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Chimes Cafe

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14-15 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PA, England
+44 1765 606167
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“marzipan” (16 reviews)
“scones” (46 reviews)
“baguette” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
14-15 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us popped in for lunch and each of us chose one of their salads. All three were excellent. Not much more to say really!

Thank Me N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast here with friends. Service was excellent and the food superb . Took some scones home highly recommend them . Will definitely visit again

Thank Linda A
Mark S, Owner at Chimes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you !! It was a pleasure meeting you all. I hope you enjoyed the day out. All the best Mark

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We asked a stranger in Ripon market square to recommend a cafe for us during our visit to Ripon. She pointed us to Chimes on the way to the cathedral. Very spacious place having a conservatory at the back. The coffee was very good. This...More

Thank VanessaRoad
Mark S, Owner at Chimes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your brilliant review. We work very hard on our service and the team at Chimes look forward to the next visit. All the best Mark

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit for quite a few years. The staff were very friendly and the food was very nice.

Thank Gary T
Mark S, Owner at Chimes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. The team at Chimes hope to see you again soon. All the best Mark

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a stranger who overheard us saying that it was time for a coffee after visiting the cathedral- and we were glad that he did. We received a very warm welcome and this was the first monday that the...More

Thank Jane506
Mark S, Owner at Chimes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi it was lovely meeting you both. I'm really pleased you found us with a little bit of help from Graham ;-). The team at Chimes look forward to your next visit All the best Mark

Reviewed 10 February 2018

A quick visit to Ripon ended in a visit to Chimes. A very clean and airy place. The tea was good, the brownie and almond tart scrumptious and the staff were efficient and very friendly. Tea for two was so reasonably priced too. Would not...More

Thank currer
Mark S, Owner at Chimes Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you from the team at Chimes. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again. All the best Mark

Reviewed 23 January 2018

It was coffee time and as we were passing Chimes cafe we decide that this was the place. There were lots of lovely cakes and scones on show, but unfortunately we had just had a massive breakfast and couldn't manage anything to eat. The staff...More

Thank SheffieldPip
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We have visited a number of times and always bring family and friends as we know the food is consistently good. The cakes and scones are amazing,everything very fresh and lots of different tastes to try. Lots of room at the rear plus a great...More

Thank 2014Lesley
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Called for coffee and scones with family as Chimes has been closed for redocoration over Christmas so we were curious to see the change. WONDERFUL. Bright, airy and even new furniture! The owner and his team continue to provide a warm welcome every time with...More

Thank Sconelover2016
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This tearoom has changed hands since we last visited. The coffee is still excellent and the scones are great too. The new owner was enthusiastic and keen to know if we enjoyed our visit and it was refreshing to see someone with such pride in...More

Thank FynnNorthYorkshire
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Questions & Answers
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 15:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14-15 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +44 1765 606167
  • E-mail
Chimes Cafe - only open during the day
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