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
Aperitivo aims to bring back some casual and informal dining to the leafy Leeds suburb of West Park, and attract both foodies and families,
A place where locals and foodies can gather and indulge in some spectacular small plate dishes and stone baked pizzas, all created using both local and authentic ingredients, influenced by the love and passion of Italian cooking.
293 Spen Ln, Leeds LS16 5BD. Tel: 0113 278 7255
Convive is the new Mediterranean restaurant on the Weetwood Hall Estate. Diners can enjoy a full service meal experience under the retractable roof, in the main restaurant or in one of the cosy booths.
Enjoy sharing boards or a selection of tapas to start. Main courses of risotto, pastas, fresh fish and hand stretched pizzas can be followed by wonderfully tempting desserts. Or, just relax with a cup of authentic Italian coffee served with homemade biscotti.
Weetwood Hall Hotel, Otley Road, Far Headingley, LS16 5PS, Tel: 0113 3885700
If you want truly Authentic Neapolitan Pizza, then you can either go to Naples or you can save the airline ticket and order from Ecco Pizzeria. Go to extreme lengths to respect this by importing all core ingredients directly from Naples in order to ensure all customers taste pizza in its most natural and delicious form.
Headingley: 93, Otley Road, Leeds, LS6 3PS. Tel: 01132782828
Roundhay: 90 Street Lane, Leeds, LS82AL. Tel: 0113 266 6662
Giorgio’s is a vibrant, family-run restaurant located in the heart of Headingley. Open all day, menu brings you delicious authentic Italian cuisine, including all of your favourites! As well as the classic Italian main menu, they also have anearly bird menu. With something to offer for all the family, whatever the occasion.
70-72 Otley Road, Far Headingley, LS6 4BA, Tel: 0113 782030
With excellent food, daily specials, and a huge selection of drinks it’s the perfect place to spend some time with friends or family. Meals are locally sourced when possible, freshly prepared and can suit many dietary requirements. Host monthly quizzes and weekly live music. Are child friendly and have a lovely outdoor space.
Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre, Bennett Rd, Leeds LS6 3HN. Tel: 0113 275 4548
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.
Munch is a modern cafe in Headingley, they offer all day breakfast, lunch, snacks & event catering.
Friendly service, great food and child friendly!
Family owned business serving classic Italian dishes in stylish surroundings. Very family friendly.
The second generation of the Dammone family are today continuing the traditions of Salvo’s and as always look forward to providing you with the welcome and service Salvo’s prides itself on.
115 & 107 Otley Road, Headingley LS6 3PX, Tel: 0113 2755017
Amazing Greek food, cosy atmosphere and ultra-helpful friendly staff.
55 Otley Road, Headingley, LS6 3AB, Tel: 0113 2781532
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
As the kids get older they will really appreciate the great Thai food and service here.
4 St. Annes Road, Headingley, LS6 3NX, Tel:0113 2781234
A modern bar, bistro & cafe with a difference. Luxurious comfort, contemporary styling, comfortable ambience. Serving breakfast/brunch, lunch, homemade cakes and drinks.
A great place to come and relax – whether it’s just for a drink or to work on your latest project.
We also stock coffee by The Blending Room and tea by Bird and Blend. With a small selection of cakes baked by local independent bakeries.
24 Otley Road, LS6 2AD