You can’t beat a natter with a friend or family member over a perfectly roasted coffee and freshly baked sweet treat in the Bradford district.

But where do you go for the finest coffee and cake around? Whether your go-to order is a flat white with a serving of banana loaf or a cappuccino with a Bakewell tart, the choices are endless.

Here’s a selection of some of the best cafes to visit for coffee and slice of cake in the area, according to Google reviews.

Some of the best places for coffee and cake in the Bradford district

The Cake'ole

Location: Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1HY

Rating: 4.7/5 from 370 reviews

Someone wrote: “It is a lovely coffee shop with a wide selection of warm and cold drinks, cakes, and food. Prices were as expected and not too expensive. Has a good selection of homemade cakes with a choice of GF and Vegan. Although we only had drinks, we will definitely be getting a cake next time. The decor is very quirky and the staff are very friendly.”

Lefteris Coffee & Tearoom

Location: 9 Tyrrel Street, Bradford, BD1 1RU

Rating: 4.4/5 from 283

This visitor posted: “Cafe Lefteris has become my happy place! My partner and I love spending hours here, unwinding over coffee and chatting. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, with comfy couches that feel like you're sinking into a hug – perfect for catching up with friends or a relaxing solo escape.

Where do you like to go for coffee in the Bradford district?Where do you like to go for coffee in the Bradford district? (Image: Getty)

“The staff are the heart of this place. They're incredibly friendly and remember their regulars, always ready for a quick chat and a smile. It feels like being welcomed into someone's home.

“If you're in Bradford, don't miss this hidden gem! Their hot chocolate is a must-try – rich, decadent, and guaranteed to warm you up. For the ultimate chocolate fix, pair it with their incredible chocolate orange cake or the sinfully delicious chocolate fudge cake. Highly recommend!”

Tiffin Coffee

Location: The Wool Exchange, 22 Bank Street, Bradford, BD1 1PR

Rating: 4.6/5 from 495 reviews

A customer said: “This peaceful little getaway was a total delight. Good coffee, yummy cakes and very friendly faces! A wonderful place next door to waterstones to sit and zone out from the busy-ness of the world. Such a lovely place is definitely worth visiting!”

Smorgasbord Coffee Bar

Location: 2-4 Rawson Place, Bradford, BD1 3QQ

Rating: 4.3/5 from 657 reviews

One user put: “An absolute gem in Bradford town. The town has really gone down with so many shops shutting down. However an amazing place to relax and catch up with friends and family. The drinks and cakes are excellent.”

King Coffee Co

Location: 788 Leeds Road, Bradford, BD3 9TY

Rating: 4.9/5 from 590 reviews

An account shared: “King Coffee by far one of the Best coffee shops around. I have been to many coffee shops however I have never found a coffee shop as good as kings with amazing coffee, great staff and amazing food and cakes. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. The staff always serve with a smile, which is a bonus to brighten your day. They serve both hot and cold drinks which are equally as good. They have a wide range of brownies and cakes and all taste amazing.”

Miss Butterfinger's

Location: 26 The Green, Bradford, BD10 9PX

Rating: 4.8/5 from 171 reviews

A pleased customer posted: “Absolutely wonderful service, friendly and welcoming staff who were knowledgeable and accommodating.

“Really tasty afternoon tea, coffees and cakes - all of which are homemade, and you can appreciate that in the quality of products.

“Very cute decor and crockery which suits the styling of the venue. Making it stand out from the growing competition in Idle.

“Looking forward to returning again and enjoying more of the menu and ambience.”

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Marina View Coffee Shop

Location: Waterfront Mews, Apperley Bridge, Bradford, BD10 0UR

Rating: 4.5/5 from 126 reviews

This person’s compliment said: “Had a canal walk with friend then popped in this little gem. The friendliest service ever and fabulous coffee. Cakes that are not good for the waistline but good for the soul! Definitely recommend and we’ll be back!”