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The Perky Peacock Coffee Shop

North Street | Postern Tower, York YO1 6HU, England
+44 1904 689778
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“cakes” (36 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
North Street | Postern Tower, York YO1 6HU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved the quirkiness of the building. The staff were very friendly. We were there for a light breakfast. My husband had a bacon sandwich on sourdough and I had a cinnamon bagel. The bagel was very different to the ones that I’m used to...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Gorgeous coffee and cake in an intersting riverside location. Staff very helpful with our enquiries about the city.

Thank Alison G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking into York sightseeing and caught sight of this as we headed over the bridge. A lovely unique coffe shop with great coffee and cake ( much needed on a cold winters day). The staff were very nice and welcoming. It was so nice we...More

Thank GeorgeB1977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little coffee shop in a great location. Delicious cinnamon bagel and coffee. Very quaint and a real find!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this small coffee shop by chance and it was lovely! At the top of a tower with views over the river Ouse, we had a lovely breakfast. The homemade raisin and cinnamon bagel was lovely and the coffee was the best coffee I...More

Thank 2012hec
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is an magical place there like Harry Potter. Is is one of my favourite shops and the Baby chocomel with marshmellows is a tip!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Nice to see a non chain coffee house can compete. Nice coffee and cakes seating area inside or if it’s nice outside. Well worth a visit if you like your coffee,

Thank awayalottoomuch
Reviewed 2 February 2018

It is simply lovely inside. Or you can take your coffee/etc outside. It is warm and inviting with comfy pillows.

Thank jschaberg
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

First motor bike ride out this year and we just had to come here for the best coffee and gluten free cakes in York full recommend for drinks and snacks

Thank mallyhaha
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Best coffee in York. Friendly people. Nothing more to say really, but TripAdvisor insists, so: the coffee really is great and they sell tasty food too. If you can't get in when you visit, try again later: you'll be glad you did.

Thank Stella C
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Questions & Answers
Alice G
15 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Nicola P | Property representative |
Hi Alice, We don't reserve seats, we just run on a first come, first serve basis. If you arrive before 10.30am, there is usually a free table for 2 free. In terms of price range, toast is the cheapest breakfast item... More
charlotte d
14 November 2016|
Response from dickydoodaa | Reviewed this property |
you'd struggle to get 10 people in this very very small cafe as it is a turret on the end of a bridge, however as for the phone number sorry no idea other than contact York tourist information if it's not correct on the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Street | Postern Tower, York YO1 6HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 689778
  • E-mail
Small speciality coffee shop serving some the UK's best coffee. Locally sourced food, homemade cakes from our bakery and all packed into an 800 year old tower under Lendal Bridge, York. Everything available to eat in or take out. There is also a new Perky Peacock by York st University on Gillygate, York.
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