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Afternoon Tea & Cafes in York

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Whether you’ve been shuffling down the Shambles or diving back in time with the stunning array of historical sights on offer, there’s plenty of places in York to take the weight off and enjoy a little bit of downtime while indulging in sweet treats, a caffeine fix to replenish your energy for the afternoon or even just a spot of people watching as the crowds mill by outside. Discover fantastic little cafes hidden down the intricate narrow streets of the city centre, or venture a little further afield and indulge in afternoon teas at one of its ornate hotels with the latest vouchers offered by Groupon on cafes in York.

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Afternoon Tea for Two at Patisserie Valerie, Multiple Locations (Up to 26% Off)
Patisserie Valerie Afternoon Tea for Two
Multiple Locations 0.0 km
£25.00 from £19.00
(2308)
24% discount_off
Traditional or Vegetarian Afternoon Tea with Optional Glass of Prosecco for Two or Four at Hilton York (Up to 61% Off)
Afternoon Tea for Two
York 0.2 km
£48.00 from £19.00
(482)
60% discount_off
Traditional or Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at RBG at Park Inn by Radisson York (Up to 47% Off)
Riverside Afternoon Tea for Two
RBG @ Park Inn by Radisson 0.1 km
£33.90 from £19.95
(283)
41% discount_off
Traditional or Gin Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at The Engine Shed Wetherby
Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two
The Engine Shed 12.2 km
£26.00 from £18.00
(72)
30% discount_off
Afternoon Tea with Optional Bubbly for Two or Four at The Georgian Tea Rooms Bridlington (Up to 48% Off)
Afternoon Tea
Bridlington 36.8 km
£21.98 from £12.95
(123)
41% discount_off
Afternoon Tea for Two or Four with Bubbles at The Yorkshire Bar & Grill at DoubleTree By Hilton York (Up to 42% Off)
Afternoon Tea for Two
York 0.4 km
£27.00 from £18.00
(77)
33% discount_off
Afternoon Tea with an Optional Glass of Prosecco for Two or Four at The Willow Branch Whitby
Afternoon Tea for Two or Four
Whitby, North Yorkshire 41.2 km
(147)
from £15.00
Afternoon Tea with Optional Prosecco and Entry to York Bird of Prey for Two or Four at Best Western Burn Hall Hotel
Afternoon Tea for Two
Huby 9.3 km
£48.00 from £14.95
(130)
68% discount_off
Traditional or Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at Grand Hotel Scarborough (Up to 37% Off)
Afternoon Tea for Two
Scarborough 35.6 km
£19.90 from £14.95
(63)
24% discount_off
Afternoon Tea for Up to Four with Optional Prosecco from The Sky Lounge DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds (Up to 43% Off)
Afternoon Tea
Leeds 22.2 km
£24.95 from £14.95
(1128)
40% discount_off
Cat Cafe Entry with Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at Kitty Cafe (Up to 23% Off)
Cat Cafe Entry with Afternoon Tea
Multiple Locations 21.8 km
£31.95 from £25.00
(480)
21% discount_off
Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at Fire Lake at 4* Radisson Blu Leeds (35% Off)
4* Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two
Leeds City Centre 20.6 km
£39.90 from £25.95
(542)
34% discount_off
Dirty Santa Afternoon Tea with Glass of Gin for One, Two or Four at Yard and Coop Leeds (Up to 39% Off)
Afternoon Tea, Chicken and Gin
Leeds 21.6 km
£20.00 from £14.00
(31)
30% discount_off
Chocolate and Cocktail Afternoon Delight for Two or Four at Cosmopolitan Hotel
Chocolate Afternoon Tea for Two
Cosmopolitan Hotel 21.9 km
(87)
from £24.00
Afternoon Tea with Optional Glass of Prosecco or Bottomless Prosecco for Two at Lakeside Cafe (Up to 31% Off)
Afternoon Tea for Two
Newmillerdam 27.9 km
£31.90 from £21.95
(58)
31% discount_off
Traditional Afternoon Tea with Prosecco for Two or Four at Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate (Up to 44% Off)
Afternoon Tea for Two
Harrogate 18.3 km
£49.90 from £29.00
(15)
41% discount_off
Italian Afternoon Tea with Optional Glass of Prosecco for 2 at Bella Italia, Multiple Locations (Up to 24% Off)
Bella Italia: Italian Afternoon Tea for Two
Multiple Locations 0.2 km
£24.99 from £18.99
(9625)
24% discount_off
Traditional, Champagne or Gin Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at The Royal (Up to 31% Off)
Choice of Afternoon Tea for Two
Scarborough 35.6 km
£23.90 from £16.50
(23)
30% discount_off
Afternoon Tea with Optional Prosecco for Two or Four at The Soap Factory at The Novotel Hotel Leeds (Up to 46% Off)
Afternoon Tea for Two
Novotel Hotel 22.2 km
£40.00 from £21.95
(223)
45% discount_off
Afternoon Tea with Optional Glass of Prosecco for Two or Four at Convive Restaurant (Up to 40% Off)
Afternoon Tea for Two
Leeds 22.4 km
£39.00 from £24.95
(346)
36% discount_off
Traditional or Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at Zoom Zoom Tearoom (Up to 45% Off*)
Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two
South Cave 22.7 km
£15.95 from £12.76
(2)
Sale Ends 02/03
Traditional Afternoon Tea with Optional Prosecco for Two or Four at Ye Old Red Lion (Up to 53% Off)
Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two
York 15.3 km
£40.00 from £15.20
(35)
Sale Ends 02/03
Afternoon Tea for Two with Optional Bottle of Prosecco at The Bingley Arms (Up to 50% Off)
Afternoon Tea for Two
Bardsey 15.8 km
£23.95 from £12.95
(41)
45% discount_off
Tea Tasting at Le Chalet with Cream Tea (Up to 53% Off)
Tea Tasting for Two at Le Chalet
Leeds 21.9 km
£40.00 from £19.95
(5)
50% discount_off
Traditional or Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at Mercure Wetherby Hotel (35% Off)
Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two
Collingham 14.0 km
£30.00 from £19.50
(24)
35% discount_off
Classic or Croft Afternoon Tea with Bottle of Prosecco to Share for Two or Four at The Croft Hotel (Up to 51% Off)
Afternoon Tea with Prosecco
Darlington 41.0 km
£54.85 from £32.00
(40)
41% discount_off
Italian Afternoon Tea with Gin for Two at Bella Italia, Nationwide (17% Off)
Bella Italia: Afternoon Tea with Gin for Two
Multiple Locations 0.2 km
£29.99 £24.99
(9625)
16% discount_off

