The Beginning

Northern Cobbler began its life back in 2010 by two friends and work colleagues looking to create a contemporary footwear brand with personality whilst maintaining their ethical beliefs. 

Since then we've travelled all over the world, from stunning Italy to vibrant India, visiting manufacturers, exhibiting at international trade fairs and exploring what the world has to offer in the area of shoe making. During our travels we discovered the vast and vibrant world of speciality coffee and that’s where our love for it started.

When it came to opening our retail store in 2015, we wanted to set ourselves apart. We decided to combine two of our passions, coffee and shoes - to create an experience by bringing a slice of our travels to our customers. Working closely with a local roaster we worked tirelessly to create a unique blend of coffee, which was reminiscent of our time travelling the world. We brought together two origins of coffee, Brazilian and Ethiopian to produce a truly unique coffee. From the moment our doors opened in the fashionable Clarendon Park area of Leicester we have been a focal point of Queens Road, gaining loyal local custom whilst also bringing in visitors from all over the country and the world.

Our story doesn’t end there, we’re just getting started. Due to the ever increasing demand for our coffee, both in the shop and at home, we took our first steps in to the vibrant world of roasting. We now have more control over the sourcing and roasting process. We’ll continue to experiment and try new blends to deliver even more variety to our customers at the same quality and value they rightfully expect from Northern Cobbler.


Our Objectives & Values

No business venture has a direct road map to success and whilst we’ve had to change our direction and make tough decisions our objective and mission statement have remained the same: to provide the best quality coffee and shoes to our customers - and to do it the right way. This all started as a passion project, combining our love of coffee and shoes and we never want to lose sight of that. Every step of our journey has been driven by passion and by how much we enjoy what we do. If we’re not enjoying what we’re doing then we’re doing it wrong.

Our core values are built around integrity (doing the right thing when nobody else is looking). Whether this be using fair trade coffee, full leather linings, recycled rubber soles, organic flour in our crepes or simply using compostable or recycled packaging to minimise waste. Whatever it is, you can be certain we'll continue to strive to do the right thing.