The local’s favourite brunch spot in Leeds with private hire, pop-up kitchens and a banging eggs benny

House of Koko is a cult favourite in Leeds for brunches – and for good reason.

There’s two sites, spread across Chapel Allerton and Oakwood, each with a slightly different menu, but both featured a clear love for all things brunch.

Both the traditional eggs benny kind, plus creations inspired by locations near and far -the kind you dream of brunches finding on a faraway holiday, just without the warm weather.

Available at both sites you’ve got the famous pancakes: a stack of three fluffy treats layered between sweet and savoury combos like Nutella, mixed berry compote, white chocolate chips and bacon (or This Isn’t Bacon for a vegan alternative) with maple syrup.

‘The Bennies’ part of the menu also features across both sites with a choice of smoked streaky bacon, oak-smoked Atlantic salmon and chestnut mushrooms sautéed in garlic confit, served with poached free-range eggs and signature Koko hollandaise sauce on a bed of light granary bread.

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The remainder of the menu varies slightly between the Oakwood and Chapel Allerton locations, but each deserves a visit in its own right.

Think Shakshuka; Red Lentil Dahl; hummus plates with Balilah, warm chickpeas fried with spices, herbs and lemon or Moroccan spiced chicken with Koko preserved lemon aioli, homemade labneh, pickled shallots served on a toasted ciabatta – there really is something for everyone’s palette here.

Plus there’s a huge choice of locally-sourced bakes, caffeinated drinks, cocktails and smoothies on offer for those just popping by.

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The sun-lit cafes operate on a walk-in basis only, so whilst you can’t book in advance for your brunch, you’ll be welcomed in with open arms upon arrival and staff will always do their best to find you the best seats available.

You can however book House of Koko after the cafe closes, and use the space to celebrate your next big event.

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate your birthday, cheers to a new big job, house or staff party, or just want an excuse to get your mates together, House of Koko transforms by night into the perfect intimate location.

And that’s not all, by night the cafes also offer pop-up dinners from some of Masterchef’s finalists to local indies. 

Most recently, locals have been treated to a one-off menu from Masterchef contestants Omar Foster, Terri Fearon with Jack Wilkinson as part of Brown Butter Dining’s Supper Club, but previously menus from Bastards Bistro, Koben Smokehouse, Nick Rapson, Aida, The Cheesy Living Co, Afsaneh’s Kitchen and more.

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You can keep up to date with the latest events from House of Koko on Instagram or head down to either the Chapel Allerton site on 62 Harrogate Road or 466 Roundhay Road in Oakwood to check out this Leeds’ favourite for yourself.

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