House of Koko – Now in Oakwood

House of Koko, Chapel Allerton’s popular brunch spot, has now opened another branch in Oakwood, at the premises previously occupied by Hessian.

Oakwood matches Chapel Allerton Koko’s brunch offering and Hessian the friendly and knowledgeable Hessian staff will remain, then in April, the venue will channel some of their sister venue, Distrikt bar in Leeds City Centre. They’ll open in the evenings with a menu of small plates, wine and cocktails, and perhaps DJs to help entertain diners.

Lebanese avocado

House of Koko Owner, Rosita Roger:

“We‘re so excited to expand into another exciting Leeds foodie suburb. This up-and-coming area already has some fab foodie offerings, and we’re so happy to be joining the club.  Establishing ourselves as a regular evening venue is also an exciting new step for us, and a challenge we are ready to meet head-on!” 

The Bennie with wild mushrooms

Showcasing Great Local Produce

Ingredients will be sourced locally as far as is possible. (The coffee might present too great a challenge, although North Star will have done the roasting!) Savvy Baker and Glazed & Confused provide the cakes, and more local suppliers and growers will no doubt join them as time allows.

Turkish eggs


“Once we have the evenings up and running, hopefully in April, we’ll be using a good friend of mine – Leng Libation – for cocktails. We’ll also have some local breweries on tap and some great organic wine. We’re also planning “picnic packages” for the summer – watch this space!” 

Maple banana and pecan pancakes

Vegan options are available, as well as a range of dishes from the healthy to the indulgent. Food events and pop-ups will be continuing at Oakwood, as regulars are joined by new customers through the day, and before too long, into the evening. House of Koko will continue to serve up plenty of vegan options alongside both healthy and indulgent brunch dishes, from the likes of Turkish eggs to maple syrup-smothered banana and pecan pancakes. Keep your eyes peeled for the evening menu!

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