The Instagrammer's Guide to Coffee Shops in Leeds

If you go for a coffee and didn't Instagram it, did it even happen? Leeds has plenty of places to find a delicious cup of coffee that will also help you up your Insta-game. If, like me, your criteria for a cuppa is as much about the aesthetics as it is about the caffeine then you'll need to check these spots out... 

City Centre 

Laynes Espresso

Everything at Laynes, from the bright orange exterior to the coasters and, of course, all the menu items, is an Instagrammer's dream. Make this your first (but not your last) stop! 

Cafe 164

Not only is pretty much everything at Café 164 baked on site, you'll also get a side of culture with your coffee here. With steadily rotating exhibitions gracing the walls of the attached gallery, a living wall and plenty of light from the big windows, this is the perfect spot to get your shot! 

Mrs Atha's

If you prefer a cosier coffee and a more vintage style to your Instagram, then Mrs Atha's is the place for you. You may have to wait for a table at this popular place, but just think of the likes! 

Sheaf St Cafeteria

With bi-fold doors opening out onto the streets of Leeds, uber-cool interiors, food by the amazing Grub & Grog and a beautiful bit of street art on the side of the building, the opportunity for Instagram shots is endless at Sheaf St Cafeteria! 

North Star Coffee Shop

Beautiful big windows, plenty of plants and a menu of gorgeous cakes & bakes by Leeds favourite Noisette Bakehouse makes this the perfect place for an Instagrammer to chill out.

Fettle Cafe


A little tucked away from the hustle & bustle, Scandi-inspired Fettle is pretty enough for a range of shots, whether your area of interest is food, interiors, coffee or the classic 'staring out the window' Instagram... 

Single Shot

Another quirky find, Single Shot don't just sell coffee - you'll also find plenty of vinyl to peruse through for the perfect moody photo... 

Chapel Allerton 

House of Koko

Home to possibly the best pancakes in Leeds and a photogenic wall full of books & curios, keen Instagrammers would be foolish to skip over this spot. 

Sunshine Bakery 

Bunting, fairy lights, and cupcakes piled high with icing. These are a few of an Instagrammer's favourite things... 


If you like latte art, Opposite is a good place to get your snap. Their menu is small but mighty, and there are tables outside for those sunny day shots. 

Headingley & Meanwood 

White's Cafe Bar

As indicated by the name, you can get something stronger than just coffee here so the opportunities for a dreamy snap are endless. Pooches are allowed in, too, if you want to up the cuteness factor on your 'gram. 


Small but perfectly formed, Tandem is a new addition to the neighbourhood so grab your snap now and let your followers know that you're ahead of the game.  


Friendly faces, delicious drinks and interiors to die for. Can any Instagrammer ask for more? 


A hungover meal here is basically a rite of passage for students, but their morning-after breakfasts isn't all this stylish cafe has to offer to the enthusiastic Instagrammer... Just look at those colourful teapots! 

Roundhay & Oakwood 


If you're into the art of hygge, you need to get yourself to Stories. Cool Scandi interiors, some of the best Avocado on Toast in the city, and your most-liked-Instagram of the week await you. You're welcome... 

What are your favourite coffee shops in Leeds? Any Instagram gems that I've missed from my list?