We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5 Guildhall Lane, Leicester, England
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 36: English reviews
Level Contributor
30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I work next door to this place and it a very friendly coffee shop that also prepares nice fresh food too,

Helpful?
Thank Judy B
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent coffee shop in the heart of Leicester's cathedral area. A stones throw from the King Richard III visitor centre, it serves award winning coffee, fruit juices, cakes and lunchtime snacks and meals. Offering gluten, dairy and wheat free options - it has something for everyone in a spotless, tastefully decorated and comfortably stylish environment. Whether hunkered down in low... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vermont199
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

If you're going to be in a service industry the very least you have to be is polite and you also have to offer great service. This place has neither a polite host or great service. Almeida is akin to stepping into a medieval dungeon for drinks to be greeted by the executioner with his axe in hand. I cannot... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Carl_Jung2014
Leicester, England
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

A great little coffee shop, handy for the centre of town. Always lovely foo, a warm welcome and the best coffee in Leicester. Much better than the chains.

Helpful?
Thank Hilary P
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I have been going to Almeida for 14 or 15 years, whenever I'm in town. In its favour is that the coffee is *usually* (but not consistently) good, and I love their toasted sandwiches. The prices are also good and haven't increased dramatically in the time I've been going. Sadly, there is the negative, too. Even though I've been seeing... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank ThomasAndrews
Rugby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Called here on a trip to Leicester, and it was my first visit. It was a small café with small room downstairs and another upstairs. There was a small and pretty courtyard at the back. There was a large menu with choice of paninis, rolls with large range of fillings available. There was a good choice of cold drinks- I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Norma P
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Skip the chains and go here. They know how to serve great coffee and actually treat you like a human

Helpful?
Thank Chris W
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Lovely coffee. Lovely snacks. Charming, hardworking lady. Free Times newspaper and free, old men's and ladies fashion magazines. The man clearly has very severe difficulties relating to customers in a positive way and I suggest he attends a counselling course.

Helpful?
7 Thank Wigstoncyclist
Level Contributor
53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I've been to this cafe a few times and it is over priced for what you get. I find the man behind the counter rude at times, not sure if that is just how he is. They have good homemade stuff and always seem busy... But I think the service is questionable :( shame really. They don't serve anything with... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Sinyaken
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
413 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I've been in here a couple of times and found it less busy than other places nearby, which is useful at times. The coffee was good and that's what it's about.

Helpful?
Thank big-blue-eyes

Travellers who viewed Almeida also viewed

Leicester, Leicestershire
Leicester, Leicestershire
 
Leicester, Leicestershire
Leicester, Leicestershire
 

Been to Almeida? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Guildhall Lane, Leicester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
Description
AKA ALmeida Coffee and Juice Company

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Almeida staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?