Six must visit cafes in Ilkley

For such a small place Ilkley packs a big punch when it comes to top notch cafes. Whether you are looking for somewhere inspiring to grab coffee and cake or a cozy place to catch up with friends there are plenty of quality venues to choose from. here’s our guide to the places you should try.


Daniels Cafe & Bistro

This family run indie coffee shop is  perfect for your everyday breakfast, brunch or lunch. Their ever changing menu designed around fresh, healthy food using local produce, with single origin coffee coming from from the Yirgacheffe region in Ethiopia.


The Clarke Foley Cafe

Clarke Foley is a charity providing facilities for recreational, educational and a wide range of other leisure pursuits.Their cafe is a busy, welcoming hive of activity with delicious home made cakes, freshly made soup, a variety of sandwiches, toasties, delicious quiche.


The Ilkley Cafe Company

A family-run cafe serving great tasting food in a friendly, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. An extensive menu includes a range of tasty breakfast options, awesome sandwiches and a tasty lunchtime menu including salads, soups and hot specials. Their ethically sourced, blended coffee beans from Brazil and Guatemala are roasted close by in West Yorkshire.


The Little Tea House

Located in the centre of Ilkley, this award-winning independent tearoom boasts an extensive homemade menu including breakfast, lunch and a range of snacks. Their delicious homemade cakes and scones are baked daily.

It is one of very few cafes in Ilkley that provides full table service, serving speciality teas and coffees as well as afternoon tea.


Love Brownies

Love Brownies popularity is soaring with outlets opening up in trendy locations across the UK over the past few years. It all started here in Ilkley and you can visit their flagship cafe and bakery to enjoy their award winning brownies in an array of delicious flavours, perfect when enjoyed with a freshly roasted coffee, to indulgent milkshakes and their exceedingly good hot chocolate which just has to be tasted! There’s also a delicious breakfast and lunch menu – all put together with the highest quality ingredients.


Toast House

A simply concept beautifully executed. Toast House celebrate toast in all its glory, serving high quality bread with simple yet delicious toppings. In addition to their toast menu they serve homemade soup, freshly prepared porridge, homemade granola and a range of freshly baked cakes and treats. Plus high quality tea and coffees from speciality roasters. J. Atkinsons + co and North Star.