Eating Out York

Outside the City Walls – Inside the Ring Road

Eating out with kids can sometimes be something of a challenge (understatement of the year!) There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants in the York area which really do welcome children and families so I’ve compiled a list of them here.

These places are not all ‘exclusively’ for families or children but they have all shown thoughtful touches or great facilities (things like pushchair access, changing facilities, highchairs and so on)

At York Mumbler we are always looking to ‘spread the word’ if weย find outย about any little gems, so if you know of a pub, restaurant or cafรฉ that should be included in this listing then please contact us here.

Grab & Go Afternoon Tea and Takeaway cafe food & cakes. Collection or delivery available (delivery charges apply). Ready meals will be made available. If you have requirements for small children, please ask us.

Afternoon Tea – A full Afternoon Tea comprising sandwiches, savouries, scones with Jam & cream and mini cakes & desserts. Adults ยฃ15.95, Children ยฃ9.95.

โŒ Baby Change
๐Ÿ’œ Pram Space
๐Ÿ’œ High Chairs
โŒ Kids Activity (Colouring Sheets)
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Menu
๐Ÿถ Dog Friendly (outside only)
๐Ÿ•‘ Tues-Sat 9-3pm Sun 10-2
๐Ÿ“52 Moor Lane, York, YO24 2QY

โ„น๏ธ Good to know: This cafe is just in front of Chapmans Pond. A nice little walk and place to feed the ducks. As well as indoor, There is also outdoor seating with a canopy.


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A quaintly tradition treat that we wholeheartedly believe in

The perfect afternoon tea combines savoury and sweet treats. Ours honours that noble tradition but brings playful flavours together to give it a twist for today. Served in The Marmalade Lounge at No.1, our dainty sandwiches, canapรฉs, scones and cakes are all made using fine British ingredients. And a glass of English fizz goes just as well as a pot of tea.

Alfresco treats to go

And, when the sun shines on York, people go picnicking in the park. So, why not let us fill a hamper with our best freshly made goodies and lend you a blanket so you can picnic like a local?

With many serene, green spaces, such as Deanโ€™s Park right next to The Minster or The Museum Gardens just a 5-minute walk away from the hotel, a lovely, long, lazy picnic is one of the best ways to enjoy Yorkโ€™s charms.

You’ll have everything you need for your picnic including our decadent Afternoon Tea, plates, cutlery, napkins and a blanket all packed away in a sturdy wicker hamper. Available to book 7 days a week.

๐Ÿ’œ Baby Changeย ๐Ÿ’œ Pram Spaceย ๐Ÿ’œ High Chairsย ๐Ÿ’œ Dog Friendly (in the lounge and the bar, not the restaurant)๐Ÿ’œ Kids Menu


01904 644744
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Outside the City walls

Have you had wonderful food and drink or outstanding service from a pub, cafe or restaurant just outside the City Walls?

If yes, please send us your recommendation HERE

Acomb Explore Reading Cafe

Our Cafรฉ is spacious and family-friendly serving a variety of hot and cold drinks, handmade sandwiches and cakes,ย with vegan and vegetarian options. In the summer enjoy sitting outside in our garden or patio. A warm welcoming place to meet with friends, with fabulous books to keep children entertained.

๐Ÿ’œย Baby Change
๐Ÿ’œย Pram Space at tables
๐Ÿ’œย High Chairs
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Activity – Lots of Books!
๐Ÿ’œย Kids Menu
๐Ÿถย Dog Friendly (Outside Seating Only)
๐Ÿ•‘ Open Hours on website HERE
๐Ÿ“Acomb Explore, Front Street, Acomb YO24 3BZ

t: 01904 552 651

Black Bull- Hull Road

We are committed to giving you the warmest of welcomes and the best quality food for lunch and dinner. We have lots of great offers, including vegan and vegetarian options and a brilliant kids menu. Takeaway is also available.

