Leicester Hot Spot: Saints of Mokha


I’m a huge fan of coffee shops. I can study in one for hours just because I love the ambiance and the smell of coffee. My favourite one is called 200 Degrees, but today’s spotlight falls on another one that I went to a few days before I left Leicester for Christmas holiday.


A friend of mine discovered Saints of Mokha and mentioned it to me, so I stalked their Instagram and was immediately possessed with the urge to go. I won’t lie – I’m a sucker for repurposed pallets, pretty colours, and adorable latte art. I think it’s quite new; it gained momentum on social media pretty quickly and I hadn’t heard of it in previous years. They’re located at a convenient location – on Evington Road, just off London Road, almost around the corner from Domino’s Pizza. This makes them a measly 5-minute walk from uni, and the café has a lovely atmosphere that works before or after a long day. It’s pretty squishy, as there are only 4 or 5 proper tables and one seat along the window with a table, which is where my friend and I sat. The window seat is also right next to the front door, so beware of the people who don’t shut the door when it’s cold out.


My friend and I each had a smoothie bowl, which was full of healthy goodness (granola, fruits, yogurt, and various garnishes), and she had a turmeric latte to drink, and I had a rose latte. Each latte on the menu is a different colour, which excited me more than I care to admit, and each one has unique latte art that’s created on the top of the drink (my friend had a cat and I had a heart, and there are also swans).


I’m not sure I’d like to study here, as they don’t have working plugs and it’s very squishy, but it’s a really lovely place to just sit down with a friend or two and enjoy the unique coffee flavours and good food.


Here are some photos of Saints of Mokha that I took!


The coffee bar and the view of the café from the window seat.


Repurposed pallets are the overall aesthetic – I love it!


My friend and I got matching smoothie bowls, which were so delicious. She had a turmeric latte (the cat) and I had a rose latte, which sounds weird but is so lovely.


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Hello! My name is Lucie and I’m a final year Law student. I’m from Canada, so the goal is to give you some insight on what it’s like to live and study in Leicester from an international perspective. Alongside my studies, I am an Equality and Diversity Champion for the uni, and I do yoga regularly.

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