Yorkshire and The Humber

Coffee Culture, York

18 November 2006

A terrific coffee house hidden away in historic York.

Coffee Culture, York Coffee Culture, York

Not unusually for this city, Coffee Culture is squeezed snugly into a tall, thin, rickety building. There are three stories connected by steep staircases. A visit above ground level is not for the faint of heart.

There are a few small tables on the first floor and, at the far end, a window ledge with comfy cushions and a view over bustling Goodramgate. Of all the spots in all the coffee houses in all the world, this is my favourite.

Head up to the second floor to find a smashing sofa and a couple of tables for nattering over a steamy drink.
There is the usual selection of coffees, which are top of the menu. The quality is good, but not amazing, but I don’t care, this is just such a lovely place.

Coffee Culture, York Coffee Culture, York

Coffee Culture has waiter service so just find a seat and someone will appear promptly to take your order. The staff (including wonderful owners Nick and Annalise) are friendly and chatty, despite spending their days walking up and down those stairs.

It’s perfectly decorated and all very unpretentious. The iPod in the background has some great tunes and, if you’re hungry as well as thirsty, the food is excellent and good value. Best full English in York!

This is my “local” and favourite. It’s the cosiest of coffee shops.

I really ought to take some new photos… these ones are pretty old (from the time of the previous owners).

41 Goodramgate

We visited on 18 November 2006.

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  • Chibi 9 November 2008 at 9:49 pm

    A great coffee shop. Went in during it’s first week of opening in my second year at York Uni and loved it ever since. A great cup of coffee, the best bacon roll in York and usually Radio 2 on the speakers. Plus great guys run it!

  • Anthony 14 December 2008 at 2:18 am

    This is a wonderful little cafe serving one of the best full English breakfasts in the country!

  • Matt 2 February 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Great staff and service, too.

  • reg 26 August 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Best full english in york, hands down! (and you can have a beer too!)

  • Elanin 14 March 2011 at 11:48 am

    Cute and cosy, it’s such a lovely place to relax with a book. Excellent smoothies and milkshakes (I’m not a coffee drinker) and a really scrummy vegetarian cooked breakfast.

    I’m hungry just thinking about it!

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  • Beth 11 July 2011 at 5:46 am

    Hands down the best coffee in England! They know what they are doing with that coffee machine!!