Hull Road, York YO10 3LF
T:ย 01904 411856

Bluebird Bakery Acomb

Lovely cafรฉ with outdoor seating. The children’s play area has a mini kitchen as well as books and toys. Plenty of room and wheelchair accessible. Vegan and vegetarian.

๐Ÿ’œ Baby Change
๐Ÿ’œย Pram Space
๐Ÿ’œย High Chairs
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Activity
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Menu
โŒ Dog Friendly

Open Mon-Sat 8-4pm Sun 10-3pm

201 Acomb Road, YO24 3HD

Cafe at Millie Fox Cakes

Lovely cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, serving delicious milkshakes, cakes and a varied menu including a special menu for vegans. Also has lots of local businesses showcasing goods which are available to buy.

๐Ÿ’œ Baby Change
๐Ÿ’œย Pram Space
๐Ÿ’œย High Chairs
๐Ÿ’œย Kids Activity
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Menu
๐Ÿถย Dog Friendly
๐Ÿ•ฃ Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun closed
๐Ÿ“31 North Moor Road, Huntington, York

Cafe at No.12

Cafe at No.12 is a local, community cafe with homely vibes serving up amazing Lonton coffee and fresh homemade baked goods and food! ย Sit inside or outside or take away. Parking available.

๐Ÿ’œ Baby Change
๐Ÿ’œ High Chairs
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Menu
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Activity (books)
โŒ Pram Space (space outside)
๐Ÿถ Dog Friendly
๐Ÿ•‘ Mon-Sat 8-3.30, Sun 9-3.30
๐Ÿ“ 12 Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York YO24 1LH

T: 07596 554470

Cakes Dโ€™licious

We sell a variety of homemade cakes, fresh coffees, loose teas and breads. There are cakes and hot drinks to take away and orders for celebration cakes. We take bookings for parties and can provide outside catering.

๐Ÿ’œ Baby Change (upstairs)
๐Ÿ’œ Pram Space (limited)
๐Ÿ’œ High Chairs
โŒ Kids Activity
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Menu
๐Ÿถ Dog Friendly
๐Ÿ•‘ Daily 9-4.30pm CLOSED WED & SUN
๐Ÿ“61 Clifton, York, YO30 6BD

โ„น๏ธ Good to Know: This is just a short walk from Homestead Park so a great option to ‘take-away’ from

T: 01904 541100

Cycle Heaven and Angel on the Green

Open from Monday- Saturday 8:30am -5:30pm, This is a neighbourhood cycle repair shop selling bike accessories. They are also in association with Angel on the Green cafe-bar, providing great food and superb local beer.

The cafe has secure bike parking.

2 Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 1JJ

T:01904 636578

Cafe: 01904 866073

Doe Bakehouse, Layerthorpe

Come and visit, absorb the surroundings: The rainbow walls, the glitter tassels, the multi-coloured chairs and the eye-catching murals. Drop in for pottery painting sessions, and enjoy a selection of teas, coffee, milkshakes and freshly made donuts from the factory behind the counter. There is a mini library, which is accessible at all times during opening hours, people are free to also swap books at this stand. Only a 10 minute walk from the cityย center.

๐Ÿ’œย Baby Change
๐Ÿ’œย Pram Space
๐Ÿ’œย High Chairs
๐Ÿ’œย ย Kids Activities – Pottery painting, colouring in, and a selection of games.
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Menu (nothing specific but we have milkshakes and donuts, everything can be boxed up if it doesn’t get finished)
๐Ÿถ Dog Friendly

๐Ÿ•‘ Mon-Thurs 10-6pm, Fri & Sat 10-7pm, Sun 11-4pm.

๐Ÿ“ 43 Layerthorpe, Heworth, yo31 7uz

Homestead Park Pop-up Reading Cafe

Our pop-up cafe located in the beautiful conservation area of Homestead Park serving a variety of hot and cold drinks, handmade sandwiches, cakes and award winning Yorvale Ice Cream.

