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#30 of 207 Cafe in York
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US$4 - US$10
Cafe, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely coffee and full breakfast enjoyed by our little family this morning. Very quick friendly service too - Yorkshire charm at its finest. Can’t wait to go back next time we’re in York!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Checked on Internet came up as dog friendly was in York for a few days so we thought we would give it a try also had an advert for afternoon tea perfect I went in 1st to check at the desk about our dog and...was told he was very welcome in the antiques centre and the cafe as well. Went upstairs to the cafe 1st thing we saw was a sign saying cafe closed asked the girl who took the sign down saying it should not be there fine cafe had a few empty tables so asked where she wanted us to sit was told she would have to ask her boss as we had a dog (he's only small). She came back and told us even though there where tables they were too full to allow a dog So not dog friendly more dog when they feel like itMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021

Although we had a nice welcome from the young lady making coffees, the other lady in the kitchen who was serving the food was rude and abrupt, dumping our food on the table and we felt a but of an inconvenience to her. Won't be...going again, food was average and £10 for 4 glasses of orange is crazy!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 25 August 2021 via mobile

We literally stumbled upon this lovely tea room, upstairs from a vintage shop! I can highly recommend it! Lovely gluten free menu, so relaxing. I had GF tuna and mozzarella panini that came side salad and a hot chocolate, the hubby had the all day...breakfast and cappuccino and it came to just short of £20. They also do afternoon tea!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 August 2021

We used to enjoy coming here but today was really disappointing. The table and cutlery didn't look or feel clean. The coffee was swimming with grains and also the outsides of the cups. The coffee was nice and the food was fine. It all just...felt a bit slapdash. When the waitress asked was everything alright I know I should have said something but I couldn't be bothered getting into a dispute or at least an uncomfortable situation. It would be better if it all returned to its usual standard.More

Date of visit: August 2021
nicky71073, Owner at Mollys Tearooms, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2021

I’m really sorry you’ve had this experience iv prided Mollys for many years on its cleanliness and fresh home cooked food and it makes me sad to read something like this and can only apologise. We’re in the process of training new staff and I...More

Reviewed 2 August 2021 via mobile

Great little hidden tea shop in York city centre. We came here for some tea and cake as we were tired from walking around the city. Good value for money and excellent customer service. Lovely fresh cakes as shown in photos

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 21 July 2021 via mobile

What a gem in the middle of York. Very tasty veggie breakfast, with Heinz beans and HP sauce, not cheap substitutes. Our waitress Abby was friendly and thorough, a credit to the business. Half the price of Betty's too!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 15 June 2021 via mobile

Molly's vintage tearoom is on the 1st floor and the vintage fashion showcase shop ( above the antique York shop No 41).  We love and look for a tearoom like these.  It is hidden but worth the visit. Samantha, our waitress, had a big lovely...smile. Alone it will welcome you again and again. Lovely homemade sandwiches, paninis, omelette, toasties, jacket potatoes. They also have Molly's special  sandwich /panini, cake and drink. Or you can enjoy vintage afternoon tea. They also offer gluten bread.   Would recommend and certainly will have no hesitation to come back. More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 6 June 2021

We went to Molly's Tearooms for lunch one Saturday. York was packed and it was a bit hard to find because of all the people milling about, but we were glad we made the effort. We decided on jacket potatoes with creamed mushrooms and the...lady apologised and said they only had one potato left, but offered us the mushrooms with toast instead. She said the mushrooms came in a separate dish so the toast wouldn’t get soggy. Our meal arrived very quickly and we shared the toast and potato. The mushrooms were absolutely delicious and plenty of them. Very pleasant staff and a lovely little tearoom. We recommended the place to our next-door neighbours who went two days ago and they also thought it was great. We’ll be back!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 November 2020

Good value for money light bites in the centre of York. The combined sandwich, cake, and drink a favourite for many of our visits. The staff are very polite and attentive.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Response from rosieg717 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. It is quite small but don’t think you’ll have any problems as quite difficult to find
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28 September 2016|
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Response from indie999 | Reviewed this property |
I would phone but it is one of the most reasonable hugest afternoon teas I have had.
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Mollys Tearooms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5