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 we find out about any little gems, so if you know of a pub, restaurant or café that should be included in this listing then please contact us here.

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

2 Oxford Place

100% Gluten Free Cafe with a baby coffee morning on a Friday

I couldn’t recommended it more highly for people who are gluten free or people who would just like a tasty meal

KK Aug 2018

It’s a completely gluten free cafe. Great food!

SC Aug 2018

T: 01904 656661
14 Gillygate, YO31 7EQ

Cakes D’licious

Cakes d’Licious is a Vintage Tearoom and Cakery in York. We proudly serve our Vintage Afternoon Tea which includes freshly prepared sandwiches, crisps, salad, mouth watering scones, strawberry jam, fresh cream and a selection of cakes.

Cakes delicious at Clifton Green . They’re fab

KJR, April 18

Cakes Delicious near Bootham is lovely too and very relaxed atmosphere.

CB, January 18


61 Clifton, York, YO30 6BD
T: 01904 541100

Chill Cafe – Acomb

Chill cafe in York is great

DD, Aug 2018

Chill Cafe in acomb are breastfeeding friendly

ED, Aug 2018

Moo free chocolate has arrived at Chill in the Community CIC! This is free from soya, dairy, gluten & GM.
We can now also make our chocolate brownie free from soya as well as dairy & gluten & eggs.

8a, Acomb Court, Front St, Acomb, York YO24 3BJ
T: 01904 787008

Cox & Co – Woodthorpe

Cox & Co is a newly opened family run Coffee Shop offering a selection of homemade sandwiches,scones & cakes,which include locally sourced quality produce.

Just recommending this really lovely little family run cafe in woodthorpe, so child friendly and they do proper coffee and homemade cakes too. There’s also a new playground right nearby too.

SH, April 2018

This is a lovely cafe for parents and little ones, woodthorpe shops

KG Jan 18

Open 8.30am – 4pm Monday-Friday & 8.30am – 3pm Saturday

Cox & Co, Moorcroft Road, YO24 2RQ York
T: 01904 848383

Love to Eat – Woodthorpe

This is a true hidden gem. With space for a few buggies, a couple of highchairs, a sofa a toy box and, most importantly, the most delicious brownies you’ve had! It’s just in front of Chapmans pond so plenty of parking and great for a little stroll around the pond after too.

Love to Eat cafe on Moor Lane is good, you can park right outside and they have a big basket of toys for kids.

AH, May 18

Love to Eat recommended 

SR, Nov 18

52 Moor Ln, York, YO24 2QY
T: 01904 778880

Mama Mia

Established in 1987, Mamma Mia has a long-standing reputation for excellent and authentic Italian food, freshly prepared in our kitchens.

Mama Mia‘s on Gillygate really family friendly

VS, Jan 2018

Mamma Mia‘s on Gillygate! Beautiful food, we go here quite often!

EC, Nov 2018

 20 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ
T: 01904 622020

Marcia – Bishopthorpe

Enjoy relaxing in our traditional bar or dine in our restaurant with open fire.  We serve home-cooked food and we have a great selection of drinks including cask ales, wines, spirits and soft drinks.

Marcia in Bishopthorpe has just won an award for its fish and chips – so the chips must be good!

LE, Jan 2018

The Marcia in bishopthorpe have s separate function room that leads onto the garden x

SK, July 2018

29 Main Street, Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2RA
T: 01904 706185

Pig & Pastry

A very popular cafe on Bishopthorpe Road. Gorgeous food (and the all important cake!) Seating inside and outside.

Pig and pastry is lovely

GL, Jan 2018

Recommend Pig & Pastry on Bishopthorpe Rd.

LP, July 2018

35 Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 1NA
T: 01904 675115

Rowntree Park Reading Cafe

Rowntrees Park and you can have a lovely cake and cuppa in the reading cafe after

LCW, Oct 2018

Reading cafe in rowntree Park, lovely park area to play then can enjoy coffee and a cake there!

HL, March 2018

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

The Dormouse

The dormouse is lovely x

LH, April 2018

The Dormouse on Shipton Road is dog friendly and you can walk along the river from there either towards town or towards Rawcliffe County Park.

JC, May 2018

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


Traditional Sicilian food. Modern, clear décor. High chairs and changing facilities. Plenty of buggy room. Very family friendly. And gorgeous ice-cream!

Trinacria in Bishopthorpe road,the best ice cream in York.

VP,  July 18

Second and third this place, absolutely gorgeous ice cream, value for money and great service!

ELG, July 18

27 Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 1NA
T: 01904 640104

True Story

Independent Vegan Cafe

Also we love True Story (used to me and Mrs fisher) exclusively vegan now

AG June 2018

Second this, been in a couple of times with the buggy and always made welcome. On Lord mayors walk where the bile beans sign is.

ST June 2018

18 Lord Mayors Walk, York,YO31 7HA
T:01904 656566

Wetherby Whaler

Wetherby whaler is great x

JP,  Jan 2018

the wetherby whaler is v good for gluten free. The staff have a good understanding and the menu is good. My sister has coeliacs and found it excellent.

EK, Feb 2018

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