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“Personable”
Review of Wheldrakes

Wheldrakes
Ranked #1 of 72 Coffee & Tea in York
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$9
Description: A licensed independent coffee shop/cafe, eat in or take out. Freshly roasted coffee beans served here, homemade soup, homemade scones, a homemade cake of the day, freshly made sandwiches & paninis, teapigs & much more, a little gem in the heart of the walls of York, we are situated near the monkbar.
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Description: A licensed independent coffee shop/cafe, eat in or take out. Freshly roasted coffee beans served here, homemade soup, homemade scones, a homemade cake of the day, freshly made sandwiches & paninis, teapigs & much more, a little gem in the heart of the walls of York, we are situated near the monkbar.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I have a tendency to visit Tripadvisor's top rated Cafe's/Coffee Houses and tend to be in agreement with the masses.

Rarely do I offer a review on these establishments, but Wheldrakes has a personality that fits its surroundings.

A 15 minute journey from the Train Station, walk past the Minster, through The Shambles. Not central, but still relatively in the thick of things.

They offer a multitude of Coffees from a three bean blend they roast themselves. No Pour Over option, I would imagine their isn't a Barista but my Cappuccino was pleasant and competent. Suitable enough for the Coffee connoisseur - ranging from £2.40 - £2.90 a cup.

An English breakfast consisting of "Awarded" Bacon & Sausages, Eggs, Bread, Beans, Black Pudding, Beans, Tomato & Relish set me back around £7.50

Excellent value for quite exceptional ingredients, the sausages and bacon were excellent.

The front of the Cafe is covered in cakes and Scones, around 12 variations. It would appear they bake some if not all of these themselves. Naturally we had to try a slice or two...however we weren't expecting these to arrive with cream, icing sugar and a very sweet sauce. I don't think I've ever been served a cake in a Cafe in this manner, think the standards been set now. Around £3.50 a serving from what I could gather.

The interior is quite typical, coffee quotes, little metal sheep etc. Cleanliness is obviously a priority and the layout maximises customer space.

Service was attentive without being overbearing, quick and efficient. The owners were friendly and the staff appeared to be enjoying their work.

York is an elegant, hospitable City. This is it's Cafe.

2  Thank LeLo001
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We found this place by accident when walking the walls last year, and stopping part way through to have a cup of tea and some cake. We viewed all the wonderful cakes and then opted for the cream tea, which was excellent. We returned yesterday (having now worked out how to get there without walking the walls again!) and had amazing cakes and lovely hot drinks in a relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff. We will be back ... each time we visit York.

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1  Thank DJMDeb
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We visited Wheldrakes on five occasions during our recent stay. The standard of the food remains excellent as does the friendliness of all the staff. We had excellent bacon and sausage sandwiches at breakfast time and delicious scones on a visit later in the day (and cheese scones for the train journey home)
I couldn't agree more with the comments made by Doreen M. It always annoys me when people think they have the right to sit in a cafe all day with an empty cup in front of them when there is a queue of customers waiting for a table. Unfortunately this seems to happen a lot and it puts the business owners and assistants in a difficult position.
This cafe is highly recommended if you are in the Goodramgate area. You won't be disappointed.

1  Thank Emcitybreaker
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere,brilliant attentive staff and the breakfasts we had were amazing! We will definately be coming back and i would recommend to all.

1  Thank samtomjoe
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Great find. Fab cosy cafe with extremely friendly staff.
Great choice of cakes and scones( even had 3 gluten free cakes)
Loved it so much we went back for lunch the following day.
If in York it’s a must!

1  Thank dohdohdoh2018
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