Leicester City Cafe Directory

Leicester has some amazing cafes and on several occasions, I find myself thinking “I should have gone there or I forgot about that one”.  I decided to put together a little directory of some of the cafes you can sit in and watch the world go by in Leicester City. From Indian to Italian, we have a good selection.

I must admit even I have not been to some of these but now I have a list I will be working my way through them.


With BID Leicester (Business Improvement District) and the Independent Leicester campaign growing, it is worth downloading the Loyal Free App to collect stamps/get money off at some of these cafes.

200 Degrees Coffee Shop
Address: 10-12 Market St, Leicester LE1 6DP
Phone: 0116 319 2770


  • Ethically sourced coffee made by highly skilled baristas
  • Fresh food served including a range of vegan and gluten-free sandwiches, salads, cakes & pastries
  • Barista courses available

Almeida Coffee & Juice Bar
Address: 5 Guildhall Ln, Leicester LE1 5FQ
Phone: 0116 261 9086


  • Freshly made breakfast, lunch & brunch
  • A variety of hot drinks, juices & fresh lemonade
  • Homemade cakes

Bread & Honey
Address: 15 King St, Leicester LE1 6RN
Phone: 0116 254 3779

  • Fresh food cooked daily included soups
  • Homemade cakes and locally sourced bread
  • Hot chocolate using the best Belgian single-origin chocolate & supplier of premium coffee
  • Open weekdays

Bryter Moon Deli
Address: Silver Arcade, Leicester LE1 5FA
Phone: 0116 251 7786

  • Ground coffee and Homemade cakes
  • Deli that stocks high-quality food and drinks, speciality bread, chutneys, jams
  • Locally sourced produce

Bru Coffee and Gelato
Address: 20-22 Granby St, City Centre, Leicester LE1 1DE
Phone: 0116 251 9667


  • Open late
  • Serves a selection of hot drinks including fancy coffees
  •  Open late and served desserts including waffles  
  • Sandwiches & wraps 

Cafe Conextion
Address: Belgrave Gate, Leicester LE1 3HR


  • Fresh grounded coffee (apart from Decaf)
  • Tasty selection of cakes and bakes including waffles
  • Sells bagels, sandwiches and other lunch items
  • Plenty of seating

Cafe Dido
Address: 12 Loseby Ln, Leicester LE1 5DR
Phone: 0116 225 0446

  • A selection of hot & cold drinks
  • Breakfast, lunch & brunch

Cafe Mbiriki
Address: 10 Carts Ln, Leicester LE1 5FL
Phone: 0116 253 6213


  • Greek Cypriot background cafe serving an extensive menu with healthy breakfasts, snacks, greek platters
  • Bread & Pastries freshly baked throughout the day
  • Wide range of hot & cold drinks including milkshakes

Address: 78 Granby St, Leicester LE1 6FB
Phone: 0116 296 6725


  • Indian street food cafe including paratha, all-day breakfasts & Bombay sandwiches
  • Specialise in Karak chai, Karak coffee & Garam hot chocolate
  • A sip of the East in Leicester

Chloe Gourmet
Address: 12 Cank St, Leicester LE1 5GW

  • Patisserie Coffee Shop that uses traditional baking techniques and ingredients from France 
  • Serves breakfast & lunch in addition to patisserie items  
  • Open 930-530 Mon – Sat 

Cocoa Amore
Address: 34 Silver St, Leicester LE1 5ET
Phone: 0116 262 3278


  • Chocolate heaven for all; award-winning chocolate shop
  • A delicious selection of hot chocolates
  • Chocolate making workshops available instore

Coffee Counter
Address: 23 Bowling Green St, Leicester LE1 6AS
Phone: 0116 254 0380


  • Micro coffee roastery
  • Hot drinks, locally sourced cakes  & artisan bread sandwiches 
  • Online coffee shop

Address: 11 King St, Leicester LE1 6RH

  • Freshly made baguettes & ciabattas (they own Nemo’s and all the food is prepared there beforehand).
  • Hot drinks as well as a selection of cakes and pastries

Grays Coffee Shop & Kitchen
Address: 31 Rutland St, Leicester LE1 1RE
Phone: 0116 261 6827


  • Fresh seasonal food cooked daily with a new menu every Monday
  • The food caters for a variety of dietary requirements
  • Serves Coaltown Coffee & Shibui Tea

Gelato Village
Address: 2 St Martins Square, Leicester LE1 5DF
Phone: 0116 319 2252



Coffee photos courtesy of Thirst Media 

  • Italian Artisan Gelato & more
  • Affogato, Bicerin, Cold Brew Coffee
  • Fresh Waffles & Sicilian cannolis available

Healthy Louisa Cafe Deli
Address: Unit 1, 63 Belgrave Gate, Leicester LE1 3HR
Phone: 07521 672482


  • Plant-Based Cafe
  • Healthy food and treats created by Louisa
  • Fresh Coffee & Loose Leaf Tea

Hollys Coffee Shop & Sandwich Bar
Address: 13-15 St Martins, Leicester LE1 5DE
Phone: 07772 729673


