A donut cafe, a beer tasting room and a bottle shop – get the lowdown on the next batch of openings coming soon to Leeds.
Seven new venues are opening their doors in Leeds over the next few months for you to look forward to. You’ve got a kids’ bookshop that’s also home to a cafe, a craft beer bar that doubles as an off-license and a coffee shop that comes with a donut bakery – and that only scratches the surface. Which one are you most excited for?
The Little Bookshop
Chapel Allerton has a very exciting new addition in October. The Little Bookshop is the only bookshop in Leeds that solely sells children’s books. The kids will have a field day searching through the racks, finding their next favourite reads. That’s not all – there’s an activity space where The Little Bookshop will host reading sessions, workshops and more. Once you’ve picked up a few new books, you can then head over to the cafe for a flick through with a brew.
The Little Bookshop will open at 47 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton in October 2017.
Danish store Flying Tiger is finally opening up in Leeds this October. They focus on good design and good value, offering a range homeware and lifestyle products for both kids and grown ups that change up on a month-by-month basis. Think of it as a mini Ikea, with a maze-like layout and a focus on homeware over furniture. Flying Tiger’s products are more varied and carefree, which is why they’re so popular. You’ll be able to pick up everything from kids’ toys and confectionery to kitchenware, tools and vinyl records.
Flying Tiger will open in Leeds city centre in October 2017.
Leeds Postal Service
Lazy Lounge has a new sister venue and its not too far away – they’ve taken over the former health centre next door. The Leeds Postal Service takes its name from the former Royal Mail House building that West Point stands on. It’s transforming into the city’s next craft beer joint. It’s going to have beers from Leeds and beyond in a retro venue. That’s not all – it’s also going to have its very own off-license with beer, wine and spirits for you to take home with you as well.
Leeds Postal Service will open at West Point in October 2017.
The Reliance is another Leeds favourite with a sister venue opening in the next few weeks. They’re taking over the old George and Joseph cheese shop (which is moving to a bigger spot around the corner) in Chapel Allerton to open Wayward, a brand new bottle shop. They will have racks and racks of the very best wines for you to buy and take home. It’s not just takeaway though – they will also have bar where you can order a glass to enjoy as you browse, as well as a menu of meat and cheese boards, of which the cheese will be provided by the former tenants.
Wayward will open on Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton in October 2017.
Brownhill & Co.
The team behind Little Leeds Beer House have got intriguing plans for a brand new sister venue in Grand Arcade. Brownhill & Co. is going to be a playground for beer lovers. They’re using their expertise from their Corn Exchange home to open a new beer shop that will sell some of the finest brews from around the world. In addition to that, they’re going to have their own tasting room, where they will host special events with breweries and pour out iconic brews for you to try.
Brownhill & Co. will open at 23-26 Grand Arcade in late 2017.
Temple Coffee and Donuts
You may know the folks behind Temple Coffee and Donuts – Red Temple Prayer are responsible for some of the most Instagram-friendly mugs, crockery, clothing and homeware around. They’re opening a new cafe and store just off Kirkstall Road, where they will fill their cool-as-hell mugs with Dark Arts Coffee and you can buy all their Red Temple Prayer wares too. The donuts could well steal the show, though. They will have their own in-house bakery which will cook up fresh donuts with tasty, glitter-tastic glazes every day – and unlike most places, they’ll have plenty of vegan donuts too.
Temple Coffee and Donuts will open in Kirkstall in October 2017.
Tavassoli’s Cafe and Grill
Cafe Nu has closed down and in its place will be Tavassoli’s Cafe and Grill. It’s a new eatery run by two brothers, Moein and Meisam Tavassoli. They’ve completely gutted the place, giving it a welcome makeover with sleek new fixtures and fittings. It will be open all day, although they have plans to open later once they’ve settled in. You can nip in for a brew and a full English to start the day, before tucking into sandwiches topped with the likes of pulled pork or one of their gourmet burgers at lunchtime.
Tavassoli’s Cafe and Grill will open on New Briggate in September 2017.