Pickard’s Tea Room is a small café located on Woodhouse Lane in Leeds. From the outside it looks like any of the other sandwich shops on the street. Inside the décor is slightly aged, but it gives the place a slightly vintage feel, alongside the cute cups and saucers used to serve food. The interesting furniture added to this feel, and included a table painted as a chessboard, with pieces available to allow customers to play if they choose to. On the day I visited there were a few spare seats, so I chose to eat in. A whole variety of sandwiches and hot drinks are sold. I settled on the jasmine pearl tea which came in a Japanese style teapot, with just the right amount for one person. I also purchased a brie and tomato sandwich which was delicious. Both were reasonably priced.
Pickard’s has a funky feel to it and the food is great. I wish I’d discovered this place sooner and visited more during my time at university in Leeds.