Leicester Coffee House Co.
After four years running a home-based coffee roastery as their side hustle, Gail Brown and Aaron Keen took the plunge and opened this friendly and stylish coffee house with a difference.
A 1.2kg Probatino roaster sits at the heart of the stripped back, minimalist café, roasting little and often to ensure the coffee is always at its peak. Into it go small batches from single estates, creating vibrant, distinctive coffee to drink on-site, takeaway or to buy as beans. Generally, at least three options are available at all times.
Leicester Coffee House prioritises traceability, sustainability and minimal waste. The takeaway cups are compostable, milk from Leicestershire’s Vine Farm Dairy comes in glass bottles, and Gail bakes on-site according to need. Options include homemade cakes plus a small range of sandwiches made with Hambleton Bakery’s award-winning sourdough.
However, this café goes beyond good coffee and homemade food. Gail’s background in education has helped her develop links with local special schools to provide vital work experience for young people with individual needs. The aim is to help them build confidence, skills and entrepreneurial drive.
For opening hours, check the Leicester Coffee House website.
Recommended by Tim Burke, Leicestershire editor
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