Where to find the best brunch in York – updated for 2022

Where to find the best brunch in York?

Although it seems like an impossible question, we have over 20 fantastic answers.

Undoubtedly one of the best meals to go out, York has no shortage of places serving brilliant brunch. YorkMix have updated our brunch guide for 2022 to share with you 24 amazing places to try.

Whether you like your eggs poached or fried, the trendy smashed avocado, pancakes with all the toppings, or just plain old fries, you won’t be disappointed with these brunches.

Good brunch!


Serving breakfast until 11:30 a.m., you have plenty of time to get your brunch fix here! With traditional breakfasts, eggs of all kinds, buttermilk pancakes, delicious smoothies and more, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

  • 12 Coney Street YO1 9NA York
  • 020 4512 6653
  • Website


The Blue Barbican

This independent restaurant on Fossgate serves mainly Polish cuisine – and a delicious brunch! Their full English breakfast is one of the best.

  • 34 Fossgate YO1 9TN York
  • 01904 672474
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Brew and brownie

Famous for its spectacular pancakes – and many other delicious sweet and savory treats. Normally it’s hard to get a table here, so be sure to arrive early (or be prepared to wait!)

  • 5 Museum Street YO1 7DT York
  • 01904 647420
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This little gem is tucked away in Peter Lane, next to Superdrug. But venture out and you’ll find a friendly, warm cafe, with plenty of tasty treats to try. Choose from sandwiches, paninis, breakfasts and more!

  • 1 Peter Lane YO1 8SW York
  • 01904 863822
  • Website

coffee culture

This is a place that always offers mouth-watering treats. So why not treat yourself and try one (or more…)? The interior is also beautiful and cozy – even if the stairs are a bit precarious…

  • 41 Goodramgate YO1 7LS York
  • 01904 630325
  • Website

The Cozy Club

The interior of this bar and restaurant is full of grandeur and eccentricities – and the food is as good as it looks! Serving brunch until 5 p.m. every day, here you can go on, and go, and go.

  • 19-22 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TA
  • 01904 395056
  • Website

Comfortable time

This is a place that lives up to its name – visit here and expect to have a great time. And the kitchen is top notch! Choose from waffles, sandwiches, paninis and more. The cake counter is also worth a visit…

  • 23 Fossgate, YO1 9TA York
  • 01904 848668
  • Website

Double Dutch Creperie

Who doesn’t love pancakes? Whether you fancy sweet or savory, the wide variety of toppings means everyone will find something they like. This creperie also offers gluten-free and vegan options, so everyone can enjoy them! Anytime, it’s pancake time.

  • 7 Church Street YO1 8BG York
  • 01904 658728
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Brunch with a view of the river… is there anything better? Try their French toast with berries and maple syrup on the terrace to start feeling the summer.

  • The Motor House, Skeldergate Bridge YO1 9WJ York
  • 01904 289221
  • Website



This independent bar and restaurant specializes in eco-friendly and sustainable dishes with a menu that changes regularly – come see what they’re serving this month!

  • 2-4 Little Stonegate YO1 8AX York
  • 01904 437564
  • Website

Fossgate Social

This independent cafe bar is the perfect place to escape from the busy Fossgate Street! With a warm, comfortable and friendly atmosphere, it’s easy to while away the hours here late into the evening. Which is perfect, because they also serve delicious cocktails.

  • 25 Fossgate YO1 9TA York
  • 01904 628692
  • Website

Heavenly desserts

Here you can get – you guessed it – desserts, desserts and more desserts! It’s never too early in the day for a sweet treat. You can choose from waffles, crepes, pancakes and more, and they are all customizable.

  • 19-21 Blake Street YO1 8QJ York
  • 01904 349581
  • Website


Ippuku tea house

A Japanese-style tea house in the heart of York! Serving modern yet authentic Japanese food and drink, this is a restaurant not to be missed. It would be a perfect place to visit with friends or family, and share dishes and chat over good food. Fluffy pancakes are a must.

  • 15 Blake Street YO1 8QJ York
  • 01904 671311
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Mannion & Co.

This place will satisfy all your brunch cravings! With courtyard dining currently available, put this one on your list for al fresco dining.

  • 1 Blake Street YO1 8QJ York
  • 01904 631030
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Escape the busy Gillygate Street to this welcoming cafe! They do all day breakfasts on Sundays so really what not to like.

  • 68 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ
  • 01904 627939
  • Website



This one is highly appreciated by our readers. Stop by this independent coffee shop on Micklegate and you can expect all-day brunch fare such as French toast, eggs Benedict, and cooked breakfasts served from a skillet. Yum!

  • 112 Micklegate YO1 6JX York
  • 01904 629866
  • Website

Phill Ya Boots Cafe

A family run cafe with lots of delicious treats to try. With full English, sweet or savory pancakes and waffles, and sourdough smashed avocado just some of the tasty dishes on offer, there are also specials that change daily. So fill your boots!

  • 55 Moorcroft Road, Woodthorpe YO24 2RQ York
  • 01904 289898
  • Website

The Pig and the Pastry

Another brunch spot that has been extremely popular with our readers. Located on the beautiful Bishy Road, this place is worth a detour out of the city center. With dish names like “The Benedict Cumberland”, you know you’re in for a treat.

  • 35 Bishopthorpe Road YO23 1NA York
  • 01904 675133
  • Website

Plush Cafe

Describing itself as “York’s most Instagrammable cafe”, head to this independent Stonegate cafe to find out why. With three themed rooms – the Garden Room, the Neon Room and the Bohemian Room – and crazy and colorful sweet and savory treats, this place is a must.

  • 6 Stonegate YO1 8AS York
  • 07534 524167
  • Website

To go up

Now it’s a place that takes brunch seriously – because it’s served exclusively and all day every day! One of the newest brunch establishments in York, you might find yourself having to wait for a table. But it will make it taste a bit sweeter…

  • 44 Fossgate YO1 9TF York
  • 07777 777777
  • Website

Robinson’s Cafe

Another must visit on the way to Bishy! Serving freshly prepared dishes made from local ingredients, it will meet all your brunch needs.

  • 7-9 Bishopthorpe Road YO23 1NA York
  • 01904 674447
  • Website



Bringing the flavors and styles of New York and Italy to Old York. So if you’re looking for an American or Italian touch to your brunch, book yourself a spot here.

  • 75 Low Petergate, York, YO1 7HY
  • 01904 437278
  • Website

Spring espresso

With two locations in York, Lendal and Fossgate, there’s twice the chance of getting great coffee and great food.

  • 45 Fossgate YO1 9TF York
  • 07779 294149
  • Website


This independent café and tearoom on Goodramgate serves home-baked pastries, delicious brunch dishes, great coffee and more. With many delicacies on display, it will be difficult to pass by this place…

  • 5C Goodramgate YO1 7LJ York
  • 07940 210670
  • Website

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