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The Perky Peacock Coffee Shop

North Street | Postern Tower, York YO1 6HU, England
+44 1904 689778
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
North Street | Postern Tower, York YO1 6HU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was brought here by a business colleague and what a great spot. Small, welcoming and a superb cup of coffee, easily the best cup of coffee I've had in York and will be my new go to haunt in the future

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank philw684r
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here for a look see after lots of friends raving about it. I can see why! Superb (best in York by far) coffee, proper flat white, right volume of milk, full fat & textured too, stunning crema and perfect temperature. Hot chocolate was very...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 185DavidW
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really cool little place but with that, it can be very cramped and while this is good for coffee in York there are so many more places to go for great coffee. Its one of the places that look great and also has that real...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank deanc365
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With our latest visitors to York the walls tour starting at Baillie Hill meant this place was ideally located for a coffee stop. It was full when we arrived and folks at a couple of tables had lingered long after they had finished their drinks....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PhilipH2201
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few minutes out of the city centre, its small inside but relatively quiet and is ideal for getting away from the crowds. We had both breakfast and afternoon cakes here, both were pretty good (pastries are recommended), coffee is not bad but not the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank brucemoose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very quirky little coffee shop, and by little I mean there's around 5 tables inside so it's pokey but cosy! Lovely staff, great coffees and some fantastic treats and snacks! Would definitely pop into here if you get the chance!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jg2892
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3 adults, we had a delicious breakfast with coffees all around. Super nice service and such a cute little place to sit and enjoy the sunrise! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 7 December 2018

The Perky Peacock Coffee Shop is located at the perfect spot, most probably. Just below the bridge level, next to Lendal Tower, right on top of the water. It's a great spot for coffee or tea. It's actually quiet and peaceful and there are lots...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

The nicest chai latte I've ever had without a doubt, super sweet, creamy but also a mix of flavours and warmth. Yum! A welcome retreat on a rainy cold December morning. Staff really friendly. Arrived around half 9 am, a slow stream of customers but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Zom_bea
Reviewed 4 December 2018

When we go away we always make a point of finding somewhere outside of the hotel, even one as good as The Principal, for breakfast. The Perky Peacock is tiny, but sells great bacon sandwiches, complete with 'doorstep' bread and excellent coffee.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DaveGCI
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15 April 2017|
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Response from PerkyPeacock | Property representative |
Hi Alice, We don't reserve seats, we just run on a first come, first serve basis. If you arrive before 10.30am, there is usually a free table for 2 free. In terms of price range, toast is the cheapest breakfast item... More
charlotte d
14 November 2016|
Response from dickydoodaa | Reviewed this property |
you'd struggle to get 10 people in this very very small cafe as it is a turret on the end of a bridge, however as for the phone number sorry no idea other than contact York tourist information if it's not correct on the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Street | Postern Tower, York YO1 6HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 689778
  • E-mail
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT. Small speciality coffee shop serving some the UK's best coffee. Locally sourced food, homemade cakes from our bakery and all packed into an 800 year old tower under Lendal Bridge, York. Everything available to eat in or take out.
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