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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.
Gatehouse Coffee

York 01904 464050

Located within the city walls, connected to the UK's only remaining barbican, enjoy expertly crafted espresso drinks and homemade food in an atmosphere that is truly unique. Our medieval café is well worth the walk down Walmgate!

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.

Roberto Gelato

York 01904 849500

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

The Balloon Tree Farmshop and Cafe

York 01759 373023

At the Balloon Tree we aim to produce and sell as much top quality food as possible from this site all year round.

The Cafe at Field & Fawcett

York 01904 489073

The Cafe at Field & Fawcett, part of the award winning wine merchant and delicatessen Field & Fawcett, serves home cooked, classic food from breakfast to tea time.

Fossgate Social


Small licensed coffee bar in York's foremost foodie quarter. Our relaxed atmosphere, speciality coffee, craft beer, brunches and cocktails make us a bit special.

Tower Vue Café

York 01904 647963

A local independent cafe with a friendly atmosphere situated in a picturesque part of York, looking on to Cliffords Tower.

Theatre Royal

York 01904 658162

The York Theatre Royal Café Bar offers a delicious range of hot and cold drinks, and a tempting array of dishes.


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