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Reviewed 21 October 2020 via mobile

I sat on the open roof deck. The weather was mild. A little misty. Traffic noisy. But a little gem. In my opinion one of one nicest cafes with outside seating. Of course you can sit in doors if you like. But up here your...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

Excellent stop on way into town. Probably the best coffee in York and with great views from the roof terrace. Service top notch! Will try food next time

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 16 September 2020 via mobile

We passed on our hotel breakfast and came here instead. Excellent coffee and tasty pastry and cake options. If you're walking the walls take a break here to refuel in the historic surroundings. Theres outside seating too (on the roof) if the weather is good.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 12 September 2020

Three levels to sit, each beautifully laid out. We sat on the very top which overlooked the city. Wonderful tea and vegan friendly options! Had an AMAZING piece of vegan pumpkin and walnut cake. Really friendly staff, easy to social distance. Made part of an...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 7 September 2020 via mobile

Hands down my favorite coffee shop in York...a must visit. Friendly owner and staff, excellent coffee...AND it's in an old gate house...part of the actual city walls of York. The atmosphere and unique setting can't be beat. You'll actually go right by here if you're...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 17 August 2020

The best coffee in York with really friendly staff. Cosy atmosphere sat inside and great outdoor seating in the summer with iced versions of their drinks. I’m coeliac so love the gluten free salted caramel shortbread on the menu. Look out for the black cat...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 17 August 2020 via mobile

Followed the chalk adverts on the pavement to this hidden away little cafe (great advertising by the way) where these guys were just about to close. We couldn't visit the rooftop due to it being so late but they were super friendly and offered us...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 28 July 2020 via mobile

This is an awesome place for a light bite. Not only loaded with history but a brilliant quirky place on a sunny day. It’s inside area is also cosy. As it’s small you’ll be lucky to get in but it’s worth the try. The staff...More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

This was my second time visiting and it was so lovely, friendly staff and great food/coffee! Will definitely be coming again!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020

Having lived in York for over 24 years I cant believe Iv never been in this hidden Gem. Amazing setting in this 15th century building with fantastic views but even better is the service and beverages and cakes . I have promised myself that we...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from Natalie H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have seen dogs there but it is very narrow with very thin walkways so perhaps a larger breed would not be highly recommended and be careful to keep your four-legged friend out of the way. There is only about two feet... More
4 March 2019|
Response from gatehousecoffee | Property representative |
Hello, I’m afraid we do not currently sell ice cream, though we do have a large selection of iced and cold blended drinks. Thank you. 👍🏻
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gatehouse Coffee
    Does Gatehouse Coffee offer takeaway?
    Yes, Gatehouse Coffee offers takeaway services.
    Does Gatehouse Coffee offer delivery?
    Yes, Gatehouse Coffee offers delivery services.
    How is Gatehouse Coffee rated?
    Gatehouse Coffee is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 5