Archive, Leeds

Written about Food
10th April 2019


This menu tasting was free of charge.

Those indiscriminate buildings that line the opening of Kirkstall Road are finally getting a refresh. There's been a hub of activity going on behind the doors for quite some time, a hidden world of TV and production that you pass by everyday.

Alongside the hidden production, there's now a little hub of coffee and good food to start your indie journey out of the city centre.

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Archive doors have opened, offering fresh coffee and a small menu to fill breakfast and lunch plates to the offices and any of you on the way into the city centre. A key detail is the price. All of the meals are under a fiver, unless you want added extras, which makes it the perfect pitstop to fuel up before continuing into Leeds for the day.

Eggs on toast, in some guise, were the order of the day for our visit. For me, the classic poached egg and bacon on toast. I failed at the boomerang so can't document the oozy centre, but trust me that it was a good serve.

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For breakfast, expect an iteration of eggs on toast, with a handful of customisations from bacon to smashed avo. Or, go for the breakfast bun with your choice of filling. For lunch; sandwiches, pizza, shakshuka and your own version of mac & cheese (that I will be back for).

The fridges will also be full of Porterhouse Cake goodies, perfect for a little lift alongside your coffee. Aside from the coffee and eats, there's also an event space in the back available for hire. I envision some good stuff happening here, watch this space for an update on what's to come.

A small, but perfectly formed menu, ready for you to devour in this cosy hidden treasure along Kirkstall Road. For a new breakfast in Leeds, this is an ace little find for your weekend or your lunch hour.