Posted on March 20, 2014
The very smell of toast says ‘comfort’, ‘home’, ‘more-ish’ so although I don’t even eat bread/ toast (crikey- it’s carbs!) … I do here!
toast house Ilkley is the brainchild of Natasha Byers and Lisa Jenkins. Opened just 6 months ago it is still a relatively new coffee house on the Ilkley scene but whereas Starbucks’ goal is to be third place (i.e 1.home, 2.work, 3.Starbucks) – this place for me is that… and then some. Everything you experience from the menu to the neon pink handwritten tags is their idea, it is absolutely 100% their STYLE OF LOVE. Oh do we LOVE those places!!
toast house is a place you feel. Everywhere you look there is ingenuity, creativity and quite frankly, fabulous kookiness! There are photographs of grandparents working in the mills, an old bench for kids to play at, sackcloth-covered old cinema seats… and for the love of all things ‘ahhh’ fairy lights that connect with that inner, year-round Christmas!!
The menu, quite simply is toast + a plethora of toppings, amazing cakes and the best coffee! You can buy the jam, the bread and (oh we have one) the hand-printed tote bag! toast house is a place we love because it is clearly two local girls having a blast and inviting the rest of us to join in the ride. I don’t know about you but I’m on board!
Love to hear what you think about toast house… your kind of place?!