Restaurant reviews

Did we love Love Coffee?

Love Coffee is located on the ground floor of Trinity. It doesn’t exactly stand out from the crowd from an aesthetic perspective and on the afternoon I visited was being shown up customer-wise by crepe affaire and Mr Pretzels opposite.

The drinks menu does little to set Love Coffee apart from the normal big boy coffee chains in Leeds. Split into hot drinks and cold drinks, it offers the usual fare like mochas, lattes, and hot chocolates.

Likewise, the snack selection looked pretty uninspiring. The refrigerated display was packed full of dry-looking muffins that looked a few hours past their best.

Needing a sugar kick from somewhere, though, I opted for a white chocolate cookie, which came presented in a little transparent plastic bag. Very classy..!

Drinks-wise I opted for a frozen mocha since it was a warm day.

Love Coffee Leeds

Not as enticing as it could be…

I took my coffee and cookie to a comfortable seat by the window to watch the world pass by. The armchair seat I picked was comfy and relaxing, although the majority of the tables and chairs are fairly standard, hard, canteen-style affairs.

The cookie was OK; there was nothing wrong with it, but it was nothing special. As for the frozen mocha, it actually tasted a little odd, as if the mixture hadn’t been combined properly and had separated slightly. Again, it was fine, but little more than that.

Love Coffee Leeds

How can looks be so deceiving?

My coffee and cookie didn’t leave me with much change at all from a fiver, and for that price I’d really have expected something a bit more from the whole experience. There was certainly no bang for my buck at Love Coffee in Trinity and I was left wishing I’d stuck to one of the independents like Laynes Espresso that offer so much more for a similar price.

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