The Best Independent Coffee Shops

Now that the weather is getting colder, the nights are getting darker and the famous Pumpkin Spiced Latte has arrived, it can only mean one thing, Autumn is here! In Leicester, we have an eclectic mix of amazing coffee shops where you can escape the dreary weather and enjoy a range hot drinks and sweet treats to warm the heart.

Bru Coffee

Bru Coffee on Granby Street is the perfect autumnal destination for all coffee lovers. Their new Dirty Chai Latte is the perfect way to commemorate the new season and whilst you’re there, why not try their brand-new Chai Latte Gelato?

Leicester Coffee House

Enjoy ethically sourced coffee at Leicester Coffee House on Granby Street. With an amazing range of coffee from all over the world, it’s the perfect spot for a quick pick me up on a rainy autumn day.

Grays Café

Grays Café have been busy crafting up some delicious drinks for the autumnal season, you can enjoy a range of drinks from their ‘Hot Mulled Apple’ made with homemade apple juice infused with cinnamon, orange and lemon, ‘London Fog’ made with Earl Grey tea alongside homemade vanilla & lavender syrup, blended with steamed milk topped and cinnamon dusting, and lastly, the autumn staple the ‘Pumpkin Spiced Latte’ a house espresso mixed with homemade pumpkin spiced syrup, topped up with steamed milk and cinnamon dusting.

Bryter Moon Deli

Cure your Monday blues with a trip to Bryter Moon Deli in the Silver Street Arcade, choose from a delicious range of drinks from hot chocolate to chai lattes as well as selection of food from all across the UK and abroad all whilst enjoying their rustic and vintage interior.

Almeida Coffee & Juice Bar

Located on Guildhall Lane, just a short walk from Leicester’s Cathedral, Almeida Coffee & Juice Bar is set in an idyllic location and is the perfect hideaway to escape those rainy days. With a selection of homemade treats, as well as their own signature blend of coffee, Almedia Coffee is the perfect spot to sit back, relax and watch the world go by.

St Martin’s Coffee Shop

St Martin’s is a cosy coffee shop tucked away in the heart of Leicester’s city centre, providing a space for everyone that feels like home. Make sure you check out their hot drinks menu featuring seasonal specials as well as their food menu that’s guaranteed to warm you up on the coldest of Autumn days.

The Coffee Counter

Based on Bowling Street, The Coffee Counter is a home away from home for all the coffee lovers in Leicester. Importing only speciality grade Arabica coffee, The Coffee Counter is one of the best places in the city to enjoy ethically sourced coffee, and locally sourced cakes and artisan bread based sandwiches.

Bread & Honey

Bread & Honey is nestled in the heart of the city centre on King Street and offers some of the best coffee in Leicester, which has been roasted and sourced from Monmouth Coffee. And if you’re not a coffee lover, why not try their decadent hot chocolate made from the best Belgian single-origin chocolate?

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