Our top 5 favourite Cafes in York...

Spring Espresso

#1: Spring Espresso

Site 1: 45 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF

Site 2: 21 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ

Spring Espresso is an independent cafe, based in two city centre locations, serving Square Mile Coffee Roasters seasonal Redbrick Espresso along with other coffees from guest roasters, within a very cosy setting. Also serving chinese tea, homemade cakes, breakfast and brunch.

  • Homemade cakes
  • Seating up to 25-30 people
  • Breakfast and brunch
  • We love it!
Mannion & Co

#2: Mannion & Co

1 Blake St, York YO1 8QJ

A relaxed and informal bistro cafe, deli and artisan bakery, serving a great range of coffee and French & Italian-style food, ideal for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Take away available.

  • Artisan Bakery
  • Seating up to 25-30 people
  • Breakfast, brunch and lunch
  • Daily special and deli boards
  • We love it!
Brew and Brownie

#3: Brew and brownie

5 Museum St, York YO1 7DT

A popular and busy cafe, serving coffee from the award-winning Allpress roastery. Great for breakfast, brunch and lunch... or simply if you're good coffee and a sweet treat! A small, cosy and modern setting.

  • Artisan Bakery
  • Seating up to 15-20 people
  • Breakfast, brunch and lunch
  • Vegan and gluten free options
  • We love it!
Dyls

#4: City Screen

13-17 Coney St, York YO1 9QL

The Riverside is cafe situated in the City Screen cinema, set on the river with outdoor seating available. Serving classic British homemade food, across breakfast, lunch and dinner, in a very casual setting. Ideal for cake and coffee catch-ups too.

  • Licensed bar
  • Seating up to 40-45 people
  • Breakfast, brunch and lunch
  • Vegan and gluten free options
  • We love it!
Partisan

#5: Partisan

112 Micklegate, York

A small, vibrant and casual independent cafe and restaurant serving a fresh menu every week, specialising in modern British cuisine infused with eastern flavours. Available for breakfast, brunch and dinner. Also great for a catch-up over coffee!

  • Licensed bar
  • Seating up to 40 people
  • Breakfast, brunch and dinner
  • Vegan and gluten free options
  • We love it!

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What is 'When in York'?

When In York is a website dedicated to the city of York, allowing you to easily and quickly find a list of hotels, bars, pubs and restaurants.

Plan your perfect weekend break away, find the perfect place to eat whatever the occasions or find the best bars & pubs in York city centre serving great beer, cocktails or gin!

Based on our years of living in the beautiful and historic city of york, we know the places to go! So we want to make it easy for anyone visiting to be able to ensure they get the most from this great city whatever the occasion.

But this site isn't just for visitors! We also wanted to provide a quick and useful reference for local residents to get inspiration on places to drink and dine because it's easy to lose track of the number of restaurants & bars opening!

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