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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” (16 reviews)
“quiche” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After our walk from Helmsley to Rievaulx abbey and back including subzero temperatures along the footpath and altitude sickness on the way back along the road we arrived in Helmsley around 4.30pm. Quite a lot of the tea tea rooms were closed by this time,but...More

Thank ssargeant
Reviewed 4 days ago

The cafe is small but has nice view onto the street. Staff were friendly and had a good range of lunches to choose from.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only popped in for a reviving coffee, but salivated over any plates of food that wafted past. This place is a gem and I only hope when I drop by next time that there will be a space for me to eat at because I...More

Thank Edwardo C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small tea shop, including a few seats at the counter. Very friendly and chatty. We had the most beautiful ham and cheese quiche, which we were offered warm. Not the common "solid" filling, but lovely soft and tasty middle. Has ice cream and lovely looking...More

Thank mikehf2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since purchasing a weekend "bolt hole" in Yorkshire 18 months ago we have been on a mission to taste as many Scones with Jam and Cream as possible - hard job I know, we could have spent the time walking miles of Moorland and Public...More

Thank Cath T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what a lovely tea shop this is,so friendly,even the customers were chatting to us,really felt like we were welcome,even though we had a dog with us,the owner was very friendly ,and even asked if it was ok to give the dog a treat which we...More

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The variety of sandwiches and snacks at this restaurant is good. Some of the sandwiches are so tasty you want to go back for more and more. The service is good and very friendly and the knickknack for sale very interesting.

Thank 720yvonnec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went inmfor lunch, excellent atmosphere small but welcoming, some outside space to the rear. The staff were lovely,and the food very good and great value for money. Will have to go back for their cake as was too full today. Children welcome.

Thank Anne N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gem of a place......lovely food.....very clean....welcoming staff....proprietor gave our little dog treats......Helmsley is full of cafes but if we return we're coming back here. Thank you. X

Thank BobGunton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can honestly say this is one of the nicest cream teas I have had. Lovely staff. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank Jan P
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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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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 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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