After a successful pop-up café at Carousel last year, Sunshine & Smiles have launched a slightly more permanent establishment, called Café 21 Co. in Headingley, offering work experience and training opportunities for young adults in Leeds who have Down Syndrome.
The café is set out with the Gallery and shop predominantly at the front, selling an array of products such as greetings cards, ceramics, artworks, jewellery, soaps, and the latest Sunshine & Smiles Calendar. The seating is in the centre, providing bistro tables as well as some comfy seating and the counter is to the rear.
Adjacent to the seating area is another area specifically designed for young children, filled with books, toys, cushions and a chalkboard; which proved extremely popular with my mini Mumbler. This designated area is a fantastic concept allowing young families to visit the café without too much upset to other patrons.
The Cafe is open: Thursday 8.30am-3pm; Friday 8.30am-5pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm.
21 Co. Headingley Central, Otley Road, LS6 2UE
Extremally spacious and secure children’s play area, giant sandpit and outdoor picnic area.
Pop up family events will be running throughout the year.
Family friendly cafe.
Garden shop & plant nursery.
Christmas Shop and stockist of Stockeld Park Christmas Trees
Accessible site with plenty of parking.
Tel: 0113 378 9985 Facebook
The site is close to the A64 end of Thorner Lane. If you turn off the A64 onto Thorner Lane, it’s the second turning on your right (after the cemetery).
Aromas is a new coffee house on Moortown Corner, offering Breakfast, Lunch; Coffee & Cake!
1 Corner House Shops, Moortown Corner. Tel: 0113 246 8860
A family friendly restaurant ideal for brunch, lunch or an early tea with the kids!
Great kids menu.
62 Street Lane, Roundhay, LS8 2DQ, Tel: 0113 2371838
Great for breakfast and lunch and good with kids.
71 Street Lane, Roundhay, LS8 1AP, Tel: 0113 2265768
Great quality café, restaurant, deli, children’s corner with toys and books and a nice gift shop. Extensive menu for coffee and cakes, lunch and breakfast.
Otley Road, Cookridge, LS16 7NH, Tel: 0113 2303618
A Cafe, Bar & Restaurant in Oakwood, Leeds. Here to bring you fresh and exciting food and drink from first thing in the morning through to late in the evening.
Child and dog friendly.
466 Roundhay Road, Oakwood, LS8 2HU, Tel: 0113 2498777
House of Koko is an independent coffee and tea house in Chapel Allerton. Offer hand-pulled Northstar coffee and a wide range of loose teas. Have an ever changing seasonal menu curated by head chef that focuses on healthy, locally sourced produce.
“Lots of choice for lunch with delicious food and friendly helpful service.” – North Leeds Mumbler
“Great breakfasts and really child friendly” – North Leeds Mumbler
62 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, LS7 4LA, Tel: 0113 2621808
A Chapel Allerton favourite that’s just as popular in the day as at night. Great for breakfast, afternoon tea, Sunday roast and have a great children’s menu.
Friendly service and lovely food.
99 Lidgett Lane, Roundhay, LS8 1QS
LS6, The Clock Café is one of the longest-running independent businesses in Leeds. It holds a reputation for the best breakfasts around!
They are committed to serving fresh, healthy and homemade food, all sourced from ethical and sustainable farms.
Multiflight Café Bar provides an excellent venue for you to meet, eat, party or relax, whether for breakfast, lunch or for a longer break with family and friends during the day. Children are entertained watching the planes!
Southside Aviation Centre, Leeds Bradford Airport, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7UG. Tel: 0113 238 7100
Munch is a modern cafe in Headingley, they offer all day breakfast, lunch, snacks & event catering.
Friendly service, great food and child friendly!
Ned’s is your ideal ‘grab & go’ cafe in the heart of Chapel Allerton, offering fresh, healthy, hearty food.
Great breakfasts, lunch, on the go sandwiches and much more!
Serving great coffee, breakfasts, excellent soup, lovely sandwiches and a healthy range of light lunches and salads. Individual children menu available. Crayons and craft items available for children.
117 New Rd Side, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4QD
Tel: 0113 258 1002
A family friendly little café deli selling award-winning coffee, homemade cakes and fresh, made to order sandwiches. Extensive breakfast/brunch menu served until 4pm.
90-92 Otley Road, Far Headingley, Leeds, LS6 4BA. Tel: 0113 230 2012
SYLVA offers a family and dog-friendly café bar on the ground floor, serving breakfast and brunch (until midday Mon- Sat and all day Sunday), extensive lunch menu and children’s menu.
Louis House, Princes Avenue, Roundhay,Leeds, LS8 2FA. Tel:
Nice café for breakfast and lunch with kids toys to keep them occupied.
482 Roundhay Road, Oakwood, LS8 2HU, Tel: 0113 3456319
Contemporary coffee bar in Moortown offering breakfast, brunch (all day on a weekend), afternoon tea, cakes, lunch and evening meals. (Also serve wine and beers).
There is a Little VIP menu for children, they also did half portions of dishes (Pancakes in Mini Mumblers case!) from the main menu.
Activity and colouring sheet provided for children and there was also a range of family board games to choose from.
Highchairs. Pushchairs were allowed in next to tables.
Pre-booking on an evening recommended.
412 Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 6DN. Tel: 0113 293 0543
Have a walk in the park and then choose from the enormous menu for brunch or lunch.
Roundhay Park, LS8 2JL
Offering light breakfasts, lunch, cake and coffee with very a very child-friendly offering!
Enjoy the daily storytime at 11am (closed Sundays)
47 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, LS7 3PD. Tel: 0113 212 3465
The Well cafe offers a range of services; from sit-in or takeaway of our deli sandwiches and breakfasts with fresh coffee and cakes to outside catering for larger functions and events.
169 Stonegate Rd, Meanwood, LS6 4PU. Tel: 0113 269 8974