Where can you get the best brunch in York?
Though it seems like an impossible question – we’ve got more than 20 fantastic answers.
Undoubtedly one of the best meals to go out for, York is not short of places serving up a brilliant brunch. YorkMix have updated our brunch guide for 2023 to share with you 25 amazing places to try.
Whether you like your eggs poached or fried, the trendy smashed avocado, pancakes with all the toppings, or just a good old fry up – you won’t be disappointed by these brunches.
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Serving brunch from 8am all the way to 5pm, 1331 will satisfy all your brunch cravings from morning till evening. Try firm favourites such as the Full 1331 or Eggs Benedict, or be tempted by their Shakshuka or Scotch pancakes.
- 9-13 Grape Lane YO1 7HU York
- 01904 661130
Serving breakfast until 11:30am, and weekend brunch until 5pm! With traditional breakfasts, eggs of all kinds, buttermilk pancakes, delicious smoothies, and more to choose from – you’ll be spoilt for choice.
- 12 Coney Street YO1 9NA York
- 020 4512 6653
The Blue Barbakan
This independent restaurant on Fossgate serves predominately Polish cuisine – and a delicious brunch! Their full English breakfast is one of the best.
- 34 Fossgate YO1 9TN York
- 01904 672474
Brew & Brownie
Famous for their spectacular pancakes – and many other yummy sweet and savoury treats. Normally it’s hard to get a table in here, so make sure to get here early (or be prepared to wait!)
- 5 Museum Street YO1 7DT York
- 01904 647420
This little gem is tucked away down Peter Lane, next to Superdrug. But venture down and you’ll discover a friendly and warm cafe, with lots of tasty treats to try. Choose from sandwiches, paninis, breakfasts and more!
- 1 Peter Lane YO1 8SW York
- 01904 863822
Cafe at No. 12
If you’re out and about in York drop into this cosy cafe for a taste of something yummy. With your classic brunch dishes, plus artisan sandwiches, cakes and a daily changing menu – you’ll find something special here.
- 12 Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York YO24 1LH
- 07596 554470
This is somewhere that always has mouth-watering treats on offer. So why not treat yourself and give one (or several…) a try? The interior is also beautiful and cosy – even if the stairs are a little precarious…
- 41 Goodramgate YO1 7LS York
- 01904 630325
The Cosy Club
The inside of this bar and restaurant is full of grandeur and eccentricities – and the food tastes as good as it looks! Serving brunch until 5pm every day, here you can just keep going, and going, and going.
- 19-22 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TA
- 01904 395056
This is a place that completely matches up to its name – visit here and expect to have a cosy time. And on top of that the food is top notch! Choose from waffles, sandwiches, paninis and much more. The cake counter is also definitely worth a look at…
- 23 Fossgate, YO1 9TA York
- 01904 848668
Double Dutch Pancake House
Who doesn’t love pancakes? Whether you fancy sweet or savoury – the wide variety of toppings means that everyone will find something they love. This pancake house also has gluten-free and vegan options, so everyone can enjoy! Any time is pancake time.
- 7 Church Street YO1 8BG York
- 01904 658728
Make a stop for brunch at this relaxed and rustic restaurant on Low Petergate. With their own ‘Secret Garden’, this is a great place to escape from the busy streets and tuck into some fab food.
- 54 Low Petergate YO1 7HZ York
- 01904 622478
Here you can get – you guessed it – desserts, desserts and more desserts! It’s never too early in the day for a sweet treat. There’s waffles, crepes, pancakes and even more to choose from – and they’re all customisable.
- 19-21 Blake St YO1 8QJ York
- 01904 349581
Ippuku Tea House
A Japanese-style tea house in the heart of York! Serving up modern but authentic Japanese home-style food and drink, this is one not to be missed. This would be a perfect place to visit with friends or family, and share dishes and chat over good food.
- 15 Blake Street YO1 8QJ York
- 01904 671311
Mannion & Co.
This place will satisfy all your brunch cravings! Their varied and unique menu will tease your tastebuds, and sit back and relax with your food in bistro-style seating.
- 1 Blake Street YO1 8QJ York
- 01904 631030
This one is very popular with our readers. Stop at this independent coffee shop and restaurant on Micklegate and you can look forward to all day brunch dishes such as French toast, eggs Benedict, and cooked breakfasts served in a skillet. Yum!
- 112 Micklegate YO1 6JX York
- 01904 629866
Phill Ya Boots Cafe
A family-run cafe with lots of delicious treats to try. With a full English, sweet or savoury pancakes and waffles, and bashed avocado on sourdough just some of the tasty dishes on offer, there’s also daily changing specials. So fill your boots!
- 55 Moorcroft Road, Woodthorpe YO24 2RQ York
- 01904 289898
The Pig and Pastry
Another brunch place that was hugely popular with our readers. Located on the beautiful Bishy road, this place is worth a detour out of the city centre. With dish names like ‘The Benedict Cumberland’, you know you’re in for a treat.
- 35 Bishopthorpe Road YO23 1NA York
- 01904 675133
Self-described as the ‘most instagrammable cafe in York’, head over to this independent cafe on Stonegate to find out why. With three themed dining rooms – the Garden room, the Neon room, and the Bohemian room – and crazy and colourful sweet and savoury treats, this place is a must-try.
- 6 Stonegate YO1 8AS York
- 07534 524167
Now this is a place that takes brunch seriously – as it’s served exclusively and all day every day! One of the newer brunch establishments in York, you might find yourself having to wait for a table. But it’ll make it taste that little bit sweeter…
- 44 Fossgate YO1 9TF York
- 07777 777777
Another must-visit on Bishy road! Serving up freshly prepared dishes using locally sourced ingredients, this will hit the spot for all your brunch needs.
- 7-9 Bishopthorpe Road YO23 1NA York
- 01904 674447
With two locations in York, Lendal and Fossgate, there’s double the chance to grab some great coffee and good food.
- 45 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF and 21 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ
- 07779 294149
This independent coffee shop and tearoom on Goodramgate serves up homebakes, delicious brunch dishes, great coffee and more. With many delicious treats on the window display, it will be difficult to walk past this place…
- 5C Goodramgate YO1 7LJ York
- 07940 210670