Hessian Cafe

4.8
35 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Hessian Cantina & Cocina in Oakwood, Roundhay,Leeds.
Serving brunch by day, & burritos by night.
The days are filled with great coffee & juices, chorizo hash, avocado on toast & a classic pork Benedict. Also serving plenty of vegetarian & vegan friendly dishes.
Everyday from 5pm the venue switches menus and becomes a Mexican Cantina & Cocina. Soft filled tacos, loaded nachos, chicken Mole, pork carnitas, cauliflower alpastor, filled burritos, tequila, mezcal, margaritas & a damn good playlist.
Sunday to Thursdays its always 2 for 1 on any cocktail all evening and our classic TACO TUESDAYS where all tacos are half price!
We also have a fantaic wine & craft beer selection including low alcohol pale ale mockatils.

We're super Dog friendly & kid friendly so why not come and give us a try
What 35 people are saying
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4.8
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4.6
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4.6
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanielleN
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, dog friendly and lovely staff:) thank you

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GeorgeE
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, cocktails and service were all outstanding and we even got some free brownies to sweeten the deal. Can't recommend this place enough and we'll certainly be returning!

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Myriam
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super helpful staff juggling COVID19 dining restrictions (ie: outdoor only) with rain!
Food: delicious, eclectic to accommodate a multitude of dietary restrictions and affordable as always.
Every neighbourhood should have a great walk-to cafe, I'm just pleased Hessian is in mine!

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NicolettaM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for Sunday brunch!!!! A cosy local place with delicious food

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HannahM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and interesting mix of Mexican and more oriental flavours. Good range of drinks. Lovely feel to the place but not noisy

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Mark
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food here and service was extremely quick! Would recommend very highly

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Tania
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks ladies
See you again on the other side of lockdown

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are always so friendly and accommodating. The food is just amazing I have never not enjoyed what I have ordered!

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JadeB
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic brunch - lovely menu, really tasty food!

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LauraG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for late brunch so we got some brunch dishes and some small plates. The food here is of excellent quality and flavour. Ive been before lockdown too for their mexican food and it was excellent. The service is very good aswell.

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HughC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, such amazing food. Lovely staff. Highly recommended. Especially the Nachos and wings

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AlexS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Lovely food but awkward service and a bad sewage smell

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FrancesW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service! 100% will return again!

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KulR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food served well. Clean and we can see the kitchen cleaniless

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Tania
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back. Everything as awesome as before

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PhilE
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mix of Mexican and Eastern - steamed buns, dumplings, spicy fries - and a cosy bistro atmosphere

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HelenP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, really friendly service, will definitely be back.

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BrendanM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The fish tacos were very good and I loved the loaded fries.

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BarbaraG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food. All our party enjoyed their choices. Highly recommend.
Music was a bit loud but turned down on request.
It was slightly cramped for 5 people. I don’t like sitting where everyone arriving has to walk behind my seat.
On the other hand, I’ve been twice in 10 days and enjoyed it each time

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GaryN
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for our first visit to Hessian on a midweek night and there were a decent number of tables taken giving a nice feel to the place. The food and service was excellent and our particular favourite was the fish taco’s but it was a very tough call to pick a favourite as all the dishes were superb. We will definitely be going back.

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PenelopeW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was insanely tasty and the cocktails were fab. A new fave in leeds.

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ImogenS
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and really good food. The layout is really stylish and we really enjoyed our brunch there.

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Martin
London
40 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food, not too spicy for those not keen on such things!

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FrancescaP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely brilliant! This was the first visit since it went Mexican at night and it didn’t disappoint! The service was fab, the food soooo tasty and the tunes were banging! Will defo be back!

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NeilP
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great friendly atmosphere and tasty Mexican food!

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happydiner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hessian has just started serving Mexican food in the evenings. It is excellent food.

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MHYCC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating and friendly staff who are great with children and accommodating slightly larger groups. Great food, absolutely satisfying including dessert which was vegan, tasted great!
Good prices for value of food and did not have to wait long for service.

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ClubSpecial
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious grilled chicken. I just wish portion size of the main had been bigger!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always! Great food, great atmosphere and the staff are on it... also supporting veganuary with some great vegan options.

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KMcK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We have been big fans of Hessian, both for brunch & dinner, for a few years. This visit was below the usual standard. Small dishes were not as imaginative as before & were more like sides. Too much chilli & salt in general. Service super friendly & attentive, the space is great, but there was a smell of drains that was not there before. Hopefully these issues can be resolved, because we really value Hessian as a local restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The food was not as good as it used to be. I had the belly pork Benedict which was quite dry and tasteless. My cappuccino was lovely and the waitress was very good given it was one of her first shifts.

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LaurenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently fantastic, good coffee, great atmosphere and excellent value. Couldn’t ask for more.

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ChrisH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the meal and a great night out in Oakwood. Nice restaurant with great bars nearby.

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BrunaR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for breakfast. The food was delicious and the ambiance is amazing. Open kitchen just keeps you salivating for more. Totally recommend!

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AnthonyC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local restaurant quality food everytime. Could do with a better selection of white wine by the glass but otherwise excellent including service and pricing.

FAQs

Hessian Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Hessian Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0113 249 8777.

Hessian Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.