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UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT. Small speciality coffee shop serving some the UK's best coffee. Locally sourced food, homemade cakes from our bakery and all packed into an 800 year old tower under Lendal Bridge, York. Everything available to eat in or take out.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great range of cakes and drinks was so nice :) went as a family and there was plenty of room outside too. Interesting building on city walls.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little coffee shop. Very unique and historical setting inside an medieval tower. We sat in the dungeon which looks out over the river. Wonderful service by very friendly staff.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fantastic little coffee shop housed in a Medieval Tower now with loads of seating by the riverside which is superb in the summer. The coffee/tea has always been spot on, and the cakes are incredible. Special shoutout to the Smartie cookie bar, Malteaser Tiffin, Salted...Caramel drip cake and the Brownies - they’re all absolutely delicious. It’s well worth the visit for them alone.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 15 September 2021 via mobile

Brilliant service and coffee and cakes were delicious, would recommend this cafe as right next next to river with excellent views

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 15 September 2021

I really enjoyed my trip to the Perky Peacock this weekend. I had a toasted sandwich and a flat white and the flat white was maybe the best I've ever had. The bread on the sandwich was quite special too, some kind of local sourdough...that's quite addictive! I sat on one of the seats by the river and watched the world go by for an hour in total peace. I did order inside though and the place is so cosy and sweet, in a medieval round tower that screams history! I loved the personal touches in the service and am looking forward to another trip this week to enjoy a bit more of this special little place.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 15 September 2021

The coffee was amazing, the food was fantastic and the staff were so friendly, the best I have been to by a country mile. Highly recommended it.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 14 September 2021

Shocking food shocking service and shocking price! Dirty/chipped mugs £16:50 for a cup and a half of tea and 2 thrown together BLT’s

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 13 September 2021 via mobile

Slow service. Food was bland and overpriced. Managed to finish a cup of tea before our food turned up. First and last time visiting. Avoid!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 8 September 2021 via mobile

We only called in here for a drink as it was hot and we thought it would be enjoyable to sit outside and drink it whilst watching the river go by. We enjoyed the drinks but what was especially good was the wonderful friendly and...attentive service we received. I would definitely recommend a visit to this coffee shop - especially on a lovely summers day.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 September 2021

Great food in an amazing historical setting. Family run with cracking homebakes. Looking forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: September 2021
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May W
1 August 2019|
Response from T7442QFgeorgeb | Reviewed this property |
Prob not very suitable. Try Mannions Blake st or Carluccios St Helens square
15 April 2017|
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Response from PerkyPeacock | Property representative |
Hi Alice, We don't reserve seats, we just run on a first come, first serve basis. If you arrive before 10.30am, there is usually a free table for 2 free. In terms of price range, toast is the cheapest breakfast item... More
charlotte d
15 November 2016|
Response from dickydoodaa | Reviewed this property |
you'd struggle to get 10 people in this very very small cafe as it is a turret on the end of a bridge, however as for the phone number sorry no idea other than contact York tourist information if it's not correct on the... More
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The Perky Peacock Coffee Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5