I adore going out for coffee. One of my favourite things to do is wonder over to a local coffee shop with either my laptop or a book to sit with a soya latte and have a good ol’ writing session or some time to enjoy my latest read. Throw in a little spot of brunch and I am truly in my happy place. 

I see so many bloggers enjoying some seriously Insta-worthy coffees and brunches in beautiful places down in London, but it got me thinking about some of my favourite places that I like to visit, up here in the North. So I’ve put together a little guide, if like me, you don’t have a weekly opportunity to pop to Farm Girl, Sketch or Peggy’s, for my top Instagram worthy brunch & coffee stops outside of London.

Brew & Brownie | York | Insta

I love going to Brew & Brownie which is a gorgeous little café not too far from my house. Not only is their décor absolute interior goals with rustic wooden tables, grey walls, exposed filament bulbs and beautifully cushioned chairs, but their menu is completely spot on. Their scrambled eggs on sour dough toast with a side of smashed avocado is an absolute winner in my eyes, and their soya lattes are steamed to perfection. They have recently opened up a Bake House a few doors down which is equally as Instagram-worthy with its amazing display of cakes and goodies, bright white walls and lighten wooden tables and chairs.  

Cielo Coffee | Leeds | Insta

I first visited Cielo Coffee back in January when James and I spent a wintery day exploring Leeds city centre. It was the perfect spot for us to stop for a quick re-fuel and warm up. The décor is very on trend with beautiful rustic crockery and miss-matched furniture. They also have a beautiful cake display with a huge range of naughty treats. The lighting inside is nice and bright making it an ideal place to take a great shot for Instagram with minimal editing required. 

 Curious Coffee | York | Insta 

This is a fairly new café in York and I have been a couple of time with my mum, we are both massive fans of their chocolate brownies! The interior is beautifully decorated with a palette of deep blues, greys and creams. The furniture is a collection of rustic wooden tables and worn leather seats providing the perfect flat-lay for any Instagram lover. It is a lovely little coffee shop that serves the most incredible toasted tuna melt sandwiches and is quickly becoming one of my favourite coffee shops in York. 

The Bearded Baker | Edinburgh | Insta

Two of my great friends from University run a very successful café named the Bearded Baker up in the heart of Edinburgh and of course I couldn’t resist a visit whilst I was up there in June for a girly weekend away with my mum. It is a gorgeous café with an amazing interior that feels welcoming and cosy, yet bright and spacious. The huge window at the front lets in a lot of natural light and this combined with the bright white walls helps to provide that perfect Insta-worthy shot. The blue crockery and rose gold cutlery is beautifully on trend and their daily, freshly made bagels and doughnuts are delicious.

The Fossgate Social | York | Insta

This is another local coffee shop of mine in the heart of the City of York. It is located just off the main shopping street and it is a gorgeous coffee shop that serves the classic avocado on toast, brownies and soya lattes. It is a very Instagramable spot with a rustic looking bar, natural light, wooden tables and pretty crockery. I like to come here to do bits of work when I need a bit of a change of scenery as it is nice and quite on a mid-week morning. It is well worth a visit if you ever find yourself on the streets of York. 

 Albert Schloss | Manchester | Insta

This is the last Instagramable spot, outside of London, on my list, and it is also my most recent discovery. I went to Manchester for quick city escape with some friends last week, which you can read more about here. Albert Schloss is a beautiful bar & restaurant located in the heart of Manchester right next door to the Albert Hall. It is a German inspired venue with live music at the weekends, a photo-booth and an open fire inside. It has lovely exposed filament bulbs, beautiful artwork and a lovely range of drinks on offer. The flowered archway on the entrance is the cherry on top, a true Insta-worthy dream. 


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