Located in the trendy Headingley area of Leeds on Otley Road, Dare Cafe Restaurant serves up tasty Mexican and Italian dishes to lucky locals. Open seven days a week, by day this cafe is the perfect place to snuggle up with a coffee and some homely international cafe cuisine, while at night Dare Cafe Restaurant is a stylish hangout, winning the hearts of the area’s student crowd with its affordable cocktail and wine menus.
For over twenty years, Dare Cafe Restaurant has been a widely-known fixture in this area of Leeds, loved throughout Headingley for its quality international cuisine and welcoming atmosphere. Attracting diners to its stylish location on Otley Road, decorated with exposed brick walls and sleek furniture, all day, every day of the week, no matter whether it's morning or night, you’re guaranteed a good feed at this Headingley hotspot.
Head to Dare for breakfast and kick your day off with a tasty start by opting for the big breakfast or a bacon sandwich, chow down on a sandwich, ciabatta or some pasta come lunchtime or get yourself down to Leeds’ Dare in the evening for a full on Mexican or Italian feast. Share some tapas and a bottle of wine with friends or feast on some Italian and Mexican favourites like the florentina pizza topped with spinach, olives, capers, parmesan and an egg, or the sizzling fajitas served with a side of salsa, guacamole and sour cream.
We love Dare Cafe. Fantastic, interesting food and friendly service at a great price. Best Mexican food outside of a Mexican restaurant I have had.
Always love it at dare! Great food, great deals and the best staff. A headingley favourite and I can’t wait to try the new bottomless lunch!
Brilliant food and service 😊 as always. Polite and welcoming, we had a really enjoyable evening. This is somewhere I conrrehularky with friends and family.
Had a table booked for 9 people. The food we all had was really tasty. The staff were all helpful and accomodating with our orders. Would go again
A small venue and our server was very friendly and helpful. The menu is varied, atmosphere laid back and we enjoyed our evening. Starter nachos were delicious; good choice of lagers on tap; food was good and well prepared. The noise level was quiet enough so that we were able to have a proper conversation. The prices are very reasonable. Overall, a very nice experience and we would certainly go again.
Lovely restaurant. Friendly helpful staff, relaxing atmosphere & amazing food. Wanted to order everything on the menu & almost did. The food & drink prices are great value for money, portions sizes are great & presentation can't be faulted. Realising it was 241 on mains was an added bonus. Will definitely be back.
Dare Cafe Restaurant always serves reasonably priced but is always amazing quality and lovely staff. I recommend you to try the Mexican Beef Burrito -
5 of us visited for Friday lunch. Glad we booked as it was busy. The soup and sandwich deal was great value. The soup was really lush and I enjoyed my sandwich. Generous servings, friendly service, had chai tea
We always go to Dare when we visit Leeds for old times sake for when we used to live here. It never fails to disappoint. But we can never change from our favourite dish of choice as we like them too much!!!
What a great little restaurant, staff are polite and know what they are doing. Food tasted great but wasn't presented well. They seemed very under staffed as the staff were running around like headless chickens. Food took a little while to come out but overall experience was okay.