Laynes espresso is somewhere we visit anytime we go to Leeds.  Situated just round the corner from the train station, it’s a great place to have coffee. Their regular espresso blend is Square Mile Red Brick and the coffee is always spot on.  Usually we treat ourselves to one of their cakes too.  We have been known to pop in our way back to the station and get cakes to take home!

Today, for the first time, we arrived at breakfast time and  after one look at the menu decided it would be rude not to try some of the dishes.We decided to share two dishes. The first dish was Shakshuka (Arabiata, baked egg, dukkah and harissa buttered toast).  This is the best Shakshuka I have had. The balance of spices was spot on, the homemade dukkah and the harissa butter were a real highlight.

We also ordered the buckwheat pancakes with fruit compote, vanilla mascarpone and crumble.  This was another great dish. The balance was just right with not too much sweetness and the pancakes were lovely and light.

We will certainly plan timings of future visits to Leeds to include breakfast at Laynes.


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