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The Fossgate Social

) #120 of 695 Restaurants in York £ , Cafe, British
25 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
+44 1904 628692
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“brownie” (17 reviews)
“cakes” (25 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
25 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There are places in York that are better at coffee, better at food and better at cocktails, but to my knowledge there aren't any that combine the three so well in such a pleasant atmosphere. If you feel like a bite to eat and a...More

1  Thank MarkyD43
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice bar with massive selection of drinks and cocktails. There are no 'mainstream' lagers available, so I had to opt for something that wasn't my usual and to be frank I wouldn't drink it again. The staff are lovely and there is...More

Thank AdrianAbram
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff good variety of drinks, great music ( I always end up Shazam and downloading!) and good ambience. Easy going and hard to fault whenever we get the opportunity to come into town we head for this bar

Thank mcljay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bar has a nice atmosphere and a good selection of ales, my only reservation was that when serving Botanical Gin that plain Tonic be used, as opposed to the given botanical Tonic which over rides the point of Botanical Gin. Other than this slight...More

Thank 10ymg10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here and was really impressed with everything about this place. The staff greeted us with a smile and the service throughout the visit was good. We waited a little time for our food as it was busy but the wait was worth it....More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helpful barman, gave us an Indie York map! Good local beer, which he let us sample first. Seems to be a popular place, so good for them! Clean toilet too!

Thank PurpleBrolly
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best coffee so far since we began our trip through the UK 2 weeks ago! The scrambled eggs and avocado on toast were also delicious. Highly recommend!

Thank natasha_482
Reviewed 15 July 2017

we only stopped for a coffee but the gin menu looked good (too early at 10am even for me!) and the beers looked good too

Thank Lucy D
Reviewed 9 July 2017

On the lovely Fossgate this is another good food stop. Had the scrambled eggs and avocado on toast and then the banana pancakes. Also offered a range of well priced cocktails. During the summer there is a small festival on Sundays too, on Fossgate. Service...More

Thank beverleydave
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Best place in York for coffee Best place in York for vegan cake Absolute best place in York for gin cocktails This place has everything you can dream of. It's perfect at 9am on a Tuesday to pick up your coffee before your long work...More

Thank Isabel Gabriela R
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Rachel L
20 March 2017|
Response from Jagoda O | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I haven't been to one of them so cannot say, but from what I heard they are really good :)
Katie O
22 December 2016|
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Response from mike L | Property representative |
sorry for the late replay. Of course you can!
22 October 2016|
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Response from mike L | Property representative |
HI, we don't take weekend bookings. You should be able to get a table especially if you come early. There's an upstairs lounge too. Look forward to seeing you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Digital Payments
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:30
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Fossgate, York YO1 9TA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 628692
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An independent specialist coffee shop and bar, open during the day and into the night. Kitchen open from 9am Monday to Saturday and 10am on Sundays and bank holidays. Vegetarian, vegan and GF options. Kitchen closes at 4pm
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