Cafes in York: things to know before you go

From afternoon tea etiquette to the best place for a coffee and a cake, we answer some of your most common questions about cafes in York.

Which are the best cafes in York?

Whether it’s a cosy catch-up with friends, or a search for the best scones, each of York’s city centre cafes has its own special appeal. Check out our guide to a few favourites.

  • Café Rouge. This popular French cafe delivers a fine array of sweet and savoury treats including mousse au chocolat and coconut and chocolate raspberry cake.
  • Betty’s. This York mainstay is a highlight of any visit to the city and an absolute must for visitors – with delicious pastries, fine teas and fantastic finger foods set amid stunning traditional tearoom décor.
  • Filmore & Union. Set on stylish Low Petergate, this Californian culinary tribute has got health food fans in a fluster, with a stunning selection of gluten-free cakes and treats.
  • The Grand. In this beautiful old building, tuck into a traditional afternoon tea with tasty sandwiches, fruit scones, cakes and optional gin.

Where can I get a good afternoon tea in York?

There are plenty of places to find a good afternoon tea in a city like York, where traditions are adhered to and lovingly replicated. Check out our recommendations of a range of nice cafes near you.

  • RBG @ Park Inn. Enjoy a wonderful view of the river and while away some time with friends in this lovely setting.
  • The Principal. Stunning views of the Minster, and a huge menu with plenty of variety makes this one of York’s best venues for afternoon tea.
  • Hilton York. Try a vegetarian version with sandwich options, including chargrilled courgettes with goat's cheese, plus a delicious selection of cakes.
  • Countess of York. For afternoon tea with a quirky twist, visit the National Railway Museum. Here you can climb aboard the beautifully restored setting of the Countess of York, and tuck into a memorable experience with friends.

What's normally served at afternoon tea?

A standard afternoon tea at the best restaurants and cafes generally consists of sandwiches and sweet treats in a more refined setting. We take a look at what you might expect.

  • Delicate sandwiches. Expect slim sandwiches with tasty fillings such as smoked salmon and egg mayonnaise, or beef and horseradish and tuna and red onion.
  • Delicious cakes and scones. There's usually traditional scones and an array of cakes, but some places go above and beyond in serving up the sweet treats.
  • Refreshments. Traditionally, take tea or perk up with a coffee. Many venues also serve light cocktails or a delicious glass of fizz.

Are there any dog friendly cafes in York?

Yes, there are a few places where your pooch will be welcome while you enjoy a cuppa. It’s useful to know in advance where you can take your dog, as some places may be in demand. The official Visit York website has all the info you need on which cafes, pubs and bars will be happy to take in your canine companions. Enjoy some much-needed shelter from the typical British weather, and find out where to fit a visit into your daily route.