๐Ÿ’œย Baby Change
๐Ÿ’œย Pram Space at tables
๐Ÿ’œย High Chairs
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Activity – Park and playground.
๐Ÿ’œย Kids Menu
๐Ÿถ Dogs Welcome on lead in park
๐Ÿ•‘ Open Hours on website HERE
๐Ÿ“40 Water End, York, YO30 6WP

t: 07917 599895

Java Bar

Community Cafe serving home comfort lunch items & breakfast butties.

๐Ÿ’œ Baby Change
๐Ÿ’œ Pram Space
๐Ÿ’œ High Chairs
๐Ÿ’œ Dog Friendly
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Menu

18 Eastholme Drive

T: 07948 440877

Laughing Llama Coffee & Bistro

A space that both parents and children will enjoy with a dedicated first floor full of good quality toys (mainly for 5ys and under). Good quality food and great coffee! Lots of space for pushchairs and a menu that caters for various allergies.

๐Ÿ’œย Baby Changing
๐Ÿ’œPram Space (limited)
๐Ÿ’œย High Chairs
๐Ÿ’œย Kids Activities (books)
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Menu
๐Ÿถ Dog Friendly

Open Mon-Sat 9am-4pm

8A Acomb Court, Front Street, Acomb YO24 3BJ
T: 01904 863431

Mamma Mia

Established in 1987, Mamma Mia has a long-standing reputation for excellent and authentic Italian food, freshly prepared in our kitchens. The restaurant seats up to 70 people, and has a lovely secluded patio area seating an extra 40.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 17:00 – 23:00
Fridays and Saturdays: 12:00 – 14:00, 17:00 – 23:00
Sundays: 17:00 – 23:00
20 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ

T: 01904 622020

New Earswick Folk Hall

Amazing homemade food – very reasonably priced indoor and outdoor seating lift to take you upstairs too.

๐Ÿ’œย Baby Change
๐Ÿ’œย Pram Space
๐Ÿ’œย High Chairs
๐Ÿ’œย Kids Activity (Small Library & Books Upstairs)
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Menu
โŒ Dog Friendly (Outside Only)

Open 9am-3pm Monday to Friday, 9am-1.30pm on Saturday.

Pig & Pastry

We serve breakfast, brunch and a variety of food options. We are now predominantly a take out restaurant. However, we have a few sections indoors where you can stay in and eat and weather permitting, there are some tables outside too.

Opening times are Monday to Saturday, 8:30am to 2.30pm.

35 Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 1NA
T: 01904 675133

Rowntree Park Reading Cafe

Comfortable surroundings and lots of literature to read or borrow. Breakfasts and homemade food with children’s portions available, and we sell delicious cakes. We are child friendly and wheelchair accessible. Dogs are welcome on the terrace, with one dog-friendly table inside and we offer a full library service! Takeaway available too.

๐Ÿ’œ Baby Change
๐Ÿ’œ Pram Space
๐Ÿ’œ High Chairs
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Activity (Books)
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Menu
๐Ÿถ Dog Friendly

Open Daily 9-4pm

Terry Ave, York, YO23 1JQ
T: 01904 551489

Ruby’s Coffee House

Located on Front Street of Acomb, Rubyโ€™s Coffee House is an independent.. family run business.

โŒ Baby Change
๐Ÿ’œ Pram Space
โŒ High Chairs
โŒ Kids Activities
โŒ Kids Menu (but do kids portions)
๐Ÿถ Dog Friendly

๐Ÿ•‘ Mon-Sat 9am-4pm Sun 10-2pm

๐Ÿ“ฑ 01904 914419

๐Ÿ“ 43 Front Street, York, YO24 3BR

Tanghall Reading Cafe

Our cafe is stylish, modern and welcoming with a lovely community feel. It serves a variety of hot and cold drinks, handmade sandwiches and cakes, with vegan and vegetarian options. Enjoy sitting indoors or outside. A warm welcoming place to meet with friends, with fabulous books to keep children entertained. Please note that the cafe finishes serving hot food at 2pm

๐Ÿ’œย Baby Change
๐Ÿ’œย Pram Space at tables
๐Ÿ’œย High Chairs
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Activity – Plenty of books!
๐Ÿ’œย Kids Menu
๐Ÿถ Dogs Welcome Outside
๐Ÿ•‘ Open Hours on website HERE
๐Ÿ“The Centre @ Burnholme, Mossdale Avenue, York YO31 0HA

t: (01904) 552655

Tea on the Green

Tea Room, Outside Catering for any function and Takeaway set at the green in Acomb. We open at 9am for breakfasts, Teacakes & Scones, lunches & afternoon Tea. We are not taking table bookings except for Afternoon Tea.

