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About

Our House

A LITTLE IDEA WE HAD

Situated in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, House of Koko is the brain-child of Shanshan Zhu and Chris Ball. A properly independent coffee and tea house that sells Northstar coffee, a selection of premium loose teas and healthy, seasonal food. Not forgetting the cake bar stocked with delicious and curious cakes to make the driest mouth water.

Shanshan is behind the vision for how the shop looks and feels. Homely, hence "House of", and welcoming. It's important to Shanshan that you're met with a smile as soon as you come through the door.

The name comes from the fact that 'if' Chris and Shanshan had a daughter she would have had the nickname "Koko". But they had a gorgeous little boy who can often be found careening around the shop at the end of the day.

We can't stress enough how important each and every customer is to us. We still feel flattered every time someone chooses to come and spend time in House of Koko, let alone when they come back.

We're more than just a coffee shop

Shanshan

Owner

Noodle fanatic. Koko is her baby. She's the boss.

Shanshan

Chris

Owner

Spends most of the time designing with his crayons.

Chris

James

Manager

Not just a pretty face. Really useful at reaching the top shelf.

James

Lara

Assistant Manager

The engine of Koko.

Lara

Crystal

Staff

Queen of selfies. THE baker of cakes.

Crystal

Leon

Staff

Soft hands.

Leon