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Cafe 74

#287 of 752 Places to Eat in York
Certificate of Excellence
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74 Micklegate, York YO1 6LF, England
+44 1904 239988
08:30 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick coffee on the walk from the station. Lovely relaxing atmosphere, polite staff and delicious coffee.

Thank Amy-Alycia C
TheLawranceManager, Manager at Cafe 74, responded to this review

Hi Amy-Alycia thank you for your positive feedback we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon :) More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely breakfast and lovely place, just what we were looking for :) ordered the granola with fruit- there was so much of it!

Thank NannandD
TheLawranceManager, Manager at Cafe 74, responded to this review

Hi NannandD that's great to hear you enjoyed your breakfast we look forwards to seeing you again soon! More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for an Americano and it was one of the best I've ever tasted. Service was very good too. Having eaten, I didn't order food but it looked very fresh and appetizing and there were only empty plates left on tables :) Nice little cafe with soft jazz playing in background and I'd definitely return and recommend to others.

Thank Jill W
TheLawranceManager, Manager at Cafe 74, responded to this review

Hello Jill W Thank you for your kind words in your review, So glad you enjoyed your coffee here at Cafe 74 its perfect all the time! Look forwards to seeing you again soon. More 

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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A very well presented and small café. Staff were polite and friendly. I ordered a stack of pancakes and tea, the service was quick and the food was nice. Would go back again to meet friends or on my own.

Thank Jason L
TheLawranceManager, Manager at Cafe 74, responded to this review

Hi Jason L thank you for you review. I'm glad you enjoyed your time while at Cafe 74 and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit! More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We popped into this little café for a snack and are we glad we did. The young staff were very warm and friendly and are a credit to their employer. The portion sizes were more than ample, food was top quality and the presentation was excellent. We shall definitely be calling in next time we are in York and would... More 

Thank blaggy
TheLawranceManager, Manager at Cafe 74, responded to this review

Hi Blaggy it's great to hear your positive review, I will ensure the staff get credit from this review. We always try our best to go above and beyond. I look forward to seeing you again. All the best. More 

Leven, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

There are many cafes like this in York, but we decided to try this one for a morning coffee and scone. Prices were reasonable and the food and drink were fine.

Thank Scott1949
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting York for the weekend we fell upon this place and decided to have a late breakfast there. Bacon and scrambled egg butty was delicious as was the panini. Peaceful little cafe well worth a visit.

Thank Alison A
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118 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

! I had the continen breakfast-WOW! Amazing. Large bowl of gorgeous natural yoghurt with honey,opted banana,strawberries,kiwi,blackberries and grapes. All delicious. Croissant with butter and jam,plus 2 toast and scrambled egg. I was full all day! Hubby had the full English breakfast-not greasy at all. Friends had the eggs Benedict. Looked-and apparently taste don't delicious. Clean plates and full bellies all... More 

Thank Debslovesjohn
Leicester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Monster milkshake are amazing. Thick shake, large piece of chocolate brownie on top with cream. Anoer piece of brownie on the side with mini marshmallows, choc squares and chocolate drizzle. Did have a box to take a piece of cake home. Coffee was also excellent. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank Catherine G
York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Vvv disappointing. Am a local won't be visiting again. Coffee ok. Guy who served us had no charisma at all. My son who has a dairy allergy (will vomit on the spot) could only have a bag of popcorn .... Mmmm at least one item made with a non dairy alternative would be nice .... I had the misfortune of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Micklegate, York YO1 6LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 239988
  • This restaurant is at The Lawrance York
A cosy café that serves artisan coffee, award-winning cakes, sandwiches, light-bites and all-day breakfast (all using fresh, locally sourced ingredients)

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