Yorkshire and The Humber

Avanti, Ilkley

2 February 2008

In the centre of Ilkley is the Avanti Coffee Company, which seems to be the best (and only) coffee shop in town.

A good stop-off point if you’re heading up into the Yorkshire Dales.

Avanti, Ilkley

This has the indefinable feel of a young person’s coffee shop: chrome surfaces; youthful baristers; neon lighting; the careless mis-spelling of “cappucino”.

Avanti, Ilkley Avanti, Ilkley

That said, it’s a nice place. There are daily papers, outside tables, a couple of comfy chairs and the coffee is fair trade (I assume because of the fair trade signs). The huge windows are good for watching the world pass by… pity the views are limited to walls and a car park.

Avanti, Ilkley Avanti, Ilkley

The usual selection of coffees is available. There are also smoothies, cakes, lunchtime snacks and even beer and wine.

Avanti, Ilkley

Counter service slowed things down a bit. I wonder why they don’t bring drinks to the table; it wouldn’t be much bother in such a small place.

Still, I’d happily visit again.

6 The Grove Promenade
LS29 8AF

We visited on 2 February 2008.

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  • louise 8 June 2014 at 9:56 am

    This coffee shop has since changed hands and it’s service has vastly improved- so too has its coffee and menu overall. Highly recommend a visit- especially to support local business as opposed to the vast coffee chains. Very good prices too!

    • Cosy Coffee Shops 8 June 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Hi Louise, thanks for letting us know.

  • bob moore 25 January 2015 at 11:19 am

    Their gluten free chocolate brownies are the best I’ve ever tasted, by a country mile.