Family run café

A Leeds-based traditional craft cafe, we serve delicious home-made food, made with locally sourced produce, including a range of teas, coffees and cakes.

rivers MEET hosts a range of events in our function room, including craft fairs, live music and theatre. 

Our function room is available to hire and contains a small licensed bar. It is an ideal venue for exhibitions, baby showers, children's parties, hen parties, funeral wakes, training, meetings, interviews and rehearsals. A variety of catering options are available.


The function room can also be used for craft workshops and rates are available for tutors to book the room and handle their own bookings.

Craft workshops & classes


We host a wide range of workshops and regular classes; from sewing and painting to children's classes and quilting. Looking for a regular 'drop-in' class? Why not try out our book club, knit & natter or W.I. meetings?

Additionally, keep checking our Events page for information on upcoming fairs, pop-up shops and more.

We are also home to The Shop at rivers MEET and we offer a wide range of craft supplies and gifts. 

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday - 9.00am - 4.30pm

Saturday & Sunday - 8.30am - 4.30pm


Unfortunately, as I’m sure many of you are already aware, we have had to close until further notice. Obviously we’re heartbroken. We’ve been open since June 2011, and have only closed a handful of times since then.

There’s a lot to digest in the government announcement, and a lot to think about. We may reopen as a delivery service in the coming weeks, but as of now we need some time to let the dust settle.

Again, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who’s supported us over these last nine years. It really is humbling to hear all your messages of support. We’re thinking about all our teachers, nurses, supermarket and food bank workers, truck drivers, and other small businesses affected by the crisis. Hopefully we’ll be back to serving lemon drizzle and scones in the very near future. Until then, keep an eye on our Facebook for any updates.

Jo, Richard and the Rivers Meet family.

Our counter is open daily for cake and drinks until 4.30pm

The kitchen closes at 3.00pm,

so please be aware that all food orders need to be placed before that time.

Please take care not to double park locally, due to legal requirements involving emergency vehicle access, thank you.

We're looking to expand our craft portfolio at rivers MEET.

Click here for more details.

Why ethically sourced food matters 


rivers MEET serves freshly ground coffee, speciality teas, breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas.

We have delicious homemade food, including cakes baked daily on site. We use seasonal local produce and have made a commitment to keeping food miles down.

Our produce are all locally sourced from the following suppliers:

  • Bread supplied daily by Cottage Bakery, Oulton.

  • Bacon and sausages by Howgate & Farrar, Woodlesford.

  • Meat, poultry, fruit and vegetables from Swillington Organic Farm.

  • Freshly ground coffee roasted in Leeds by Cielo.


We always have a range of daily specials on offer, in addition to our regular menu.

Local produce
Freshly baked cakes
Family owned cafe
Flower arranging class
Organic vegetables
Shabby chic interior
Multiuse function room
Craft fairs
Flower market
The Shop at rivers MEET
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