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Robinsons is an independent neighbourhood café serving Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. Situated on Bishopthorpe Road, we're a short walk from the City Centre and the Train Station. No Reservations, tables are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
US$7 - US$14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were really pleased with the food for our brunch - my chorizo hash particularly was beautiful. It’s just a shame that the spaced tables due to restrictions meant the atmosphere was a little lacking. Still, it’s worth it to enjoy the great food, just...make sure to get there early before the lunch rush.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Possibly our forth visit to this very popular cafe... We were very late in the day and, probably due to these unprecedented times the establishment was about to close at what felt like an unusually early time in the afternoon. Non the less, we ordered...coffee and cakes and waited outside. The coffee this time round though was really dreadful.. Had the place been open even as we took our first sip I would have returned as there was the most awful taste that could not simply have been the blend or roast.... I suspect that perhaps the machine had already been cleaned down for the day and I could taste chemicals... It really was that bad.... I have to balance this with the thought that this had never happened before and, being one to gauge how good a place is by the number of clients it attract, this experience must hopefully and surely have been a one off. Thus, our initial comments of "never again" will probably not hold true in the long term.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 23 January 2021 via mobile

As it was the weekend we decided to have a Robinson's take out breckie, phoned the order in and picked up 15 mins later. Creamy truffled mushrooms & a sweetcorn fritters, lovely start to a lockdown weekend.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

The best brunch place! Absolutely love it here. Came for the first time a few days ago and couldn’t believe how amazing the food was. The staff were also really friendly. Definitely will be coming back.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 19 October 2020 via mobile

Great portion sizes, great food, good service. Came here for a decent breakfast and didn't leave disappointed. The ability to add extras to a meal was also good as it meant you could build your own. I had poached eggs on sourdough and added avocado...and bacon which where all cooked to perfection. I also had porridge with Banana and peanut butter which tasted amazing! The peanut butter seemed to have been cooked in the porridge so the flavour was throughout as opposed to just being on top. The porridge was smooth and the bananas tasty. Portion sizes where decent sizes and the coffee and fresh orrange juice I can greatly recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 19 October 2020 via mobile

We visited here on a whim when on a walk. The adaptations this lovely place has made to ensure diner's safety (curtesy of Covid-19) are phenomenal. They have managed to uphold rules without comprising on atmosphere or service. The food was outstanding and the service...excellent. Thoroughly recommend it! Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 13 October 2020

We visited during a long weekend stay in York. Would highly recommend. Great brunch menu and coffee!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020

Lovely little cafe for brunch in York. Friendly, quick service, both loved our food, great coffee. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 23 September 2020 via mobile

What a great little place! We queued for around 30 mins on a Saturday afternoon, and it was definitely worth it! The food was incredible, and the staff were lovely! Definitely one of the best brunch/breakfasts places! There are lots of options on the menu...and most can be made gluten free.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

First visit today but definitely won’t be our last. The queue outside tells you how good this place is, they’ve got it spot on! Great menu and lovely cosy interior. The staff were so friendly and attentive and the food was delicious, can’t wait to...visit again 😊More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Not far from Nunnery Lane car park.
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