I asked Dave for a brief note on how he started and his reasons behind it. "I started Laynes 5 years ago. I started making coffee over 5 years before that but between making my first espresso and opening Laynes I was lucky enough to travel a heck of a lot as a touring guitar tech. This was when I started to see coffee shops all over the US and Europe. There are a few that really stuck with me and my mission soon became to come back to Leeds and create a space in the city that was welcoming to all and made quality coffee an option to everyone who wanted it."