine fix. With regular imports from Italy, their coffees are enough to get you practically skipping through Monday morning. Plus they do they best Pasteis de Natas (custard tarts) this side of Portugal.

Tall Boys Beer Market


Forget your standard bar, this place is a bottle shop and a beer cafe, all rolled into one. With over 350 craft beers from around the world, there’s a beer to suit everyone’s taste.Grab a bottle or six to take away or pay the corkage fee and drink-in.

Belgrave Music Hall


Bringing together the best pizza slices in the city from Doughboys, a frankly brilliant booze selection, live music and a roof terrace to rival any London bar, Belgrave is a complete Leeds institution.

Thai Aroy Dee


Every locals not so secret favourite Thai restaurant. It doesn’t look like much from the outside – or the in for the matter – but the food is worth shouting about. Whether you play it say with a Matsaman Curry or get a little more adventurous with the Khao Kluk Ga-Pi, rest assured, it’ll taste delicious.

Agree with our list or have we missed off your favourite spot?