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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 or Four with Bubbles at The Yorkshire Bar & Grill at DoubleTree By Hilton York
The Yorkshire Bar & Grill at DoubleTree By Hilton York
Saint Maurice's Road, York 0.4 km
4.2
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84 Ratings
£27.00 from£18.00
33% discount_off
For two: Yorkshire afternoon tea
Afternoon Tea with Optional Prosecco and Entry to York Bird of Prey for Two or Four at Best Western Burn Hall Hotel
Best Western Burn Hall Hotel
Tollerton Road, Huby 9.3 km
4.3
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79 Ratings
£48.00 from£14.95
68% discount_off
Afternoon tea for two with entry to York Bird of Prey
Traditional or Vegetarian Afternoon Tea with Optional Prosecco for Two or Four at Hilton York (Up to 59% Off)
Hilton York
1 Tower Street, York 0.2 km
4.4
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287 Ratings
£48.00 from£21.00
56% discount_off
For two: traditional or vegetarian afternoon tea
Classic or Winter Sparkle Vegetarian Afternoon Tea Box for Two from Piglets Pantry (Up to 36% Off)
Piglets Pantry
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4.7
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571 Ratings
£30.00 from£19.00
36% discount_off
Classic vegetarian afternoon tea box for two; excludes £5 delivery fee
Traditional or Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at Novotel York Centre
Novotel York Centre
Fishergate, York 0.4 km
4.5
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131 Ratings
£47.00 from£19.00
59% discount_off
For two: traditional afternoon tea
Cat Cafe Entry with Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at Kitty Cafe
Kitty Cafe
3 Locations 21.8 km
4.5
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217 Ratings
£31.95 from£25.00
21% discount_off
For two: afternoon tea with entry
Afternoon Tea for Up to Four with Optional Prosecco from The Sky Lounge DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds
The Sky Lounge DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds
Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds 22.2 km
4.2
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614 Ratings
£24.95 from£14.95
40% discount_off
For one: afternoon tea
Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at Fire Lake at 4* Radisson Blu Leeds
Fire Lake at Radisson Blu Leeds
No. 1 The Light, The Headrow, Leeds 20.6 km
4.4
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247 Ratings
£39.90 from£25.95
34% discount_off
Sparkling afternoon tea for two
Afternoon Tea with Optional Prosecco for Two or Four at The Soap Factory at The Novotel Hotel Leeds
The Soap Factory at The Novotel Hotel Leeds
4 Whitehall Quay, Leeds 22.2 km
4.4
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123 Ratings
£40.00 from£21.95
45% discount_off
For two: afternoon tea
Dirty Santa Afternoon Tea with Glass of Gin for One, Two or Four at Yard and Coop Leeds
Yard and Coop Leeds
6 Merrion Street, Leeds 21.6 km
4.7
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33 Ratings
£20.00 from£14.00
30% discount_off
For one: Dirty Santa afternoon tea with a glass of gin
Afternoon Tea with Optional Glass of Prosecco for Two or Four at Woodlands restaurant and terrace
Woodlands restaurant and terrace at Weetwood Hall
Otley Road, West Yorkshire,, Leeds 22.4 km
4.4
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140 Ratings
£39.00 from£24.95
36% discount_off
For two: afternoon tea
Traditional Afternoon Tea with Optional Prosecco for Two or Four at Ye Old Red Lion
Ye Old Red Lion
25 Old Road, York 15.3 km
4.9
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10 Ratings
£40.00 from£19.00
52% discount_off
For two: traditional afternoon tea
Traditional or Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two at Elmbank Hotel and Lodge York (Up to 50% Off)
Elmbank Hotel and Lodge York
The Mount, York 0.8 km
£39.98 from£19.99
50% discount_off
Traditional afternoon tea for two; valid 7 days a week
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Afternoon Tea for Up to Six at Browns
Browns
23 Locations 21.8 km
from £17.00
For one: afternoon tea
30+ bought
Winter or Prosecco Afternoon Tea for Two at The Byland Abbey Inn (Up to 34% Off)
The Byland Abbey Inn
Byland Abbey Inn, Coxwold 17.3 km
£30.00 from£22.00
26% discount_off
Winter afternoon tea for two
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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.