Yorkshire and The Humber

Milan’s Coffee House, Harrogate

23 February 2007

This is the biggest coffee house I’ve ever seen and it’s also one of my favourites. It’s a haven of coffee in a region stuffed full of tea rooms.

Update: Milan’s has now closed.

Milan's Coffee House, Harrogate Milan's Coffee House, Harrogate

Milan’s is on two-and-a-bit floors and divided into four rooms, including “Garden”, “Terrace” and “Coffee Lounge”. It’s just a large house converted to the pursuit of coffee, so it’s a fairly literal coffee house.

Milan's Coffee House, Harrogate Milan's Coffee House, Harrogate

There is plenty of food on offer and Milan’s is licenced. But coffee is the first thing on the menu, and it’s so large (it sits 130 people) that there is bound to be space for enjoying a mug of latte in peace. You won’t feel out of place even if you just want an espresso at Saturday lunchtime.

Milan's Coffee House, Harrogate Milan's Coffee House, Harrogate

There’s something for everyone. The Garden room is a bit like a tea room, and the Coffee Lounge would be worthy of a review on its own… it’s a delightful little place with old, well worn sofas and a crackling fireside. The only time I’ve seen a real fireside in a coffee house.

Milan's Coffee House, Harrogate

It’s well organised too; find a table, choose you order and head back to the counter to pay (don’t try to resist the chocolate brownies on display – you will fail). The order is brought to the table.

It’s easily the best spot in Harrogate. Forget the queues at Betty’s, come here.

47 Oxford Street
North Yorkshire

We visited on 23 February 2007.

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  • Rachel 12 March 2007 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks for the review. Did you know we now also put on live music every Thursday evening? Come down and check it out. Love Rachel. xxx

  • Jeni 4 October 2007 at 6:50 pm

    Milans is like my second home. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve gone in at around 11 in the morning and not left until closing time! The cakes are delicious, the lounge is divine, and the service is the best I’ve found anywhere. I regularly recommend it to all my friends (and some strangers!)
    I honestly can’t think of a bad word to say about it (well, apart from how busy it gets on Saturdays… but I suppose they view it as a good thing!)

  • Grant 3 December 2007 at 8:49 pm

    Great place, friendly folk, best coffee (and chocolate) and cakes in town and far more informal than Betty’s, Great to relax and read a book or newspaper.

  • Arthur 29 June 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Reasonably priced. Good portions and good coffee.
    Staff sometimes are not sure what’s going on. The cafe and be a little dirty which is a shame as a little bit more attention by the management and staff would make this a good coffee shop.