Where to head for the best vegan brunch in Leeds in 2019
Who doesn’t love brunch? I just love how indulgent it is to go out and have someone else make you breakfast in the middle of the day. Of course, you could make brunch at home, but who wants to do that? Instead, saunter on down to some of these joints, serving up some of the best vegetarian brunch in Leeds.
I know, I know, brunch purists may say that brunch ain’t brunch without bacon, but I think they’re missing the point. Tofu scramble, avo toast and bircher meusli are some of the best brunches around (and if you want your fill of hangover-fixing, food-coma-inducing downright dirty brunch, look no further than my sister’s 8-hashbrown-butty – totally gross, totally worth it and totally vegan).
So, grab a book or a bunch of friends, order a large pot of coffee, and have a spot of vegan brunch in Leeds.
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 If you notice any out-of-date information or know of a Leeds venue that should be added to a list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know.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 vegan brunch in Leeds:
Grand Arcade, Leeds, LS1 6PG
No list of vegan food in Leeds would be complete without a mention of this Veggie Leeds institution. With it’s bright walls, mosaic’ed specials board and mismatched furniture, Roots and Fruits has a lively, laid-back atmosphere alongside delicious food. Roots & Fruits serve an all-day brunch to rival any other, including scrambled tofu, vegan sausages and chipotle beans, until 4pm.
27-29 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 1BL
Hyde Park Book Club opened its doors on the site of the old garage on Headingley Lane a few years ago and serves up an eclectic events calendar of music, comedy and spoken-word, alongside a fully vegetarian food menu. With breakfast dishes served until 5pm, uncluding vegan sausage sarnies, avocado bagels and granola with yoghurt, Hyde Park Book Club is perfect for a laid back vegan brunch in Leeds.
3 Sheaf Street, Leeds, LS10 1HD
Formerly based at Northern Monk, Grub & Grog know their (veggie) stuff. In a twist to regular labelling, everything on the Grub & Grog menu is vegan, unless otherwise stated, and locally sourced – most dishes can be made gluten-free too. With an extensive and seasonally rotating breakfast & brunch menu served until 4pm, the bracing walk out beyond The Tetley to Sheaf Street is absolutely worth it (and will wake you up, if nothing else!)
1 Crown Street, Leeds, LS2 7DA
Not many people know that Caravanserai, the North African street-food joint just behind the corn-exchange, serve up breakfast dishes too. Everything on Caravanserai’s breakfast club menu is vegetarian and a lot of options are vegan too. Treats like zait & za’atar, crumpets with date honey, and Moroccan baked beans make this a vegan brunch in Leeds not to be missed.
92 Kirkgate, Leeds LS2 7DJ
Situated on Leeds’ oldest street, Wapentake is one of the businesses bringing new life to the Kirkgate/Markets end of Leeds. Serving up brunch, beers and everything in between, Wapentake offer “a vegan alternative for every meat option”. The brunch menu includes a vegan full english, as well as lighter options like guac, Henderson’s bean or vegan sausage options like egg + avocado sandwiches on their home-baked, artisan bread, with gluten-free options available too.
66-68 Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 2EE
Wolføx is a gorgeous, airy coffee shop near the station, full of luxe-vintage furniture. They have a very cool vibe, and welcome laptop-wielding workers, and chatty usiness meetings alike. Though not totally vegan, Wolføx offer a great vegan brunch selection, with buddha bowls, avocado smash, and vegan croissants plus gluten-free bread, for those who need it.
Unit 33 The Boulevard, Leeds Dock LS10 1PZ
Nextdoor to their roastery in Leeds Dock, North Star’s coffee shop & general store is a lovely place to stop for vegan brunch – you can even catch the water taxt down from the station free of charge. North Star offer up vegan options like porridge bowls and house baked beans, as well as a range of cakes from Noisette Bakehouse which usually includes a few vegan alternatives (cakes are breakfast, no?).
73 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3BR
With a vegan full english and smashed avocado on sourdough and black rice porridge, Fettle hve plenty of options for vegan brunch. Fettle serve brunch until 11:30 at their city centre cafe on Great George street.
3b Harrogate Road, Rawdon, Leeds LS19 6HW
Another totally veggie venue, it’s worth a trip out to Rawdon for vegan brunch at Brown’s Greens. Brown’s Greens are a family-friendly community cafe, serving up breakfast bowls, avo toast and other brunch-time favourites until 11:30.
16 New Station St, Leeds LS1 5DL
Perfectly placed by the Station, Laynes Espresso is an essential stop-off on the way into Leeds. You can grab a vegan brunch dish to start the day while you sip on your ___ coffee and watch the world go by. Laynes offer vegan brunch dishes like bircher muesli, a vegan fry-up and smashed peas & cannellini benas on sourdough.
454 Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 2HU
From Leeds’ very own Masterchef Matt Healey, Grön is a gorgeous, scandi-inspired cafe nastled in the suburbs of Oakwood, by Roundhay Park. As you’d expect, Grön’s menu has a focus on locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, resulting in delicious, beautifully styled dishes. Grön’s vegan brunch options includes pancakes, smoothie bowls and bircher muesli.
Unit 3 Burley Court, Kirkstall, Leeds LS4 2AR
So long as you count donuts as breakfast, Temple Coffee deserves a mention for vegan brunches. As well as serving up a range of vegan coffees (try the pink oatmilk latte), Temple bake their own delicious vegan donuts, with flavours like Chunky Monkey, PB&J and Galaxy Glaze served up daily.
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