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The Cocoa Tree

4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
+44 1439 771727
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fruit cake” (18 reviews)
“quiche” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first visit, and we will be back. A very dog friendly place, with well behaved owners ! Staff we welcoming, and helpful. It is small inside, but we didn't find this a problem, quite cosy really.

Thank sujo1972
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in as was tempted by the cream tea and so glad we did! The cream tea was amazing and could've sat here all day eating our way through the wonderful cakes on display. We were greeted very warmly and loved the homely atmosphere....More

Thank jilly672018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here because of trip advisor reviews, very disappointed. Very small and pokey inside, not particularly welcoming and the sandwiches were very basic. Wouldn't go back.

Thank walls21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I were visiting Helmsley during half term and wasn't sure where to go for lunch amongst the plethora of tea shops, so turned to trip advisor and this place lives up to its reviews. There are not a lot of tables but...More

Thank suzannecambridge
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely time at the cocoa tree in Helmsley !! Yummy scones with roddas clotted cream! Definitely would return !

Thank Sheila G
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Popped in on the way to Filey to have a drink and snack. The cakes were lovely and staff were very friendly. Very dog friendly, they even got a free treat 😃 Would definitely return and would highly recommend.

Thank Claire L
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Called in for soup and cake ...i had the cream of tomato ....and my wife had the tuna mayo sandwich .....we reserved cake ....a blackcurrant cake with crumbly topping ........i forget it's real name .....it was totally delicious........friendly service ......well presented food ....and it got...More

Thank Gray C
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Lovely place, lovely staff, lovely cup of tea and fabulous cakes. Nothing more to say really other than to suggest you go.

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This was a great find on Boxing Day . Friendly staff and prompt service, great food and a warm atmosphere. Thank you!

Thank Jayfray00
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Arrived in Helmsley a little to early to book into hotel so looking for tearoom for coffee and sandwich after going into 3 other tearooms we were told either closing or closed then we came across this little gem when we asked if they where...More

Thank Steve R
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Questions & Answers
11 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Anthony B | Reviewed this property |
Gluten free? I seem to recall they had some cakes available, I don't recall seeing sandwiches though.
2 February 2017|
Response from Addisadvisor | Reviewed this property |
No idea we went tea time..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 771727
We are a small family owned cafe/coffee shop serving a wide selection of light lunches,snacks,cakes,waffles,cream tea's,award winning ice cream and milkshakes.A specials board is also available along side a varied menu. We also have a good selection of gifts. All dogs are welcome inside the cafe.Muddy paws are not a problem. Entrance is wheelchair friendly. In the hot weather we have air conditioning for your comfort. Myself (Julie) and Mark are the new owners of THE COCOA TREE and since taking over a year ago 2014. We would like to thank all of our customers old and new for all the lovely comments and support. We aim to provide good quality local produce with a friendly relaxed atmosphere. At the moment payment is cash only but we will be looking into payment by card in the near future.
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