This is our first retail space and serves as an advert for what we do allowing customers an insight into the coffee supply chain through the sliding glass doors that separate the Roastery from the café. During the week, you can see Krag roasting dozens of batches of different beans, Hols carrying out quality control production cuppings and brew recipe development whilst at the weekend you might catch Ollie delivering one of our popular home brewing courses in the North Star Coffee Academy.
Coffee wise we always ensure there are two contrasting espresso options that are carefully prepared by our experienced team on our Mythos Grinders and La Marzocco Linea PB with built in drip tray scales. We also have two Marco SP9 filter brewers that showcase our range of seasonal single origin coffees on a Kalita Wave alongside the JET batch brew which provides our alternative ‘Americanos’ serving up the delicious buttery Colombia Los Naranjos. Occasionally you will come across extra special micro lots that you won’t find anywhere else and have the opportunity to taste different processed coffees side by side to learn more about how this affects the resulting flavour. All of our coffees are prepared in a way to best showcase the attentive work of the farmer, if you have any requests or would like your coffee served hotter then please don’t hesitate to make our team aware of this upon ordering.
For our food offering we have teamed up with Noisette, a progressive micro bakery and fellow Young British Foodie Award winner that have been creating legendary bakes since 2013. Sarah and Hannah are the fantastic team behind our seasonal and flavour packed menu of baked goods and breakfast/lunch time plates, many of which cater for different dietary requirements whilst not compromising on the resulting flavour and impact of the dish. Absolutely everything is baked on site fresh every morning and if you are lucky, you might catch one of our infamous cardamom infused Pasteis de Nata whilst they are still warm! Alongside several other bespoke items, you will find the trademarked Noisette ‘Morning Cake’ – a vanilla infused sour cream batter layered with tonka bean and topped with a spiced almond streusel it is the absolute perfect partner to coffee and is surely the best way to start your day!
Our General Store stocks a vast array of items from inspiring manufacturers across the world. We have store cupboard essentials such as Hodmedod’s British grains, Rubies in the Rubble chutneys and ketchups and the delicious ‘Milk Jam’ from Noisette alongside beautiful Ndali Vanilla from Uganda and a range of local and unblended Stickeys honey – all of these items are used in our menu and you can try them out for yourself. We also have soaps and hand creams from The Soap Co and soy candles from Earl of East in Shoreditch sitting alongside the full range of North Star retail coffee freshly roasted each week (we can grind this on site for you to suit your preferred brew method), Storm Organic loose leaf teas and Kokoa Collection single origin hot chocolate. Absolutely every item has been carefully sourced from companies that meet our own approach with regards to quality and ethics and it is a fantastic showcase of other independent businesses.
You can see an example menu here though this is prone to changing regularly as part of our effort to minimise waste and work as seasonally as possible. We cater for those with vegan, gluten free, dairy free and nut free requirements and our team will be able to expertly assist with any queries.
Mon-Fri – 7am-7pm
Saturday – 9am-5pm
Sunday – 10am-4pm
There is a multi storey car park on site or free two hour parking on the streets surrounding Leeds Dock (Chadwick St and Armouries Way) – alternatively we can be reached by free water taxi from Granary Wharf and are just 15 minutes by foot from the train station.
If they are mud free and well behaved then absolutely!
We have highchairs and colouring available but regretfully do not have changing facilities in the toilets just yet.
We will have a number of evening events planned in over the coming months, keep an eye on our social media pages for updates.
We do not currently take reservations but please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have an event or occasion planned and we will do what we can to help.