Bru Coffee & Gelato

This luscious little place is where I like to go for lunch most days when I am at work. Leicester has a lot of fantastic little independent cafes in the Calls and away from the city centre, and Bru is among the best of them.


Particularly suited to those with a sweet tooth, Bru offers a mouth watering variety of cakes, waffled, crepes, milkshakes, tea, and coffee. They also offer a convenient yet gourmet selection of breakfasts for people with little time in the morning; you can choose from their choice of cereals, porridges, and freshly baked croissants. All of these, of course, can be ordered to go.

The door to Bru is always open and a constant concoction of delicious smells and upbeat music floats down Granby Street. The cakes and gelato selection are displayed behind a thin layer of glass, drawing in hungry passers-by. It’s the gelato that got me; bright colours and exotic flavours like Stem Ginger, Fizzy Cola, Apple & Cherry, and Peanut Butter Delight will tantalise your eyes and taste buds.


Here are some ways you can enjoy the Bru gelato:

  • Affagato- a shot of espresso poured over a scoop of vanilla Gelato
  • A Bru Bronkie (a combination of a cookie and a brownie)
  • Leige Waffle and Gelato
  • A milkshake
  • A sundae

Personally, I recommend all of them. They are that good.

Also, did I mention the whole place is decorated with books? There is a definite literary feel to the atmosphere and the friendly environment means that you can go in and do some writing, read a book, do some homework etc. It feels a lot like you have just stepped into a bustling cafe in New York, where the people are creative and the food even more so.


20-22 Granby St, City Centre, Leicester LE1 1DE | Mon to Thurs 7:30am-11pm, Sat 8am-11pm, Sun 9:30am-10pm


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