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.
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 £15.95, Children £9.95.
52 Moor Lane, York, YO24 2QY
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We are open for indoor dining.
Monday-Thursday: 10am-4pm, Friday: 10am-10pm, Saturday: 10am-4pm, Sunday: CLOSED
Currently doing take out (collection) pizzas as well on Friday evenings until 10pm. Until 4pm every other day except Sundays!
T: 07938 849442
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: 01904 411856
Cafe at No.12 is a local, community cafe with homely vibes serving up amazing darkwoods coffee and fresh homemade baked goods and food! With all ingredients sourced very locally. Sit inside or outside in the sunshine of our sun spot, or even takeaway whatever you like! Welcome everyone!
12 Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York YO24 1LH
T: 07596 554470
We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 9am-4.30pm
Wednesday & Sunday- Closed
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.
61 Clifton, York, YO30 6BD
T: 01904 541100
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
Laughing Llama is a family friendly café in Acomb. A space that both parents and children will enjoy with a dedicated first floor full of good quality toys (mainly for pre-schooler age) Good quality food and great coffee!
On a Tuesday we have our ‘Baby Llama’ group where parents of pre walkers can sit and chat and connect over coffee and cake!
T: 01904 863431
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.
T: 01904 622020
Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurant. Open 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday & 10am-4pm Sunday. Plenty of vegan/vegan options and all dishes on main menu can be made GF on request.
‘Osborne’s @68 on Gillygate – lovely people, great coffee, and the cakes are delicious and enormous!!’
SF Sept 18.
68 Gillygate, YO31 7EQ
T: 01904 627939
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
Comfortable surroundings and lots of literature to read or borrow. Breakfasts and homemade food with children’s portions are available, and we sell delicious cakes. We are child friendly and wheelchair accessible. Dogs are welcome on the terrace and we offer a full library service!
Opening Times: 9am-4pm everyday (breakfast, 9am-11:30am; lunch, 11:30am-2:30pm.
Our takeaway offer includes all our hot and cold drinks, pastries, cakes, scones, take away sandwiches, toasties, smoothies, and of course Yorvale Ice Cream.
Terry Ave, York, YO23 1JQ
T: 01904 551489
We are not taking table bookings except for Afternoon Tea.
37 The Green Acomb YO26 5LL
T: 01904 789380
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, York, North Yorkshire,YO30 5PA
T: 01904 640682
‘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, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 9TE
T: 01904 424542
Family-friendly modern Sicilian cafe bar. From a leisurely lunch with a glass of wine, 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
Traditional fish and chip restaurant and takeaway, serving Yorkshire’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
Ings Lane York Business Park, York Business Park, York YO26 6RA
YHA York café and grounds are back open! Our facilities are Covid secure and our menu is delicious. We guarantee lovely coffees, fabulous cakes and friendly faces with plenty of space for the little ones to run around.
Water End, York YO30 6LP
T: 01904 653147