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Circles Cafe, Coffee Shop and Gin Bar


East Lodge, York, YO1 7DP

Tel: 07814 962253

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Exterior of the Circles Cafe

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About us

Circles is a quaint family run coffee shop, café and bar with a gorgeous garden area located right on the River Ouse offering unparalleled views over York and the river.

With our excellent homemade food and drinks selection (including speciality hand-picked Gin's), we hope you can pop into our historic grade II listed building and enjoy it as much as we do... We offer a comprehensive artisan food menu to tempt you. So whether you're stopping by for a morning coffee, lunch, or an afternoon snack, we've got you covered...

We pride ourselves on providing only the best quality coffee, food and alcoholic refreshments, and work with local suppliers to source the freshest, highest quality offerings for our customers.

We have a fully-licensed bar and are available for private hire/ functions. We are also pet friendly.

Come rain or shine…a warm welcome will always await you.

Please check out our website for more details.


Best Wishes,

Karl and Julia

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday - Saturday10:00 - 22:30
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 22:30

Tues: 10:00 - 4:00
Thurs: 10:00 - 4:00
Fri: 10:00 - 10:30
Sat: 10:00 - 10:30
Sun: 10:00 - 4:00

Special Offers



  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments
  • Specialities - Daily specials, including homemade quiches, soups and scones with jam


  • Children welcome
  • Pushchairs available


  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Sole use of venue

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups


  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2019

Road Directions

We are located on Lendal Bridge between York railway station and the Minster.Accessible by Public Transport: York Train Station station is 0.1 miles away.

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
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