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York Restaurants & Bars. Places to eat out in York

Cafes and Tearooms in York


The Bar Convent Cafe
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17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ, Tel: 01904 464910, Email

The Bar Convent Café is the perfect place to meet family, friends or colleagues or just to escape the bustle of the city centre and enjoy a spot of lunch. Our licensed cafe offers main meals, daily specials and mouthwatering desserts.

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  • Rail station: York Station (1 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
belle’s bouffe
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25A, Bootham, York, YO30 7BW, Tel: 01904 849258

A beautifully presented, delightful, quirky, independent, owner-run, licensed café. All food is made on the premises by the owner who is a well-travelled Cordon Bleu cook.

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  • Chef: Carole Gardner
  • Covers: 30
  • Rail station: York Train Station (0.5 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
The Balloon Tree Farmshop and Cafe
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Stamford Bridge Road, Gate Hemsley, York, YO41 1NB, Tel: 01759 373023, Email

Speciality: Gran's secret recipies and SURERFRESH ingredients are used in all our meals.

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

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  • Chef: Adam Richardson
  • Covers: 70
  • Rail station: York (7 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
The Garden Room
York Tourism Awards Finalist

Station Road, York, YO24 1AA, Tel: 01904 653681, Email

Speciality: Afternoon tea

Set in the stunning Garden Room, tea-takers can sit back and enjoy wonderful views across the gardens and out to York Minster.

Gulp & Graze

110 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX, Tel: 01904 347790, Email

Speciality: Smashed avocado on toast with poached egg and Parma ham

Serving fresh, natural food for breakfast, brunch and lunch to take away and to eat in.

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  • Guide Price: £2.50 - £8.95
  • Rail station: York (0.25 mile)
  • Children welcome
Teddy Bears Tea Rooms
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13 Stonegate, YO1 8AN, Tel: 01904 641074, Email

Speciality: Afternoon tea, milkshakes, tea, coffee, full English breakfast, light lunches

We are a family-run tea room in the heart of York. Housed in a beautiful medieval building, serving great tea and coffee, cold drinks, light lunches, cakes and afternoon teas.

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  • Rail station: York (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
The Drawing Board

10A New Street, York, YO1 8RA, Email

The Drawing Board is a cafe bar serving quality coffee from around the world and food through the day and a wide range of cocktails and beer through the night with live music and DJ's.

Random Encounter

9 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EA, Tel: 07379 822103, Email

Speciality: Hot Drinks £2-3, Cold drinks £1-2 and Toasties from £4.50

Random Encounter is a café with a difference – We’re more than just sandwiches & sodas. Here, you can settle old scores on Mario Kart, introduce a friend to boardgames you’ve always wanted them to try, or kick back with a few friends.


30 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LG, Tel: 01904 864964

Speciality: Hot snacks and cakes and Rountons roasted coffee

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

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  • Guide Price: Sandwiches £5.95 paninis £6.95 cakes £3.
  • Rail station: York Train Station (2 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
Bagel Nash

7 Coppergate Walk, York, YO1 9NT, Tel: 01904 652270, Email

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

Cafe No.8 @ York Art Gallery

Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW, Tel: 01904 624721, Email

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!

16 RPM

School House Gallery, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW, Tel: 07766 656 030, Email

Speciality: Mediterranean vegetarian food

Specialising in home cooked, Mediterranean vegetarian food, soups and cakes

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  • Guide Price: Courses from £3.50 - £10.00
  • Chef: Kate Burton (Cardamom & Dill)
  • Covers: 20
  • Rail station: York (0.5 mile)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access

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