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Cafes in York and Top Afternoon Teas

York is renowned for serving up quintessentially English afternoon tea at cafés and tearooms across the city. Within the City Walls you can enjoy luxurious luncheons in historic buildings, decadent fresh roast coffee, homemade cakes and, for the ultimate decadent treat, a splash of Champagne. From street cafés to world famous Bettys tearooms, you're never far from a relaxing pit stop in York.

Top Afternoon Teas

A Taste of Yorkshire

BettysBettys Café and Tea Rooms have been serving afternoon tea for almost a century. Try the Lady Betty Afternoon Tea with finger sandwiches, scones and cakes.

5-Star Treatment

Five Star Treatment at the The Grand Hotel & Spa  The Grand Afternoon Tea is a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds, available with or without bubbles. For a tipsy twist, try our Hendrick’s G&Tea.

A Royal Treat

Garden RoomSet in the stunning Garden Room, tea-takers at the newly refurbished Royal York Hotel can enjoy wonderful views across the gardens and out to York Minster.
Rowntree Park Reading Cafe

York 01904 551489

A Vibrant space suitable for all ages. Serving food and offering a full library service.

Roberto Gelato

York 01904 849500

Authentic Italian Gelato. Home made daily on the premises. Also available are coffee, crepes, cakes and sandwiches.

Cafe No.8 @ York Art Gallery

York 01904 624721

Serving breakfasts, cakes, light bites and lunches and a variety of drinks, we offer the perfect start or end to your visit to the Gallery. And of course, we are just as happy to see you even if you’re not visiting the Gallery!

Bagel Nash

York 01904 652270

We’ve been perfecting our bagels since 1987 and you can find them freshly filled in York’s Coppergate Shopping Centre!


York 01904 864964

Artisan bread shop and cafe serving cakes, pastries and paninis and sandwiches and daily specials.

Brew and Brownie

York 01904 647420

Contemporary, rustic & stylish cafe in York city centre. Emphasis on seasonal & local food, great coffee & loose leaf teas.

Afternoon Tea

York 01904 380045

For a little afternoon indulgence, look no further than The Grand. Perfect for any occasion whether a celebration or just because. The Grand’s tower of treats is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.


York 01904 541100

Cakes d'Licious is a gorgeous 1940's style, vintage tearoom in York. We offer a delicious range of homemade treats and a counter full of tempting cakes, fresh bread and a variety of speciality loose teas and freshly brewed coffee.


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