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87 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1ET, England
+44 1845 523869
07:30 - 17:30
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Sun 09:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 17:30
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York, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Today myself and my hubby visited Thirsk to go shopping. We called into Arabica for a coffee and a breakfast. The cafe faces the market place and is close to the centre parking. My midi breakfast was average, the plate came with beans and toast but I don't eat them so my plate had a single rasher of bacon one... More 

Thank CSmale
West Malling, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Called in for morning coffee our first time ever. Greeted by very warm and friendly staff. Even though we didn't eat we looked at the food menu and were surprised at the price of the lunches served from noon to 3pm very good value indeed. Well worth the visit all reasonably priced.

Thank chrislawrence1968
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stopped off to grab a coffee on a lengthy road trip. Always keen to go to a locally owned place and this looked nice. Very well presented. The woman working immediately greeted me and asked me how my weekend was, she appeared very happy and had a really friendly attitude. The coffee she then made me was beautiful, just as... More 

Thank Misskirk1976
Sutton in Craven
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193 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stopped off on our way to Northumberland on the motorcycle, used this cafe before and the lady is always welcoming. As the name suggests you get an excellent coffee. The breakfast (full of course) was exceptional in every way and set me up for the day. Great little cafe, very clean, very welcoming and wouldn't go anywhere else when in... More 

Thank Keith J
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Our 3rd visit for breakfast/brunch and once again wonderful. Very friendly service, attentive without being overbearing. The breakfast itself is great and we can heartily recommend it.......don't order the big one unless thats your meal for the day!! You won't fit anything else in. Lovely atmosphere and a very warm welcome awaits you - wouldn't hesitate to recommend :)

1 Thank YorkshireLass38
Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Superb service. Lovely coffee served with hot milk. A lot of bacon in the bagel and the bacon roll was large. Excellent.

1 Thank 1JaneE
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I had a nice coffee here and the welcome was friendly. The place could be lit a bit brighter. I also spent an interesting few minutes working out what the numbered blocks on the wall were all about - a good way to pass the time perhaps!

1 Thank Paul B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Called in for a coffee and snack while we was out for the day. Lovely and friendly place and the food was good

1 Thank 891Gill
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had no recommendations for restaurants but came across Arabica.. What a gem! The four in the party each had a different meal and each enjoyed. The lady choosing salad was impressed by the variety of items it contained. Service was first-class. The restaurant was very clean, so much so that the toilet had a "toilet seat sanitiser". How novel.... More 

Thank Maureen039
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Ended up here following a disappointing day out. We were looking for somewhere to eat and found this gem in the centre of Thirsk. Both staff were very attentive and friendly - polite from start to finish. Food was very reasonably priced - food and drinks for 3 just over £20. Nice choice of milkshakes made a change from the... More 

Thank Anna E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Thirsk
  • Phone Number: +44 1845 523869

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?