Hey, did you hear the one about the best coffee shop in Yorkshire….
Laynes Espresso is situated on New Station Street in Leeds, seconds from one of the most well known live music venues in the country and in the centre of one of the UK’s fastest growing cities.
When i arrived in Leeds recently, i was in such a rush to get a connecting train i had to walk past Laynes without going in, it was the hardest challenge of my life, but i promised myself the biggest cappuccino possible on the way back.
The walls are adorned with art - amazing photos of all things uniquely Leeds. It is a relatively small coffee shop and has no way of setting up a terrace to while away the days on, but it makes up for this in charisma. I instantly felt at home here and you will too. The set up i understand is quite small, a dedicated team run by a driven businessman.
Laynes presents some of the best coffee roasts in the UK at the moment, it has an extensive tea menu too. This place has won awards. If Laynes was a celebrity, it would be ‘The Boss’ - highly respected, creative, you’d always want to be in its company and you can’t believe your luck when you are.
During my visit i went for a large cappuccino to take out, it came with a beautifully presented design in the foam and i had an amazing chat with one of the baristas about Steve ESPO Powers’ art in Shoreditch, London. It was an education. Not only do they know their coffee, they know their art too.
Laynes is a new addition to Leeds’ and my own coffee taste buds, it may also be a new addiction.
Pop in for that quick shot of espresso for the train journey, or pick up a cappuccino and meander around the city.
Five beans!!!! Best coffee bar in Leeds, i can’t wait to come back.