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#46 of 365 British in York
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US$4 - US$9
Cafe, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 15 March 2022 via mobile

Found this cafe by accident and not disappointed. Great lunch of some of the most generous doorstep sandwiches I’ve had in awhile with lovely cake to follow. All washed down with very generous pot of tea. Would return

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 27 January 2022 via mobile

popped in for lunch, a good find as it is upstairs.. panini and coffee were excellent. very pleasant lady serving. highly recommended

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 7 December 2021

Arrived on a busy Sunday Morning a party of 5 , although we couldn't sit together, we managed 2 tables Ordered 4 bacon sandwich and a creamy mushroom on toast , with coffees when food arrived it was beautiful presented , and the quality excellent....would defiantly recommend. A gem and an asset to YorkMore

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 17 November 2021

We have used Molly's for tea for a few years and popped in for a cuppa before going around York. The normal lady wasn't there and the lady in the kitchen was looking at her phone and didn't see us until a man sitting nearer...called to her. By then another couple had arrived. She didn't ask who was first and took the other couple's order before us. This might not have mattered but they wanted something cooked and we were only having tea and crumpets. Then we were all served our drinks but we had to wait for the other people to get their food before our crumpets arrived. Of course, by then we were eking out our drinks as we didn't want to have to pay for another just to go with the crumpets. We waited quite a long time and really couldn't see why she didn't do the crumpets while cooking the other food. Nothing like our previous experiences here.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 October 2021 via mobile

Lovely coffee and full breakfast enjoyed by our little family this morning. Very quick friendly service too - Yorkshire charm at its finest. Can’t wait to go back next time we’re in York!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

Checked on Internet came up as dog friendly was in York for a few days so we thought we would give it a try also had an advert for afternoon tea perfect I went in 1st to check at the desk about our dog and...was told he was very welcome in the antiques centre and the cafe as well. Went upstairs to the cafe 1st thing we saw was a sign saying cafe closed asked the girl who took the sign down saying it should not be there fine cafe had a few empty tables so asked where she wanted us to sit was told she would have to ask her boss as we had a dog (he's only small). She came back and told us even though there where tables they were too full to allow a dog So not dog friendly more dog when they feel like itMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021

Although we had a nice welcome from the young lady making coffees, the other lady in the kitchen who was serving the food was rude and abrupt, dumping our food on the table and we felt a but of an inconvenience to her. Won't be...going again, food was average and £10 for 4 glasses of orange is crazy!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 25 August 2021 via mobile

We literally stumbled upon this lovely tea room, upstairs from a vintage shop! I can highly recommend it! Lovely gluten free menu, so relaxing. I had GF tuna and mozzarella panini that came side salad and a hot chocolate, the hubby had the all day...breakfast and cappuccino and it came to just short of £20. They also do afternoon tea!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 August 2021

We used to enjoy coming here but today was really disappointing. The table and cutlery didn't look or feel clean. The coffee was swimming with grains and also the outsides of the cups. The coffee was nice and the food was fine. It all just...felt a bit slapdash. When the waitress asked was everything alright I know I should have said something but I couldn't be bothered getting into a dispute or at least an uncomfortable situation. It would be better if it all returned to its usual standard.More

Date of visit: August 2021
nicky71073, Owner at Mollys Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2021

I’m really sorry you’ve had this experience iv prided Mollys for many years on its cleanliness and fresh home cooked food and it makes me sad to read something like this and can only apologise. We’re in the process of training new staff and I...More

Reviewed 2 August 2021 via mobile

Great little hidden tea shop in York city centre. We came here for some tea and cake as we were tired from walking around the city. Good value for money and excellent customer service. Lovely fresh cakes as shown in photos

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from rosieg717 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. It is quite small but don’t think you’ll have any problems as quite difficult to find
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28 September 2016|
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Response from indie999 | Reviewed this property |
I would phone but it is one of the most reasonable hugest afternoon teas I have had.
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Mollys Tearooms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5