๐Ÿ’œ Baby Change
โŒ Pram Space (can leave outside)
๐Ÿ’œ High Chairs
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Menu
โŒ Kids Activity
โŒ Dog Friendly

Open Tues-Fri 9-3.30pm Sat 9-3pm

37 The Green Acomb YO26 5LL
T: 01904 789380

The Dormouse

A country pub oozing rural charm and rustic character, our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

Clifton Park Avenue,ย York,ย North Yorkshire,YO30 5PA
T: 01904 640682

The Hub Cafe at the Riverside Centre

The Hub Cafe is a lovely, warm and welcoming non-profit community cafe, run by Living Word Church. We are open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9.30am-4.00pm, serving great coffee, delicious homemade cakes and light lunches for great value prices. We look forward to seeing you there!

๐Ÿ’œ Baby Change
๐Ÿ’œ Pram Space at tables
๐Ÿ’œ High Chairs
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Activity (Toys)
โŒ Kids Menu (Smaller Portions Available)
โŒ Dog Friendly
๐Ÿ•‘ open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9.30am-4pm
๐Ÿ“The Riverside Centre, 187-189 Huntington Road, York, YO31 9BP

T: 01904 626786

The Old Liquor Store

A new restaurant / bar / cafe.

๐Ÿ’œ Baby Change
๐Ÿ’œ Pram Space at tables
๐Ÿ’œ High Chairs
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Activity (Colouring Sheet on Menu)
๐Ÿ’œ Kids Menu
๐Ÿถ Dog Friendly

๐Ÿ•‘ Wed 9am-4pm, Thurs-Sat 9am,-3.30pm & 5.30pm-9pm, Sunday 9-11.30am & 12-4pm

๐Ÿ“Terryโ€™s Chocolate Factory, Bishopthorpe Road, York

Toby Carvery

‘Friendly staff, well priced, plenty of variety.’

JC Jan 19

‘My grandchildren loved going to the Carvery to help themselves to all the vegetables. They also got plenty of Turkey even though it was on the kids menu.’

MA Jan 19

Malton Road,ย York,ย North Yorkshire,ย YO32 9TE
T: 01904 424542

Trinacria

Family-friendly modern Sicilian cafe bar. From a leisurely lunch with a glass of wine,ย  quickly popping in to get ice cream or a cake to take home, Trinacria adheres to high standards of quality and service.

Happy to cater for all dietary requirements.

27 Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 1NA

Wetherby Whaler

Traditional fish and chip restaurant and takeaway, serving Yorkshireโ€™s finest fish and chips. Freshly cooked to order and served with a smile.

Monday & Saturday: 11.30am-9.30pm

Tuesday & Wednesday: 11.30am-9pm

Thursday & Friday: 11.30am-11pm

Sunday: 12pm-9.30pm

Ings Lane York Business Park, York Business Park, York YO26 6RA
T:01904 784500

YHA Youth Hostel

Our relaxed cafรฉ is open 7 days a week, 7:00am – 10:00pm. Serving drinks and cakes all day, & hot food between 7:30am – 8:30 pm, with plenty of space for little ones to run around!

๐Ÿ’œBaby change
๐Ÿ’œKids Activities (books, games, colouring)
๐Ÿ’œHigh Chairs
๐Ÿ’œRoom for Prams
๐Ÿ’œKids Menu
๐Ÿถ Dogs Welcome

Water End, York YO30 6LP
T: 01904 653147

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