Yorkshire and The Humber

Leoni, Malton

16 December 2006

Leoni is a charming coffee shop in the small North Yorkshire town of Malton.

Leoni, Malton Leoni, Malton

Simon Robertson, the owner, fell in love with coffee culture while backpacking around the world (a man after my own heart). He is a passionate, friendly chap and serves a terrific brew.

Simon has collected various national barista titles and competed successfully at the World Barista Championships. Leoni won the BSA Best Beverage Experience Award 2006, a national prize in recognition of outstanding coffee shops.

Leoni, Malton

Despite the accolades, the café retains a rustic, down-to-earth appearance. Old tables, untidy bookshelves and piles of newspapers. It is welcoming, charming and utterly unpretentious.

Leoni, Malton Leoni, Malton

This is a haven for coffee lovers. The menu describes the varied options in detail. I plumped for a cappuccino, which was (and remains, as of August 2008), the best cappuccino I’ve ever had; carefully prepared and presented, with stunning taste.

There is food available of course, but plenty of space (downstairs and up) for sitting with just a hot drink.

Leoni, Malton Leoni, Malton

If Simon is not around his well-trained baristas take good care and serve with a friendly smile.

It’s a super place in the finest traditions of coffee culture.

BSA Best Beverage Experience Award: (http://www.beverageserviceassociation.com/awards.asp.
Simon Robertson is quoted extensively in this BBC article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7204551.stm

Amended August 2008


Address
16 Wheelgate
Malton
North Yorkshire

We visited on 16 December 2006.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Catherine Moss 6 July 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Excellent lunch stop with friends. Good coffee, food and service

  • Reply Bethany Asquith-Beecroft 13 October 2009 at 12:09 pm

    NICE! Lovely hot choclate

  • Reply Lorraine Frank 28 October 2009 at 10:11 am

    This cafe serves the best espresso for miles around. I visit it whenever I am in Malton and am never disappointed, I can recommend their food as well

  • Reply Amy Mella 12 September 2010 at 10:23 am

    I LOVE LEONI, BEST COFFEE EVER!!! ALWAYS DROP IN ON A SATURDAY LUNCH TIME. LOVE THE CHEESE ON TOAST, SOOO CHEESY, PLEASE CAN I HAVE A JOB THERE!! LOVE YOU XX

  • Reply Cosy Coffee Shops 12 September 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Amy, as you visit Leoni every Saturday you’re best best is to apply for a job in person. This website has no connection with Leoni and we can’t forward messages.

  • Reply Gill Steele 11 October 2010 at 1:36 pm

    The best coffee in Britain. Worth travelling from Norfolk for one of Simon’s coffees. Great atmosphere. A very special place.

  • Reply Jon & Andrea 23 November 2010 at 3:34 pm

    We visit most Fridays or Saturdays sometimes both! excellent Coffee, lovely food and wonderful staff.

  • Reply JESUS 6 October 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I VERY MUCHLY ENJOYED MY AFTERNOONLY COFFEE STOP. I WAS RATHER PLEASED TO SEE THE LOVE AND AFFECTION FOR DELICIOUS COFFEE, HOWEVER NEXT TIME I WOULD PREFER SOME ICED-TEA (BECAUSE THATS THE CRAZE IN THE HOLY LAND) ANYWAY, AS MUCH AS I LOVED THE SERVICE A ‘VIPHP’ (VERY IMPORTANT HOLY PERSON) DESIGNATED AREA WOULD BE MUCHLY APPRECIATED SO I DONT HAVE TO SIGN ALL THOSE BIBLE BASHERS BIBLES (:

    YOURS FAITHFULLY,

    JESUS, SON OF GOD.

    • Reply Carole 7 October 2013 at 7:40 pm

      Good atmosphere and great coffee.
      Cafe has a unique feel, with a style of it’s own.
      Will return!

  • Reply Marie & Michael 12 September 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Your cafe was recommended to me by a lovely Irish lass who owns the local ‘Barber’ just down the road. It turned out to be an excellent recommendation. Our Panini and salad was great, followed by a yummy carrot cake, Apple & cinnamon pastry with a great cup of coffee that really hit the spot!
    Thanks to chef, pastry cook and the friendly young ladies who served us. Big thank you from two happy New Zealanders

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