ToastLoveCoffee is a community cafe in Harehills, Leeds, welcome to everybody, open for coffee, toast, breakfast, lunch, new connections and conversations.
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Welcome to ToastLoveCoffee!

ToastLoveCoffee was the idea borne out of the friendship of two ladies living in Leeds. They met in December 2012; one, a British born, Jewish middle class mum of three and wife, and the other an Albanian, Christian, single mum of one, recently arrived asylum seeker.

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Our History

In July 2014, ToastLoveCoffee was incorporated as a Community Interest Company Limited by Guarantee, and in the September it popped up in the first venue; The Hub on Hovingham Avenue in Harehills.

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Opening times

(Oct 2018)

We are not ready to open yet, but when we do, to start with, it will be:

Mon - Thurs 9am-3pm

Community Interest Company

ToastLoveCoffee C.I.C is a registered company, limited by guarantee.

Company number 09113164

As a Community Interest Company, ToastLoveCoffee is a not-for-profit social enterprise, investing all profits back into the business and community.

Shop With Us

TLC merchandise is available through the online shop. Enjoy having a little browse!


Our mission statement

ToastLoveCoffee is a community cafe in Harehills, Leeds, welcome to everybody, open for coffee, toast, breakfast, lunch, new connections and conversations.
  • Welcoming
    TLC is all about extending a hand to a stranger, whether that's a handshake, a hug, or holding a cup of coffee. After ten minutes, they won't be a stranger any more, guaranteed.
  • Network and Community
    It is widely known and accepted that loneliness is a crisis in our country. TLC aims to create an environment where individuals can come, and connect with more people, to increase their network and combat social isolation.
  • Being Human
    All of this really boils down to treating everyone as you would like to be treated yourself, and seeing the humanity and spirit in each one of us.
  • Skills Training
    "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." TLC aims to provide training and support in such a way as for people who want to, to be in a position to apply for, and be offered jobs afterwards.
  • Volunteering
    There are many reasons why people may see volunteering as a positive addition to their lives. TLC aims to welcome all who want to volunteer, to find a place for them in the business to enjoy their time, and excel at what they are good at.
Good Food

Our volunteers in the kitchen share their culinary skills and you will experience wonderful food from around the world at TLC!
Everything is vegetarian or vegan, and we can cater for gluten-free and other diets on request.
All ingredients are sourced locally, and whilst fabulous quality, would have otherwise been wasted. In this regard, as part of The Real Junk Food Project, by eating with ToastLoveCoffee you are helping stop food going to landfill #feedbelliesnotbins

Good Coffee

Our coffee is good. It comes to us as a freshly roasted bean, donated by the guys at Dark Woods Coffee. We grind it in house, and serve it either bulk brewed or as an espresso-based drink.

Alternative milks are available on request and - unlike other high street cafes - there is no additional cost for this. All we ask you to do is Pay As You Feel.

Dark Woods Coffee
Good Conversation

Come join us! We love welcoming new people into the cafe (it's what we're all about!) and hearing stories, sharing ideas and chewing the fat over a juicy topic.

We are also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, so you can join us online too.

Want to help? Why not donate?

Donate via PayPal and help spread some TLC

Meet the team



Founder and Director