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White Rose Books & Coffee Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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We area an AWARD WINNING independent,family run business. We are the Flavours of Herriot Country ~ Tea Room of the Year 2019. The BookCafe is spread over two floors of shopping space. We sell books, gifts, cards, maps, and have a large Cafe and outdoor terrace area, with child friendly garden & a Bike Rack. We pride ourselves on our friendly, personal service to all our customers. Our Cafe has Waitress Service, and the meals are freshly made, using locally sourced produce wherever possible. We are open 7 days per week. Unfortunately we do not allow dogs into the BookCafe or the Garden.
US$7 - US$16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
British, Cafe, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews cakes soup panini toasted tea cake coleslaw book shop white hot chocolate pretty garden extra hot water nice cup of tea lunchtime snack service was quick and friendly real bonus the james herriot museum light lunch little boy relaxed atmosphere
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

There are a wide assortment of books and other things in this place, alongside a lovely cafe which I have now introduced to friends and family. The cakes are amazing and the sandwiches delicious too. Well worth a visit

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ann H
Reviewed 7 November 2018

really lovely staff who treat you like a good friend not a customer.nothing is too much trouble and helped us with all our requirements.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tracey g
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We regularly visit Thirsk and always try and visit the White Rose. The breakfast sandwiches are perfect and it is always such a lovely friendly place to call into. You are made to feel really welcome. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Katherine F
Reviewed 19 October 2018

A wonderful combination - excellent small restaurant and lovely book store. We came here fo a light lunch but ended up having sandwiches, pannini's and terrific desserts. We tried both the carrot and the Temple cakes. Definitely first rate. Two of us had tun and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JoeNathan9249
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the coffee bar yesterday and wasn't disappointed soup of the day was parsnip and Honey it came piping hot and plentiful with a warm roll and butter a toasted teacake 2 pots of piping hot tea and extra boiling water...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 32tonyn
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I love a cafe in a book shop, it combines 2 of my greatest passions. I had courgette and stilton soup and it was really lovely. The pot of tea for two was good and strong and came with extra hot water which is a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank loubaz
695CarolineN, Public Relations Manager at White Rose Books & Coffee Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

We are so happy that you loved the soup, and appreciated the extra hot water with your tea. Thank you for writing such a nice review. We look forward to seeing you again. thanks. Caroline

Reviewed 29 September 2018

As usual we received delicious coffee served by very friendly staff. The selection of books is tremendous and it was good to see so many customers in the shop.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We were recommended to try this cafe and it certainly lived up to the recommendation. It was at the back of a lovely bookshop. The very friendly waitress asked us to take a seat and said she would be along to take our order. We...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Jennymed
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

While visiting the market town of Thirsk, one of our favourite days out, we called into White Rose Books and Cafe. We were ready for a it stop and called in for a coffee, the staff were lovely and we had an enjoyable drink. After...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank John S
695CarolineN, Public Relations Manager at White Rose Books & Coffee Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We will let the Team know, it is always great to get such positive feedback. Thanks once again & we look forward to seeing you soon. Caroline

Reviewed 22 July 2018

Popped in while staying in Thirsk . Friendly staff, quick service, lovely pot of tea and scones went down well! Really well stocked book shop to browse around.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank noreenmcglen
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