The 10 Best Brunch Spots In York, England

York city walls |© Pixabay
York city walls |© Pixabay
Photo of Kelly Bradshaw
30 November 2016

Known for its delightful food and locally sourced ingredients, York is the ultimate place to visit to taste wholesome, hand-made food. Here’s our pick of the 10 best brunch spots in this bustling city.

Walmgate, York | © Tim Green/Flickr

Walmgate Ale House & Bistro

Restaurant, British, Pub Grub, $$$
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Offering freshly prepared English dishes using high-quality Yorkshire produce, Walmgate Ale House & Bistro is a quaint and cosy venue offering a generous range of brunch dishes for those with hearty appetites. With dishes such as bacon and free range egg on toast, stacks of pancakes with berries and syrup, as well as the traditional and well-loved full English breakfasts, Walmgate Ale House & Bistro is sure to satisfy a variety of tastes.

Cafe No8

Bistro, Restaurant, British, European, Vegetarian, $$$
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An especially stylish brunch spot situated in the heart of the city centre, Cafe No8 is a comfortable venue serving exceptional food. With a reputation for culinary excellence, Cafe No8 has been described as offering an excellent dining experience for visitors. With creative, freshly made dishes including French toast with crispy bacon and maple syrup, and tomatoes on toast with basil and lemon oil, Cafe No8 provides an incredible range of wholesome and nutritious brunch dishes.

Le Langhe

Deli, Italian, $$$
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An artisan food shop, cafe and restaurant which takes its inspiration from the scenic Langhe hills, Le Langhe is renowned for its handpicked Italian regional ingredients and distinctive tastes. Offering delicious home and handmade food dishes, such as focaccia with tasty dips and homemade tarts, Le Langhe offers tourists a refreshing alternative to traditional British food.

The Hairy Fig

Deli, French, Spanish, Italian, Mexican, $$$
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The Hairy Fig, York
The Hairy Fig, York | © alh1/Flickr
A restaurant which specialises in a range of international cuisines including French, Spanish, Italian, and Mexican, The Hairy Fig is sure to impress visitors with its incredibly varied range of dishes. A small yet cosy brunch spot, The Hairy Fig offers an enticing array of food including duck liver pâté, salamis, truffles, and an astonishing selection of over 40 cheeses. For tourists hoping to sample a taste of Europe, The Hairy Fig is an essential place to visit.

The Brunch Cafe

Sandwich Shop, British, Vegetarian
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Described as the perfect place to relax, The Brunch Cafe boasts a selection of freshly ground Italian coffee and tasty bites. Situated near a number of large shopping outlets, The Brunch Cafe is ideally located. It offers visitors outdoor seating, making it the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the stunning views that York has to offer. Servingdelicious dishes including croissants, pain au chocolats and full English breakfasts, The Brunch Cafe provides the ultimate food experience.

The Cafe 68 Gillygate

Cafe, European, $$$
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The Café 68 Gillygate
The Café 68 Gillygate | © Terry Madeley/Flickr
Situated in the heart of the bustling city, The Cafe 68 Gillygate has much to offer visitors with its varied selection of Yorkshire brunches, including vegetarian alternatives, homemade cakes, and house-blend coffee. Offering generous portions of full English breakfasts, poached eggs on an English muffin, and bacon or sausage sandwiches, The Cafe 68 Gillygate is the ideal place to experience lovingly made, traditional English food.

Cafe Luca

Cafe, British, Vegetarian
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Full English Breakfast
Full English Breakfast | © tm/WikiCommons
Described as a hidden gem in the historic backstreets of the city, this highly renowned eating establishment produces freshly prepared food made from locally sourced ingredients. Cafe Luca serves classic English brunches such as scrambled eggs on toast and bacon and sausage sandwiches.

Shambles Kitchen

Using fresh, raw ingredients, Shambles Kitchen prides itself on creating wholesome and healthy food. With a simplistic yet enticing menu, Shambles Kitchen specialises in a range of refreshing smoothies, juices, and toasted wraps, which include lime and mint chicken and grilled paneer. This is a convenient brunch spot which serves nutritious food bursting with exotic flavours.
28 Shambles, York, +44 1904 674 684

Bennett's Cafe & Bistro

Cafe, European, $$$
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Described as the perfect place to relax and to take a break from the bustling city life, Bennett’s Cafe & Bistro is situated next to the spectacular York Minster, and offers beautiful views of York. Serving a range of traditional English food with an Italian twist, such as bacon or sausage in lightly toasted ciabatta, Bennett’s Cafe & Bistro is known for its tempting selection of wholesome, freshly made brunch dishes.

Brew & Brownie

As the name suggests, Brew & Brownie is famous for its delicious assortment of tea and cakes, and uses locally sourced, fresh ingredients. However, Brew & Brownie is also home to a fabulous selection of brunch dishes including pastries, artisan toast, and American pancake stacks. With much to offer hungry tourists, this eating establishment is the perfect place to visit for comfort food packed with succulent flavours.
5 Museum Street, York, +44 1904 647 420

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