Photo by Karen Turner

We are a dysfunctional family run neighbourhood cafe on Bishopthorpe Road in York. Since 2008

We serve Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Sandwiches, Salads, Daily Changing Specials, Home Baking, relationship advice, Tripadvisor bribes and more...

“Best Family Friendly Breakfast
— Little Vikings awards 2016 | 2017 | 2018 (in your face Betty's!)
Best places to eat in York
— BBC Good Food Magazine. 2017
— The Independent. 2017
The 50 best breakfast places in the UK
— The Guardian
21 Things you must eat in York
— Buzzfeed
Top 25 places to brunch UK
— The times
17 Sandwiches you must eat in the UK before you die
— buzzfeed
A winner for Eggs Benedict, Bacon Sarnies and more
— The good food guide 2017
It’s a bit of a squash, but once you’ve got in, you’ll get some excellently prepared local stuff
— Harden's Best UK Restaurants 2017
I’d take a bullet for one of their milkshakes
— The Guardian
Worst nights sleep I ever had
— tyrone2001. Airbnb


Local Produce

It's too easy to simply write 'we source locally' on the menu. It's too vague, but it's become ubiquitous in recent years.

Equally, menus that are sprinkled with names and places can be difficult to read. So we do our best, we choose local and seasonal when we can and here are some of our regular suppliers and producers... 

Brunswick Organic Nursery just up the road in Bishopthorpe provide us with great organic salads, fruit and vegetables. They also do amazing work helping adults with learning difficulties

Phil Huyton Dairyman provides us with 100% Yorkshire Free Range milk from Low Springs Farm

Yorkshire Dama provide us with their amazing ‘halloumi’ cheese. 
Yorkshire Dama Cheese is a story of inspirational bravery by a woman who refused to let her circumstances define or constrain her. It is about finding a new place to call home and new experiences which has lead to the creation of a British multi-award winning cheese and dairy company. Read more on Razans amazing family success story here:

Taste Tradition provide us with excellent pork that is outdoor reared and rare breed from the Ashbridge Family, Cold Kirby near Thirsk

Wild Yorkshire Honey from Jason Learner

Justin Staal is our kipper & smoked salmon guy

Elliotts, in Bewholme, near Beverley is where we get all our free range eggs (we only use free range)