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Chimes Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Chimes Cafe - only open during the day
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Cafe, British
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Ripon today for a walk around this quaint little town & while looking for somewhere to have a coffee & bite to eat we came across this fantastic little find. We were greeted on entry with a welcoming smile & asked for a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank suzannen198
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for scones and tea during weekday visit to Ripon, North Yorkshire. Pleasant cafe with talkative friendly young staff. Scones are homemade and tasty and Darjaeeling tea was delicious. Garden space for the Summer at rear of premises but in February we were happy to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank activelearners
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here for lunch on a Saturday early afternoon & got a table but it was pretty busy. Seems to have a lot of regulars. The staff are ace. Very attentive & helpful & regularly checking up on you. Food was good, the scones...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Jensadventure
Reviewed 9 January 2019

Good food waitress on the surly side. Needs to lighten up a little bit .rest of the staff seemed quite pleasant. The position of the cafe is very near to the cathedral,which makes it a Good place to stop off after a visit to the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Susan and Ken G
Reviewed 29 December 2018

Excellent independent coffee shop run by a lovely friendly and caring team. Nothing is too much trouble - always very attentive. Excellent cheese scones. So worthwhile supporting Independent shops when they do things well and Chimes provides exceptional service and quality food and refreshments.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Martin R
Reviewed 19 December 2018

Very nice. Nice staff. Hot chocolate was delicious. Nice set up. Only had soup and scone. Varied menu.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

This little cafe is well worth a visit. I am a regular visitor and have been today and had a stollen scone and a coffee with shot of spiced rum - mmmmmm!!! Gorgeous! My friend had a cheese scone and a latte and my bill...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Liz P
Reviewed 29 November 2018

During a visit to Ripon we met up with friends their 'favourite cafe'. It was Chimes Cafe and we could instantly see why. Situated within yards of Ripon Cathedral in picturesque Kirkgate your initial impression is that the cafe is tiny but very homely with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank philipkerrey
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We popped into Chimes for lunch after visiting the cathedral. We each had a lovely panini, then a cherry and marzipan scone. The food was lovely and the service was super friendly. It was a busy little place so you can tell it's very popular!

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank bethmaryclayton
Reviewed 2 November 2018

WARNING the cherry and marzipan scones are addictive, you have one and then want another one and the cheese scones really taste of cheese.

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank 601brenda
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Isobel R
6 December 2018|
Response from Stokoe22 | Property representative |
I make amazing scones including cherry and marzipan, fruit and cheese. Read our reviews. The scones are that popular the get posted out to various locations I hope this is all helpful. We look forward to you’re Cust. All the... More
Em W
27 December 2017|
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Response from Mark S | Property representative |
Hi... my specials change daily as everything is freshly baked on the morning before opening. Scones vary .... Salted caramel & apple Cherry & Marzipan Ginger & Apricot etc I'm always experimenting with new ideas. As... More
5 June 2017|
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Response from Mark S | Property representative |
We have a number of specials which change daily. Including a Caramelised & Goats cheese tart and fresh Crab sandwiches. For the full menu please visit our website chimescafe
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