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Meet The Team


'We are just passionate people who want to serve fresh locally sourced food, real ales, craft lager  & exciting new wines to the Bradford & Kirklees area'


James is the back bone of the business & a very hands on manager.

James also has a passion for wine & the way it matches to food. He enjoys increasing customers knowledge of wine & the way it works with food.











Phone: 07921791322


We're open

Monday to Friday

9am -4pm


10am -3pm

(Food service 9am till 2.00pm)

James Heslegrave

Owner / Manager

After working in the catering and hospitality industry for the past 22 years working for Michelin restaurants to high volume gastro pubs and style bars. James decided to start his own business working along side the Arts charity Kala Sangam


The ethos of fresh food and amazing service are key to the fundamentals to The Rooftop Cafes goals.



Matthew Hillam

Lead Chef

Matthew has been the back bone to many business's in the West Yorkshire area.

He thrives off the busy and fast paced kitchen environment leading and support new chefs to the industry.

A chef will true talent of teaching and quality.

Matthew  has been pivotal to the many business growth both with James (owner) & other outlets.

He has a passion for real ales and the creative twists that this can bring to his food and style.

Sarah Burgan

Front of house lead

Sarah joined The Rooftop Cafe when it was formed in October 2017.

She strives for quality and customer service in the cafe and conferencing on a day to day basis.

Sarah has excellent delivery and customer service skill to satisfy any customer need which runs through her past career in the service sector.

She is the YES lady nothing ever to much trouble!

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