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The Cocoa Tree

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$$ - $$$
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4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
+44 1439 771727
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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were very impressed to find a place which is not a pub where we could bring our dog inside, a rarity these days! They also have outdoor seating but only in the summer. The food was wonderful. Good selection of savoury and sweet food, excellent choice of coffee including decaff flat white. Cakes are homemade and delicious. So are... More 

Thank Jono70
selby north yorkshire
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have visited The cocoa tree a time or two and are never disappointed. Today Sunday very busy . I had the quiche with side salad £4.95 I could have made it a large salad for £6.95 which I might do when very hungry. Mixed leaves peppers cucumber tomato a lovely dressing /coleslaw beautiful. My husband had the smoked salmon/cream... More 

Thank sharron c
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After a morning of driving through the Yorkshire dale villages (with a lot of places closed due to it not being half term) on our weeks holiday, we stopped off at Helmsley for a break and to look round the shops. We came across The Cocoa Tree and decided to head on in with our children. We ordered an ice... More 

Thank Katharine L
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438 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had some nice sandwiches and coffee (and cake after!) in The cocoa Tree. Sandwiches are a decent size and coffee was nice. Toffee cake was really nice after as well. Staff friendly and decent speed of service. [Takes cash only and not Cards!]

Thank adam_nwuk
Pickering, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went today, lovely toasted tea cake & hot tea. They were very busy. Only one niggle, I had asked for my cheese scone to be cold, but it came having been warmed up, it spoils a cheese scone for me! I didn't complain as I knew it was the last one they had!

Thank Elizabeth W
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lovely lunch today....mushroom soup to die for and beautifully presented with croutons and bread roll. Staff really friendly and attentive. Third visit. ...every time we visit Helmsley it's our lunch date!

Thank paddy028
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After our poor trip to the pub we called in here for some thing to eat. Both me and Mrs STW had a drink and sandwich. A lovely small and airy place with all round lovely quality and service to match. Even the dog was looked after and given are all big fuss and some ham. (he will be back... More 

Thank Samthewestie
York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again on our visits to Helmsley we had a lovely wee cup of tea and a toasted teacake with butter and jam - we always go into 'The Cocoa Tree' to rest our feet and find that our little Spanish rescue dog 'Pepe' is always made welcome. We have been going here since it was opened and we are... More 

Thank George T
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, bright cafe in Helmsley serving a good range of light meals, drinks and cakes etc. Lots to choose from lovely food and friendly service all for a reasonable price. Not many tables but with many tea rooms and cafes to choose from in Helmsley this is certainly a good choice.

Thank Zeentee
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This lovely little cafe was incredibly welcoming to our rather muddy dog after a long walk. Encouraged us in, provided some water for the dog and even some ham. Not phased by how dirty he was. It was the middle of January so we were pleased we wouldn't have to sit outside. The food was excellent, served quickly but obviously... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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 coffee shop serving a wide selection of snacks,cakes,waffles,cream tea's,award winning ice cream,milkshakes.A specials board is also available along side a varied menu. We also have handmade chocolates and a good selection of gifts along with our own chutney's,jams,curds and biscuits. All dogs are welcome. 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 we would like to thank all of our customers old and new for all the lovely comments and support.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?