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The Best Cafes to Visit in York Bison Coffee House | Wheldrakes | Partisan | Brew & Brownie
Eat and Drink
July 2024
Reading time 4 Minutes

Treat yourself to something delicious in York this weekend

Make a pit stop at one of these fabulous cafes for a drink and tasty treat.
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Bettys Café Tea Rooms

York, Northallerton, Harrogate and Ilkley
0800 456 1919

Bettys might have been created by a Swiss baker and confectioner, but it has become a true Yorkshire institution. Afternoon teas remain a favourite and Bettys’ iconic Fat Rascals are a thing of baking beauty.

Bison Coffee House

17 Heslington Road, York
YO10 5AR
01904 637607
An independent coffee house, Bison serve speciality coffee from around the world and change their blend every few days, meaning serial coffee drinkers can try a variety of flavours. Pair your choice of hot drink with a speciality bagel, toastie or pastry.

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Brew & Brownie

5 and 9 Museum Street, York
01904 647420

Located just two doors apart from each other, each Brew & Brownie is the perfect place for a leisurely breakfast, brunch or lunch, or just coffee and cake. Using quality local ingredients, including Terrington free-range eggs, Staal Smokehouse salmon and Stalling Busk preserves, dishes range from brioche French toast and eggs royale to the popular stack of fluffy American pancakes with speciality toppings.


112 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX
01904 629866

A vibrant, independent coffee shop and licensed restaurant where breakfast, brunch and lunch plates are served every day of the week, alongside fabulous afternoon teas. The team of chefs here work with local producers and growers, as well as using their own herbs and flowers grown at their farm on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, and as a result the seasonal menus change regularly to reflect availability.

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The Pig and Pastry

35 Bishopthorpe Road,
York YO23 1NA
01904 675115

This family-run neighbourhood café has built an enviable reputation as one of the top brunch spots on the bustling ‘Bishy Road’. The food is locally-sourced and refreshingly creative and they serve everything from breakfast and brunch to lunch, with daily-changing specials and lots of delicious home baking.


5C Goodramgate, York YO1 7LJ
07940 210670

This indie café is the perfect pit stop for a good cuppa (try their own house blend coffee) and a sweet treat whilst exploring the walled city, but it’s also a popular choice for breakfast and lunch (we love the eggs Benedict). They have an ever-changing variety of scones and you’re spoilt for choice with their freshly-baked cakes on the counter. There’s no need to book and you can always be sure of friendly service here.

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