If Coffee Bar and Laynes Espresso incorporate the Leeds Bread Co-op sourdough into their menu of brunch classics. At If Coffee Bar, you’ll find the trusty and crusty sourdough served alongside crowd-pleasers like eggs benedict, eggs Florentine, eggs royal, and of course, avocado on toast. Similarly, at Laynes Espresso, their menu boasts a range of dishes which incorporate this humble bread to complement their loud flavours.
In dishes like Shakshuka, a baked dish of tomato and red pepper sauce, baked egg and mixed nut dukkah, sourdough makes for the perfect accompaniment this dish of deep harissa spices. Another Laynes Espresso favourite, Turkish eggs pairs sourdough with garlic yoghurt, sage and chilli butter sauce, spinach and poached eggs.
Leeds Bread Co-op have a set of core values at the heart of their co-operative, one of which is an aim to create a ‘food hub’, encouraging small independent businesses to collaborate with each other, helping them achieve the vision for their business but also supporting other businesses simultaneously.
Doing their best to contribute to the aim of a food hub is The Union Coffee House; a real champion for local produce and the independent businesses that make it. The Union Coffee House is one of over 15 stockists in and around Leeds who stock and sell bread from Leeds Bread Coop alongside their own produce. Here, they serve and sell coffee from North Star, cakes from Wildcraft Bakery, beer from Hungry Bear Leeds Brewery, and of course, bread and hot cross buns from Leeds Bread Co-op, alongside their own bespoke furniture.
Bare Coffee has been a stockist of Leeds Bread Co-op produce for over 4 years. This tiny co-op operates as a café and organic shop in the heart of the community, putting an emphasis on the use of nutritional foods sourced locally. They fresh fruit and vegetables from Organic North Wholesalers, alongside a range of Leeds Bread Co-op produce, including their white, and Malthouse sourdough loaves, their Vollkornbrot, and some of their sweeter baked goods such as hot cross buns, and jam donuts.
It’s clear to see that Leeds Bread Co-op’s ethos’ is travelling just as far as its delicious breads, and is working as part of an even bigger agenda; creating a community of independent businesses who are able to collaborate and support each other, whilst creating and distributing high quality and ethically sourced local produce.