The 6 Best Student Eateries in Leicester 

By Student Digs on September 17th, 2021


A fantastic breakfast and lunch eatery in the heart of St. Martin’s Square. KAI is famous for its sweet and savoury American-style pancakes alongside an array of brunch options catering to everyone’s needs. Large portions are given for a very reasonable price. The staff are extremely friendly and attentive, and the cafe has the perfect cosy atmosphere – the prime location for a spot of lunch!

Gelato Village 

Located right next to KAI, Gelato Village boasts a variety of classic and quirky gelato flavours. The delicious, silky-smooth gelato can be enjoyed alone or paired with a steaming hot waffle. New recipes are created throughout the year with the use of fresh and seasonal fruit – you truly will be spoilt for choice! The staff are very accommodating, allowing customers to have a taste before committing to which gelati they want. Get yourself down there!


If you’re looking for a restaurant with a lively atmosphere, look no further! Barceloneta is located on the busy Queens Road, offering authentic Spanish cuisine with vibrant Spanish music – you will feel like you’re in Spain! There is an endless list of tapas to choose from, the staff are more than happy to advise you with their expertise and the food and drink are great value for money.

Heritage India 

If you’re craving an Indian, then Heritage India is where you should be! You will be escorted in with a warm and inviting welcome. The restaurant can facilitate many dietary requirements, such as vegan, halal or gluten free. The food is fresh, filling and flavoursome and will certainly leaving you wanting to go again!

Saints of Mokha 

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect coffeeshop to be completing those last-minute assignments, Saints of Mokha is the place to be. The shop is very intimate and has a cosy ambience to it. The attention to detail by the baristas is impeccable – the coffee looks too pretty to drink! I would recommend the red velvet latte; you will not be disappointed!

OGGI Simply Italian 

If your Italian taste buds are tingling, OGGI will rectify that! An independent Italian situated on London Road, OGGI provides authentic Italian cuisine in a sophisticated setting. OGGI is perfect for celebrating those special occasions. The service is above and beyond, making it a memorable dining experience. A special mention to the tiramisu and profiteroles!

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