All the best places to grab a slice of gluten-free cake in Leeds
I just love a spot of coffee and cake. Whether its a break from shopping, a productive hour of focussed work
I sometimes write about places to eat and drink in Leeds, however, the Leeds food scene is a dynamic and ever-expanding one. While I make every effort to update these lists as things change, I just don’t have the time to keep them 100% up-to-date. Please check the date the post was published, and contact the venue if you’re at all unsure. If you notice any out-of-date information or know of a Leeds venue that should be added to a list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know.
where to get gluten-free cake in Leeds
Indies (Venues that started locally and/or have fewer than 5 venues)
Bloomfield Square, 28-30 Gay Lane, Otley LS21 1BR
Set out in Otley (my hometown) Bloomfield Square is a rabbit-warren of connected rooms., With pastel-coloured vintage-inspired decor, and local art on the walls, Bloomfield Square is worth a visit if you’re out in the Otley countryside. As well as lunch and brunch dishes, Bloomfield Square have a counter full of beautiful homemade cakes – which usually includes plenty of
54 Otley Road, Headingley, LS6 2AL
A cafe-art-gallery-event-space, The Bowery is a busy little spot in Headingley, perfect for an informal meeting, or a coffee-cake-and-laptop work session. Serving up workshops, exhibitions, short-courses and events, alongside coffees and cakes (including the gluten-free variety), the Bowery always feels like a good place to get productive.
Duke Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG
Surrounded by the ever-changing art exhibitions of The Gallery at Munro House, Cafe 164 is great place to soak up the atmosphere with lunch, coffee or a piece of cake. The cafe usually has a gluten-free cake option available and is open every day except Sundays.
East Chevin Road, Otley, LS21 3DD
The Cheerful Chilli is way off the beaten track in Otley, but you won’t be disappointed with the cake when you get there. Famed for their vegetarian dining, the Cheerful Chilli also operate a tearoom on weekends, with gluten-free cake aplenty.
2 The Crescent, Leeds LS6 2NW
Set on the main road at Hyde Park Corner, Coffee on the Crescent is run by former pro cricketer, Tim Linley. Alongside their eponymous coffee, they have a counter full of homemade cakes, with gluten-free treats usually in amongst the selection.
6 Harrogate Parade, Moortown, Leeds LS17 6PX
As well as their healthy breakfast & brunch dishes, Filmore and Union have some delicious gluten-free cakes at their Moortown location.
454 Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 2HU
Grön is a
16 New Station Street, Leeds LS1 5DL
Layne’s is another favourite book-
Unit 33, The Boulevard, Leeds Dock, Leeds LS10 1PZ
Amid the smells of fresh coffee from their roastery next-door, North Star’s venue at Leeds Dock offers cakes curated by Noisette Bakehouse, all well labelled, which usually include a few gluten-free options.
106 Otley Road, Headingley, LS6 3PX
Bringing Italian cafe culture to rainy Yorkshire, Salvo’s Salumeria always offers a little bit of sunshine. Open daily, the Salumeria is part of the original Salvo’s restaurant, which opened in the 1970s. Alongside the pizza, pasta and salads (not to mention the wine), that take a meal at the Salumeria straight back to Italian holidays, they serve up coffees and cakes, including a beautiful, gluten-free lemon polenta cake.
The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AA
Perhaps an unusual entry on the list, but I love the Tiled Hall Cafe at Leeds Museums. It has to be one of the most beautiful and underrated buildings in Leeds, and I could happily while away many an afternoon there with a large coffee, a good book and a slice of gluten-free cake.
92 Kirkgate, Leeds LS2 7DJ
Halfway up the oldest street in Leeds, Wapentake serves up beer, coffee and food all day long, and their daily selection of cakes and bakes usually includes something gluten-free.
169 Stonegate Rd, Meanwood, LS6 4PU
I just love their homemade gluten-free cakes, as well as their delicious brunchtime options. The Well is probably one of the friendliest places around, and the gluten-free cakes make it well worth the trip out to Stonegate Road for an afternoon coffee date in this cosy little cafe.
Penraevon Industrial Estate, Leeds, LS7 2AW
Serving up gluten-free baked goods from bread to biscuits, Wildcraft Bakery is a must-visit for anyone gluten-free in Leeds. Mina’s 100% gluten-free bakery in Woodhouse is open 10:00-16:00 Tuesday-Thursday, but you can pick up a loaf from cafes across the region, order bread online for delivery, or catch a slice at Kirkstall Deli Market on the last weekend of each month.
66 Wellington St, Leeds LS1 2EE
Alongside a selection of delicious brunch and lunch dishes, smoothies and locally roasted coffees, Wolføox usually have a gluten-free cake available. Their menu has a focus on wellbeing, using organic and biodynamic ingredients.
Woodlawn Coffee Co.
60A Town St, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4AP
Set over two floors, Woodlawn in Horsforth is my local coffee shop when I’m in the office. Bringing scandi-style coffee culture to the suburbs, with chipboard tables and prints from local artists adorning the white walls, you can get gluten-free sandwiches, as well as a selection of cakes usually include a few gluten-free options.
Where is your favourite place to sit down with a gluten-free cake in Leeds (or beyond?) Let me know in the comments!