Tuesday, 23 February 2010


Café Create
Type of Food: Breakfast, lunch and snacks
Average meal cost: £5
Paying: Cash Only
Takeaway: No

Create is a not-for-profit organisation based in Leeds. Its services include catering and cleaning and Cafe Create is their latest enterprise. Slightly different to Darvish and Merkato this is not a family run business but instead is an ethical organisation in which many employees (often refugees) have faced difficulties in life.
Although the food is not exciting (mostly sandwiches, jacket potatoes and cakes) it is all excellently homemade using natural and local products. The drinks are also fairtrade (we particularly recommend the hot chocolate).
The cafe itself is welcoming. The mismatch, recycled furniture gives it a quirky feel and the brightly coloured walls makes it light and airy. Despite not being open long, it is already very popular and the staff are often quite busy. This doesn't get in the way of excellent and friendly service though.
The prices are very student-friendly and this is definitely the place for a chilled out, relaxed lunch or mid-morning coffee and cake.

Address: Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6HW
Website: www.createleeds.org
Opening Times: Mon-Sat 9am-3pm (stops serving hot food at 2pm)

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