Near the castle, above Moorey's Health Store. Serves vegan and gluten free options including cold deli items and cheeses. There is a specials of the day board and some GF and vegan deserts too. Formerly Beau's Kitchen. Open Tue-Sat 11:00-15:00.

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25 Reviews

First Review by Sernicki


Points +635

18 Aug 2023

Lovely salads, falafel, soups, in fact everything was great.

Skipton on market day is busy in the summer. Luckily we waltzed straight into a table for four at The Leaf and Bean. A small establishment above a health food shop. Note. If following Apple Maps, at the time I write this, it is in the wrong location. The Café is at the top of the high street on the left as you look at the church not near the car park in the middle. Anyhow, a great lunch was had by the four of us and a lot of the other options coming out looked equally excellent. Top marks.

Pros: Great tasty food, Reasonably priced



Points +52

14 Aug 2023

Great vegan options

Great selection of sandwiches lunches and cakes. Vegan and vegetarian. Definitely recommend for families as well.


Points +18

05 Aug 2023

Delicious plant based food

We work around the corner and order to take out, usually the falafel and hummus pita with a delicious salad. The roast peppers are lovely plus the red cabbage in the salad. Great combination and excellent value for money. The best in Skipton (in my opinion).


Points +967

31 Jul 2022

Great food with a nice view

Went to the Leaf & Bean for lunch after spotting it near the castle, the outside is deceiving!!
The menu had a wide range of different options, which my non vegan friend was also excited about. I had the houmous and red pepper sandwich which was served with some nice salad. Also tried a chocolate brownie which was gooey and indulgent.
Would recommend this little place!!

Updated from previous review on 2022-07-30

Pros: Tasty and fresh food , Lots of options , Good location


Points +24

22 Jul 2022


Ordered a panini but got a hot dog roll instead. If your not going to get what’s on the menu then you should be advised so you can make a decision. After all the customer is paying.


Points +96

27 Jun 2022

Excellent place.

This cafe has been going a long time but I think it’s the best it’s been. Vegan breakfast was excellent. Beware, my partner had soup and the trio of salads and it’s a lot !! Date and oat slice is lovely, we always get some to take away.

Pros: Lots of vegan options.


Points +3363

31 May 2022

Lovely cafe

Really lovely cafe in Skipton. Over a veggie health food shop. The sausage sandwich was delicious and I also got a millionaire shortbread to go which was very tasty and only £1.50. Very nice cafe - highly recommend.

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-31


Points +4242

27 Sep 2020

Lovely cafe with Vegan options

The Leaf & Bean cafe is part of Moorey's Health Store, on the first floor over the shop and only recently reopened after lockdown.

The shop has a huge selection of vegan products for everyone, along with a refill station for items like washing up liquid, hand soaps, toilet cleaner etc, chilled and frozen products. The cafe menu is reduced, which is understandable due to Covid but there was plenty to choose from.

We ordered a pot of Earl Grey tea with oat milk, a red pepper houmous jacket potato with broccoli, cauliflower, leek and pea salad with garlic dressing for me and mushroom pate with cucumber sandwich served with three of the daily salads for hubby. The jacket potato was huge with plenty houmous and the salad was so scrumptious I will be stealing the recipe idea, what a great way to get your raw vegetables. Hubby thoroughly enjoyed his lunch and having a big pot of tea is a winner, nothing worse than only being served a cup.

I love Leaf and Bean cafe, the staff were brilliant, so friendly and helpful and we felt totally safe during our lunch visit and we will definitely be revisiting when next in Skipton.

Updated from previous review on 2016-06-20

Pros: Vegetarian, Serves vegan options, Has a healthfood shop and takeaway underneath


Points +1379

03 Sep 2020

Food is lovely

Really surprised about how much taste they pack in their food - wasn’t expecting it. Not that comfortable for a cafe and the menu was obviously a bit limited, as they are everywhere because of the pandemic at the moment. Bit of a nightmare if there’s a crying baby. But they do say that there is building upgrading going on. Brilliant and friendly service. We had the hummus and falafel salad pitta, trio salad, vegan cheese and pickle sandwich and a soup of the day - all tasted beautiful. Good price. Recommended.

Pros: Loads of flavour, Friendly team


Points +62

29 Aug 2020

Nice find

This is easy to miss as it is above the health food store which you have to walk through to get to the cafe. It is fully Vegetarian with a great selection of Vegan food. Sandwiches, jacket potatoes and soup. They also have a daily special board and we ordered a delicious sausage casserole which came with great chunks of seeded bread. It’s very reasonable priced with good portion size, and the staff are very friendly. Will definitely visit again.
The health food shop is also worth a visit with a good choice of Vegan food and some lovely soaps.

Pros: Town centre location , Good choice, Reasonable price

Cons: Easy to miss as access is through the shop


Points +22

06 Mar 2020


Chocolate gooey (vegan) brownie was absolutely delicious!! Great choice of foods - a bloody good find!


Points +150

30 Nov 2019

Revitalised and Renewed

Now trading above the renamed health food shop Moorey's, but very similar just with better facilities and they now accept cards payments. Friendly welcoming staff and delicious mostly vegan food. They are changing the specials menu a little too by doing mostly substantial lunch dishes such as curry etc, plus soup of the day, and vegan cakes. The table menu has a good sandwich and soup offer which is a main meal in itself and baked potatoes, etc. My sweet potato and tofu burger was excellent though and the three salads were scrumptious (riced cauliflower, red cabbage, beetroot and kidney beans, and green salad). They seem to do evening meals from time too which I must try.

