Unfortunately due to Covid 19 our café is currently closed.

For further information on what we are currently offering please see click here.



Supporting Our Community

Inkwell Arts Cafe provides a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space for people with lived experience of mental health issues. As part of Leeds Mind our aim is to give individuals the opportunity to gain work and life skills, increase self-confidence and self-esteem. Currently, the cafe provides over 20 volunteering opportunities that give volunteers crucial hands-on catering work experience and training. All our cafe volunteers are trained to excellent industry standards enabling them to produce quality food and the finest beverages in Leeds.

The cafe financially supports the wider work we do for communities across Leeds. Monies raised feedback into our charitable objectives. Leeds Mind supports people experiencing mental health issues to lead full, active and rewarding lives using art and creativity as a tool to aid recovery. We provide a full programme of accessible art classes, social events and support many other volunteering roles at the centre.

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Art & Food

Powerful tools to maintining good mental health

We believe that by nourishing the soul with delicious nutritous food and using art and creativity as a tool we can maintain a robust mental health and wellbeing.

Providing a safe space with creative and meaningful activities to help people build confidence, self-purpose, have conversations, share ideas and be part of a community is what we offer daily at Inkwell.

Meal Offers

We offer a meal deal to anyone who joins one of our art classes during the week. Choose anything from our menu and pay just £3.50. *Please note: this applies to weekday classes that are organised and run by Inkwell only (Tuesdays – Fridays)

There are art and craft activities for all ages and abilities: from painting to sewing, felting to jewellery making.

For a full list of our classes and events please click the download button below.

Each meal, craft or cup of coffee you enjoy with us contributes to supporting and funding our organisation which has a positive impact on the lives of people with mental health issues.

If you’d like to join our team at the cafe and volunteer with us please click here for more details.