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Bru Coffee & Gelato Leicester

20-22 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 1DE, England
+44 116 251 9667
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (29 reviews)
“cakes” (21 reviews)
“ice cream” (20 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 23:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
20-22 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 1DE, England
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1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All in all the place is very nice looking. A lovely spread of gelato and cake as you enter, a petite open kitchen for any interesting eyes to watch the two nice and happy two work behind the counter, and to top it off a...More

Thank Gareth C
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Sadly, Ive never had to give below 5 stars to Bru. Its been our favourite place since we left uni. Yesterday, when we were served the lady touched her hair and then went to select the cakes. The trays we were served on were still...More

Thank anisacaptures
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Went in here for a hot chocolate with a friend and saw the gorgeous looking desserts, and had to try the Key Lime Cheesecake, which was fabulous! The hot chocolate was OK, nothing special, but with a bit of an aftertaste. This place seems to...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

nice and friendly cafee with good coffee quality and deserts too lovely design good service good cake with great ice coffee

Thank Heba Y
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

As the title says nice area,hitting sun outside and having a cold coffee perfectly! I think is the best1 in town! Sometimes the only problem is the miss understanding with the staff when we order but not a big deal! Keep going guyz!

Thank George P
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We had a couple of their cookie dough, ice cream desserts and fruit refresher drinks. They were all very nice. It was busy when we visited, so service took a little while. Shame that the one unisex toilet didn't have a lock on the door...More

Thank Angu5
brucoffee, Owner at Bru Coffee & Gelato Leicester, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hey, there! Thanks so much for taking time to leave us a review- we're so pleased you enjoyed your food and drink! We hope you'll pop back for some more soon! Oops! We're really sorry about the toilet. We have in fact two toilets- we're...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Ample outdoor seating under a large awning makes it popular no matter the weather. Coffee and scrummy cakes and ice cream are an irresistible lure. Quite popular with the uni students.

Thank Amin A
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Yummy cookies and cream waffles and nicely decorated place. It's good if you're on a diet but the portion size is a lot smaller than other dessert places around Leicester! It's not a sit and order type place though it's more a order and wait...More

Thank Vikki M
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Nice quirky coffee shop can be a little busy at times..loved my hot drink but dessert was a little sweet for my liking.would still go again!

Thank ayeshabibi1
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Firstly, before you even get into bru you have to get past the army of smokers in the doorway, the small area outside is filled with them throughout the day and you have to push your way through lots of chairs just to get in,...More

Thank katie0002018
brucoffee, Owner at Bru Coffee & Gelato Leicester, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hey, Katie. Thanks so much for taking time to leave us a detailed review. We can't tell you how much we appreciate the feedback- rest assured, we will take all your comments on board. We can only offer you our sincerest apologies and reassure you...More

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Questions & Answers
25 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from brucoffee | Property representative |
Hello, Chloe! We do have dairy free alternatives, including soya milk and coconut milk! Any of our drinks can be made with these instead of dairy!
Saphina B
21 June 2017|
Response from brucoffee | Property representative |
Hello, Saphina! A scoop of ice cream at bru Leicester is £2.15! But it's not just any ice cream, our gelato is produced locally just for us to an authentic Italian recipe! We hope to see you soon for a scoop or two!
27 April 2017|
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Response from brucoffee | Property representative |
Hello! We have quite the range of teas, from English Breakfast to Speciality Blends, so the price will depend on which lovely tea you go for! Do pop in and see what we have!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20-22 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 1DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 251 9667
  • E-mail
In a city populated by large coffee chains, bru is a new independent offering a very different experience. Our deliciously different menu is proper coffee (a specially crafted blend), freshly made food (lovely sandwiches made with locally baked bread), gorgeous gelato (made in Leicestershire to an Italian recipe - creamily delicious) and delicious desserts (cookie dough and waffle pops to name a few!)
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