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#23 of 209 Cafe in York
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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am disabled with a walking aid. Waited outside to be seated as per instructions on the sandwich board, no one came so my wife went inside to ask only to be waved away by the quite rude and abrupt member of staff, who did...not obviously put customers first especially any one who was disabled!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely friendly place with surprisingly quick service. My friend had the york ham on granary which came with a tasty side salad, I had the mushroom soup which comes with chunks of granary bread. It was the nicest mushroom soup I’ve tasted in years!...Just what I needed to warm up on a cold, wet day.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 27 August 2021 via mobile

We visited Bennet’s while sight seeing in York. We grabbed a lovely coffee and hot chocolate while we were there. Staff were very friendly and were cleaning furiously throughout our time there.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 6 August 2021

Stopped for a coffee en route to walk around the city walls. Oat milk latte was lovely, partner had a coffee, it was served in a smallish cup and really not much more than half full. Milk was served separately so perhaps that explains it....No vegan options in the cakes which surprised me as I don't think I've ever seen so much choice for vegans as I have done in York. Looking at the reviews this place is obviously popular and succeeding at what it does so perhaps there is not a feeling that vegans need to be catered for...but even just one option would be nice!! I can only assume the oat milk option is due to so many people being 'dairy free'. Great setting, enjoyed sitting in the sun people watching!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 5 July 2021 via mobile

This is a lovely welcoming cafe with friendly staff and a great menu. I was in a rush for a quick bite before going on a walking tour of York and found this great cafe by chance! A great find. I explained I was short...on time and within minutes my delicious York ham sandwich and salad arrived! Enjoyed it so much I returned there later on in the week! Great location just a stone’s throw from York Minster and bathed in sunshine on my visit. Recommend without hesitation.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 28 June 2021

I was looking for somewhere for brunch overlooking York Minster and chose Bennett’s. The setting is perfect and the staff friendly and attentive. We had the full English which was delicious and very filling. The only thing that could’ve made it better is if there...had been an available table outside. Never mind, it just means I’ll have to come back again! Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 22 June 2021

Called if for a quick drink one morning last week, we were served quickly and reasonable prices, what's not to like!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 13 June 2021 via mobile

Can you get a better view than this over breakfast in York? Is so, I want to know where. Lovely, friendly staff were very accommodating, they’d bend over forwards for you. Menu slightly limited but the bacon butty was absolute perfection. Enjoy!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 10 June 2021 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on a baking hot day - perfect choice! Helpful friendly staff and a great view for people-watching around the minster itself. The food was absolutely delicious (I definitely recommend the goats cheese salad),and was served with a smile☺️. Thankyou!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 10 June 2021

Having arrived in York with our luggage and unable to book into the hotel early we found Bennet's for some lunch. Food was perfect and fresh, staff very helpful and friendly location absolutely fabulous ( the weather certainly helped for outside dining). we dined here...every day of our trip and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The food was always high quality and I will certainly be back here on our next trip.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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It’s interesting that this place can get so many good reviews & some really scathing ones. I guess it’s a bit hit & miss & luck in any place but a decent restaraunt gets a preponderance of good reviews, which this one... More
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Bennett's Cafe & Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5