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The Hairy Fig

Fossgate, York YO1 9TF, England
+44 1904 677074
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“herb bread” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Fossgate, York YO1 9TF, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely hidden gem! Food was delicious me and my partner had the toasties and shared the quiche, my mother had pate that she couldn't stop talking about all day!! It was all fresh and tasted perfect 😃😊I'll be back again

Thank Bex052
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Really good pot of tea. Love the quirky mismatched crockery! Friendly, but not overbearing, service. Food looked good too

Thank UltraKaz
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

If you can get a table- then go! If you can't then buy a picnic from the deli and have that instead ! A beautifully tiny tea room with lovely fresh food. Just 4 tables. Quality tea and coffee - from the shop, great produce...More

1  Thank Mysticdebbasina
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I was desperate for a drink and a rest yesterday in York and I always try to avoid the big name coffee houses, so I specifically looked for a small independent cafe and I came across The Hairy Fig! The name in itself would have...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Work in york and have eaten here a time or two nice modern food but decent quality not unlike many places in the area but in the top yen percent quality wise

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Go to this tiny shop cum tiny tea room, for their wonderful teas, cakes, chocolates. Homemade, tasty, nice friendly staff

Thank Col_dor2014
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

After arriving in York on Thursday morning after a 5 hour car journey, we stumbled across The Hairy Fig. Lovely friendly service and we had the cheese and herb toast which we all raved about. It was just what we needed and a great start...More

Thank clareWestSussex
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Fossgate is one of those York streets that is on the rise as a destination for cafes, new social bars and a range of cuisines. The Hairy Fig has been around a good many years with a good quality deli and next door the cafe...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

If you can get a seat - use it! This little gem only has seating for 11, but it's well worth trying to get in. The decor is rustic, and the food is excellent: all home made, substantial, and well presented. Plus: it's part of...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Stopped for coffee in tiny tearoom at the back of the deli. Coffee not as good as other places we tried in York but the crumble cake was very nice! I bought some caramel licorice which was tasty.

Thank PurpleBrolly
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17 March 2017|
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Response from RosalindLondon | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the restaurant's opening hours but the delicatessen shop(next door) is open every day except Sunday from, I thin, 9.30 to 5 pm.
30 July 2016|
Response from QXZWS | Reviewed this property |
they dont advertise their hours for some reason but from memory I think 9am - 5pm. I would contact them direct if I were you thehairyfig. co.uk/contact/
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fossgate, York YO1 9TF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 677074
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