  • Great range of cakes
  • Selection of breakfast & lunch dishes

James’ Cafe Bistro
Address: 5 E Bond St, Leicester LE1 4SX
Phone: 0116 251 3323


  • Food freshly prepared and cooked to order
  • Express & Chilled Menu
  • Selection of drinks including coke floats
  • Licensed Venue

Address: 4 St Martins Square, Leicester LE1 5DF
Phone: 0116 262 1400



  • All-day brunch including pancake stacks
  • Hot drinks including turmeric lattes & organic coffees
  • Licensed Venue

King Coffee House
Address: 2 Upper King St, Leicester LE1 6XE
Phone: 0116 473 5405

  • Serves quality coffee, hot drinks, breakfast, lunch and sweet treats
  • Profits from the coffee house go to helping the compassion ministries within Holy Trinity Church
  • Open weekdays

Leicester Coffee House Company
Address: 110 Granby St, Leicester LE1 1DL
Phone: 07772 258728


  • Hot drinks & snacks
  • Offers single-origin coffee and a choice of our fresh beans roasted on-site
  • Provide learning opportunities for young people with individual needs to flourish

Merchant of Venice
Address: 173-175 Granby St, Leicester LE1 6FE
Phone: 0116 291 5604



  • Authentic Italian coffee
  • Serves all-day breakfasts (including vegan), pastries, salads & more
  • 20 % off hot drinks with your own mug

Mrs Bridges Tea Rooms
Address: 17 Loseby Ln, Leicester LE1 5DR
Phone: 0116 262 3131


  • Breakfast, comforting lunches & High Tea
  • Homemade cakes and desserts
  • Selection of hot & cold drinks

Mums coffee shop
Address: Charles St, Leicester LE1 3FS


  • Greasy spoon/Diner
  • All-day homemade food including the biggest breakfast in Leicester (aka Cardiac Arrest)
  • Outdoor seating and plenty of nice treats in the cafe

Newman’s Cafe
Address: 33 Market St, Leicester LE1 6DN
Phone: 0116 254 2090


  • Full English, Hearty Meals & Afternoon Tea
  • Traditional Cafe
  • Licensed Venue

Address: 4 Market Pl, Leicester LE1 5GF



  • Serves a selection of hot drinks including a dirty chai
  • Seasonal menus for breakfast, brunch and lunch all homemade  
  • Don’t charge for milk alternatives or syrups

Piero’s Cafe & Snack Bar
Address: 8 Loseby Ln, Leicester LE1 5DR
Phone: 0116 251 5322

  • A selection of hot & cold drinks including milkshakes & smoothies
  • Extensive menu including mediterranean platters
  • Takeaway Offers

Prana Cafe
Address: 10 Horsefair St, Leicester LE1 5BN
Phone: 0116 254 7569


  • Luxury Vegan Food
  • Speciality hot drinks
  • Clean healthy food to eat in or take away
  • Vegan cakes & high tea

Roma Cafe Bar & Restaurant
Address: 11 Halford St, Leicester LE1 1JA
Phone: 0116 251 5959

  • Italian Cafe and Restaurant serving coffee, homemade cakes selection & more
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Licensed venue

St Martins Coffee Shop
Address: Cank St, Leicester LE1 5DG
Phone: 0116 251 2879



  • Wholesale coffee suppliers
  • On-site roasted coffees & loose-leaf teas
  • Breakfast & lunch served including breakfast bagels, rotisserie chicken & salads

The Cookie
Address: 68 High St, Leicester LE1 5YP
Phone: 0116 253 1212


  • Coffee bar by day (arty bar by night)
  • Locally sourced food in the kitchen

Address: 50 Rutland St, Leicester LE1 1RD
Phone: 0116 251 3434


  • Cafe/bar
  • Perfect working space
  • Offers basic breakfast like crumpets, toast, and cereal. Cakes available too
  • No other food is served on site. This is available at their sister restaurant The Queen Victoria Arts Club, across the road

The Pantry
Address: 29 Loseby Ln, Leicester LE1 5DR
Phone: 0116 319 4747

  • Vegetarian/Vegan Deli & Coffee Shop
  • Fresh homemade curries, samosas and more
  • Speciality hot drinks including rose chai latte & tumeric lattes

Address: Leicester Market, Unit 25, Leicester LE1 5GG
Phone: 07387 158083

  • Fresh locally sourced homemade food
  • Variety of hot and cold drinks including Vegan shakes
  • Offers take-home meals service

World Peace Cafe
Address: 17 Guildhall Ln, Leicester LE1 5FQ
Phone: 0116 262 0317

  • Vegetarian cafe set in the Buddist centre
  • Hot drinks & a selection of homemade sweet & savoury food
  • Run by international volunteers
  • Meditation Centre

Hope this list was helpful. I will keep updating it so if you are an Independent Cafe in Leicester City (LE1) and would like to be added on let me know. Also for those on the list, if you want me to add more information unique to your cafe please drop me an email.
Updated 28/10/2019

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