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North Star Coffee Shop & General Store opens at Leeds Dock


Featuring an on-site bakery in partnership with award-winning Noisette Bakehouse, next door to their on-site roastery and Coffee Academy which is one of three in the UK to deliver the full spectrum of SCA accredited Sensory Skills courses


Holly and Krag from North Star. Credit- Sara Teresa


After primarily operating as a wholesale business for the past four years, supplying around 100 independent coffee shops and restaurants across the UK, North Star Coffee Roasters have opened their first ever retail location at Leeds Dock.

Their new location features a coffee shop and general store which provides an advanced offering of specialty grade, ethically sourced coffee, freshly roasted to the highest standards possible at their on-site roastery. The unique offering incorporates a dedicated filter brew station with a regularly rotating menu of single origin coffees.

These coffee offerings are paired with a selection of freshly baked breakfast goods from the award-winning and innovative micro-bakery, Noisette Bakehouse; voted one of The Times 30 Best Bakeries in the UK and founded by fellow Young British Foodie Awards winner (Baker of the Year), Sarah Lemanski and co-founded by her sister Hannah Mather. Highlighting a strong focus on carefully curated, seasonal ingredients, their creations range from blueberry muffins made with sweet vanilla scented muffin batter and star anise scented crumb, to four cheese and rye scones to their trademarked Morning Cakeä which consists of a light white sour cream enriched cake batter, layered with a tonka bean centre, topped with an almond streusel crumb and dusted with cocoa powder and a signature sunrise. Freshly-made salads and small tartines will be offered up for lunch and there will be a rotating weekend brunch menu and a selection of alcohol from local brewers and distillers.

The general store will showcase unique food and drink producers from across the world such as chocolate by Cocoa Runners, artisan peanut butter from Yorkshire’s-own Proper Nutty, ethical hand wash from The Soap Co, relishes and jams by Rubies in the Rubble, Keep Cup’s reusable cups, local honey from Stickeys, Storm Tea, Kokoa Collection’s award-winning hot chocolate, sourdough loaves from Leeds Bread Co-op and various coffee brewing equipment.

Next door to the on-site roastery, is North Star’s purpose-built Coffee Academy, which is certified to deliver accredited SCA (Specialty Coffee Association) courses to industry professionals from across the globe. It is one of just three spaces in the UK set up to deliver the full spectrum of Sensory Skills courses and will shortly be able to host the full range of Coffee Diploma courses.

“We are really excited to open our first retail space at Leeds Dock right next door to the roastery and can’t wait to share all that goes on at North Star with our customers. The coffee shop will be a real neighbourhood spot providing a space for the local residents and office workers to come together – there will be something for everyone from a rotating coffee menu (roasted next door) to exclusive Noisette Bakehouse items baked onsite alongside a seasonal food menu and a short but select alcohol list. The general store element is a hugely important part of the offering and will be showcasing items from producers across the country whom we have worked with or admire.” – Holly Bowman, co-founder of North Star Coffee Roasters

North Star also recently launched their NEW ‘Spotlight’ range, which features some of the best-quality coffee, whilst also highlighting one of the most important issues that the coffee industry faces today; the waste generated from disposable cups that are non-biodegradable. The innovative packaging for the NEW ‘Spotlight’ range, consists of a sleeve and box which are made using 50% recycled coffee cup fibre, meaning that they are 100% recyclable and biodegradable. To achieve this, North Star worked closely with James Cropper; a family-run business in the Lake District who invested £5 million into a new recycling facility which uses groundbreaking machinery to effectively recycle paper cups into paper. In fact, they are just one of two facilities in the UK which are now geared up to recycle coffee cups. The beautiful new packaging and new coffee range will be available at the new coffee shop and general store.


Noisette Bakehouse * Coffee Shop * General Store
Unit 33, The Boulevard, Leeds Dock, Leeds LS10 1PZ

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri – 7am-7pm
Sat – 9am-5pm
Sun – 10am-4pm

@northstarcoffeeshop @noisettebakehouse

Coffee Shop & General Store * Roastery * Coffee Academy

Unit 33, The Boulevard, Leeds Dock, Leeds LS10 1PZ


Noisette Bakehouse