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5 Awesome New Openings Coming Soon to Leeds

· Joseph Sheerin · New & Coming Soon

Here’s the skinny on the next five arrivals coming soon to Leeds.

Grön Kafe, Oakwood

A Scandi-inspired eatery, a dessert cafe and a new rooftop bar – find out what’s opening in Leeds over the next few months.

Three weeks ago, we told you about five new openings coming soon to Leeds – and now we have another five to add to the list. There’s a new cafe from a renowned chef, a new dessert parlour the kids will absolutely love and a new rooftop bar with a view of Leeds Town Hall. You can even pick up a few new skills at the city’s new pay-as-you-feel college…

East Parade Social

East Parade Social

There’s a brand new rooftop bar opening in Leeds this August and it’ll have stunning views of Leeds Town Hall. East Parade Social is the first of six new hospitality spaces from Avenue HQ in their new home at 10-12 East Parade. This is an all-day venue, so you can start the day with a hearty breakfast, grab a sandwich at lunch or head by after work for drinks and small plates. With a menu of craft beer and cocktails, this is set to be one of the city’s hottest bars.

East Parade Social will open at 10-12 East Parade on Friday 24th August 2018.

Cultural Community College

Slung Low Cultural Community College, The HUB

The Cultural Community College is the latest venture from Slung Low. They noticed that there weren’t many opportunities for adults to learn new skills in Leeds, and the ones that did exist were really expensive, so they decided to launch their own college. Their programme is incredibly diverse, with classes on everything from Indian cooking to CPR, documentary filmmaking and blacksmithery. Just like their shows, it’ll be run on a pay-as-you-feel basis, so you won’t need deep pockets to learn a new skill.

The Cultural Community College will open at The HUB on Wednesday 12th September 2018.

Harewood Food & Drink Project

Hidden Harewood

The Harewood Food & Drink Project is a-changing. They’re still doing their signature tasting events in the grounds, made with produce grown in the gardens, but now they’ve revealed plans for a new cafe in the village. It’ll have the same focus on homegrown ingredients, but the menu will be more conventional – think full English breakfasts and gourmet sandwiches. In the future, they may even open in the evenings to showcase the full breadth of their culinary skills.

Harewood Food & Drink Project will open in Harewood village by the end of Summer 2018.

Icestone Gelato

Icestone Gelato

Credit: Icestone Gelato

Stampede has closed, but the unit won’t be empty for long. Icestone Gelato has already spread across the North and the Midlands, but now they’re bringing their proper Italian gelato to Leeds. From pistachio to salted caramel, banana and bubblegum – they’ve got every flavour under the sun. But it’s not just ice cream. This is a one-stop dessert shop – you can get crepes stuffed with Nutella, waffles smothered in peanut butter and cookie dough topped with Ferrero Rocher.

Icestone Gelato will open in St John’s Centre in Autumn 2018.

Grön Kafe

Grön Kafe, Oakwood

Matt Healy isn’t hanging around – fresh from opening his new restaurant at The Foundry, the former MasterChef: The Professionals runner-up has got a second opening coming at the end of August. Grön Kafe is a Scandinavian-inspired, vegan-friendly cafe in Oakwood. Grön translates as ‘green’ from Swedish to English, and that’s the ethos behind the place. Expect a cool, modern venue where you can tuck into an array of healthy but tasty dishes, from pancakes to buddha bowls.

Grön Kafe will open in Oakwood at the end of August 2018.