Pros: Good value with vegan cakes and nice salads.

Cons: Accessibility - stairs are steep and narrow.


Points +42

23 Aug 2019

Lovely little place

Small vegetarian cafe above a health food shop but lots of vegan options available!
Small lunch menu but good quality delicious fresh food !
Really good value as was cheap but good portions & was clear that the food was freshly prepared
Friendly staff & service
We were visiting Skipton on holiday but would definitely visit again if in the area

Pros: Good number of vegan options , Freshly prepared food , Good portions

Cons: Upstairs so would be difficult for pushchair, Inaccessible for wheelchairs


Points +54

03 May 2019


Been here a few times. Good quality food and friendly staff always make you welcome. Recommend

Pros: Good food and drink, Staff


Points +76

31 Mar 2019

Good choice for vegans

We came here because the vegan menu has disappeared from The Castle Inn. Vegan falafel burger was very nice and the salads were tasty, portions are huge! The food and service were good, but the facilities were poor.

Pros: Lots of vegan options and no meat on the premises

Cons: Toilets/washroom need ripping out and replacing


Points +355

29 Oct 2018

Excellent vegan options

Small cafe with just 10 tables, above their shop, and situated at the top end of the main street, overlooking the grounds of the castle.
We went on a day when their oven had broken (or maybe it was the gas supply itself) so there were fewer options available than usual.
Nevertheless the food we had was excellent. We had two different types of sandwiches, the mushroom pate and the hummus & pepper. Both were tasty, with good portion sizes and served with a couple of delicious side salads.
I will say also that their cake - a Black Forest Chocolate Tart- was hands down one of the best cakes I've eaten in ages!

Pros: Good portions. And cake!, Very good value

Cons: None


Points +236

16 Oct 2018

Lovely veggie cafe with lots of vegan options

A lovely vegan cafe / health food shop in Skipton with lots of vegan options including lots of cakes

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Cake!, Lovely shop downstairs

Cons: None


Points +38

27 Jul 2018


Was excited to eat here. On arrival it had a funny smell and looked grubby... like old house smell. Ordered the jackfruit burger which was ok. Seen him microwaving it which was a bit off putting. Portion was massive but was a bun split in 2 piled with food (not a burger) didn't like the 2 side salads.

Pros: reasonable price

Cons: as above


Points +3455

30 May 2018


My Dad and I both had soup and a sandwich- mine was vegan cheddar cheese and chutney, his veggie cheddar and chutney. Good choice of options by the way! The salad came with quinoa. Dad (despite being 69) had never eaten it before. He found it bland and left it on the plate. I tried to explain and tried a bit of his. In fairness it did seem a bit claggy, not light and fluffy at all ... perhaps the bottom of the bowl? Service excellent.

Pros: Service excellent , Lots of choices well marked in the menu , Easy to find on high street

Cons: Needs more flavour perhaps


Points +44

30 Sep 2017

Lovely plave

A really sweet little cafe above a well stocked health food shop. A lot of the menu is vegan, I had a coffee with a scone and jam which was all very nice, my daughter had a peppermint tea and they only charged me a pound for it because she's only 2 which was a much appreciated gesture.

Pros: vegan options, friendly staff, nice location


Points +1234

20 Jun 2017

B E A-utiful!

Popped by for a quick drink, the café is situated above a fantastic health food shop (great array of items in there too!). The menu looked great, a wide selection of completely vegan options, as well as sweet treats. Cheery atmosphere and everyone seemed to be enjoying their food too. We just grabbed some drinks and they were spot on. Clean venue and the staff were very pleasant, hope I can call by again to grab some food!

Pros: Vegan options, Great location, Friendly and clean environment

Cons: Upstairs, not accessible for all.


Points +18

20 Apr 2017

small cosy cafe

I visited with a friend , she had the quiche of the day and I had a Gluten free and vegan humous and roast pepper sandwich. Both options came with two fresh vegan salads which were very nice. There is a specials of the day board and plenty of wheat free, gluten free, and vegan options, including puddings. The staff were friendly and cheerful.

Pros: lots of vegan/wheat free/gluten free overlap on th


Points +38

25 Jan 2014

Nice Busy upstairs Cafe

I had a nice simple vegan curry since the other vegan optin was sold out at 1pm, very popular friendly place with an excellent atmosphere plus a handy health food shop downstairs. Not cheap but fair price for the food,service & district, my 3 omni. ghests, 2 of whom are locals very much enjoyed it to

Pros: Atmosphere, Staff, Food

Cons: Price


Points +31

Mostly Veg
16 Aug 2011

Reasonably OK

Very busy, reasonable menu. My aubergine parmigiana was rather heavy on the tomatoes but not bad. Other half had a cheese on granary with lots of seeds etc. and some salad. He enjoyed it. Together with a couple of soft drinks bill came to around £18. The cheese and onion pie looked very good and everyone seemed happy. If we are in SKipton again we will come back.


Points +390

05 Aug 2006

Please visit

On arrival we had to queue to get a seat which in my opinion is a good thing for a veggie cafe. Once sat down we ordered the soup of the day (Courgette and celery) which was fantastic and vegan. The service was great and vegan options were marked and they had a good seletion. A must go place for veggies and vegans to support a local venture.

Pros: Healthy, Good food, well priced

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