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White Rose Books & Coffee Bar

79-81 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1ET, England
+44 1845 524353
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (19 reviews)
“panini” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
79-81 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1ET, England
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 6 June 2018

Popped in here while staying nearby, for a snack. Was tempted by the savoury tea which is a take on the usual cream tea but consisted of cheese scone, a piece of Wensleydale cheese and caramelised onion chutney plus tea or coffee. Was not disappointed,...More

Thank SHEEPY2012
695CarolineN, Public Relations Manager at White Rose Books & Coffee Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review, it makes all our hard work so worthwhile. We are glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner ordered a Mocha, Tea for one and a slice of coffee cake. All were good value for money and the cake in particular was amazing. Service was good, friendly staff and a relaxing atmosphere. Would recommend.

Thank AlfredP1943
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Like the idea of a cafe - not just a coffee shop - in a book store Relaxed atmosphere Went for the soup and sandwich option Soup was nice but a bit too salty for me and due to watercress I was expecting it to...More

1  Thank Netty1313
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We called into the book shop to browse for cards and noticed that it had a cafe at the rear. We ordered two coffees which we considered were quite expensive. The cafe was virtually empty, but for some reason the coffees took an age to...More

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 4 May 2018

I recently moved to Thirsk and came here with my toddler for a browse, coffee and cake. We had just missed the 10am story time, but we were made to feel very welcome and they were very warm around my little boy, they even tucked...More

Thank meandbaby2018
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Great little cafe on the square with friendly staff and freshly prepared food. Recommended for a quick break when in Thirsk

Thank Paul F
Caroline N, Public Relations Manager at White Rose Books & Coffee Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write the nice review, it is much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. from Caroline

Reviewed 29 March 2018

We called in at lunchtime for a sandwich. Mary had said “Let’s try here’ so we did. We all ordered sandwiches with various fillings, which arrived quite promptly to be enjoyed by all. Nice fresh bread, a smidge of salad and home-made coleslaw made up...More

Thank alpatjanange
Caroline N, Public Relations Manager at White Rose Books & Coffee Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for your nice review & thank you to Mary. We hope you visit us again soon.

Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Extremely tasty food, good value for money. Great service, a lovely atmosphere and sooooo many beautiful books, cards, note books. I could have easily have got so many gifts from here (for myself as much as anyone else!) Id highly recommend popping in for lunch...More

Thank Catherine T
695CarolineN, Public Relations Manager at White Rose Books & Coffee Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

HI, Thank you for your nice review, and for taking the time to do it. The Team really appreciate your feedback. Thanks again, Caroline

Reviewed 19 March 2018

We called in for coffee to get out of the blizzard conditions outside! It had obviously been quite busy as the table we sat at hadn't been cleared. However, the waitress soon came and cleared and took our order. The coffee was delicious - nice...More

Thank FynnNorthYorkshire
695CarolineN, Public Relations Manager at White Rose Books & Coffee Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Hi, Thank you for your nice review and for taking the time to do it. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks again, Caroline

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Popped into this book cafe on Sunday 11th march with a friend for coffee and cake. Cakes were absolutely amazing best ever,so many beautiful cakes to choose from, the lady i think was called karly helped us choose which to go for,very helpful,I've been in...More

Thank BORELYK
695CarolineN, Public Relations Manager at White Rose Books & Coffee Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Hi, thank you for your nice review, books and our cakes are a great combination, we are glad you enjoyed your visit.Thanks again, Caroline

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79-81 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Thirsk
  • Phone Number: +44 1845 524353
  • E-mail
Description
We area an AWARD WINNING independent,family run business. 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. Unfortunately we do not allow dogs on the premises.
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