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Circles Cafe

#156 of 751 Places to Eat in York
Certificate of Excellence
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East Lodge Lendal Bridge | Lendal Bridge, York YO1 7DP, England
+44 7549 125325
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this shabby chic/vintage style café. Gorgeous little garden to sit out in too, with a view overlooking the river. We had delicious sandwiches with homemade coleslaw, a lovely little dressed side salad and crisps. We were so glad we found this café and would highly recommend! We will be returning!

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Stockton-on-tees, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found this little gem after trying unsuccessfully to get a table in surrounding eateries for lunch. We were so glad we came as the café is gorgeous. The décor is shabby chic/vintage style and there is a little garden to sit out in too, which we did as is was so sunny and warm. The food is all freshly... More 

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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

A cosy café on a cold, wet January day! Very enjoyable Brie, Bacon and Cranberry Panini and a Baked Potato with Cheese both served with fresh Salad. The portions were generous and nicely prepared and presented. The Coffee was delicious and the Staff so friendly

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1 Thank MedEngland
Leeds, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely quaint little place this, in an old building overlooking the river. Amazing breakfast with lovely helpful staff, will return again.

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1 Thank Tommy R
York, United Kingdom
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571 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Situated on Lendal Bridge this cafe offers a wide variety of drinks, snacks and delicious looking cakes all at very reasonable prices. The cafe is beautifully decorated with bright cushions, wall hangings and comfortable seats. An outside area overlooks the river as well. Will certainly be visiting again,

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1 Thank Ann H
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

As you walk from York station to the Minster and all the shops you will cross the river by Lendal Bridge, with this coffee shop on your right, in part of the bridge structure. Space is tight, but if you can sit overlooking the river then it is far better ambience than many other cafes further on.

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1 Thank Paul D
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Surprisingly tasty food served in this listed building. Not expensive and service is quite efficient and friendly. Don't try to use the loo if you have mobility problems (down very steep stairs).

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York, UK
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Visited today for a quick lunch with 4 adults and 2 kids and all had a very enjoyable lunch in a cute cafe with super friendly service. All catered for and kids made to feel very welcome with their own toasties made to order, despite toasties not really being on the menu. We all wanted cake but were in a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for a quick coffee and scone. Nice location by the river, we sat outside. Lovely listed building, and nice selection of food. I can recommend the scone with jam and clotted cream.

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1 Thank roundthegalaxy
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Called in here before hitting the shops in York. What a find, I had the most delicious chicken and chorizo salad. My friend had a cheese and ham sandwich. We managed to get a table outside too. It was delicious and the service was excellent. Will visit again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Lodge Lendal Bridge | Lendal Bridge, York YO1 7DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 7549 125325

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?