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The Perky Peacock Coffee Shop

North Street | Postern Tower, York YO1 6HU, England
+44 1904 689778
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“cinnamon bagel” (10 reviews)
“cakes” (37 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
North Street | Postern Tower, York YO1 6HU, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

But on a sunny warm morning on the way to the station it was simply impossible not to love this place for a coffee. Got a long black (a genuine long black, not a black Americano) and whilst I might have gone a solid 4...More

Thank Waddler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply sublime. Tiny, natural, friendly, fabulous coffee and the best natural food. A real find in a world of mediocrity.

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting coffee stop. Not only are the coffee and cakes good but amazingly enough one is sitting in part of the Walls. Great

Thank TiggyLancashire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away next to the bridge and the walls you pass it going in to York from the train station and despite thousands taking pictures of its cute turret/mini castle exterior it is surprising quiet inside! Gorgeous interior, seating for about 20 people upstairs it...More

1  Thank L J T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicous cakes and coffee ;) perfect for morning coffee and great beginning of the day ;) Very little place but with great atmosphere. Love theirs cute cups with peacock

Thank Trisha_MorningCoffee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this one morning walking into the city. Fun little coffee shop with delicious cakes and iced coffees. Loved sitting inside, very cosy. Would definitely recommend.

Thank lilabet182
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Wanted somewhere equidistant between the Railway Museum and The Minster and was delighted to find The Perky Peacock.Situated in a Medieval Stone Toll Tower forming part of the original City walls, it's setting is truly unique and makes for a very special place for lunch....More

1  Thank CTID73
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Having just walked the longest part of the wall this was just what we needed - a beautiful quaint inviting friendly place to rest while enjoying great coffee and delicious homemade ginger biscuits

1  Thank isobur
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Great staff with lovely coffee and cake. So good we brought some coffee beans that they even ground for us! Quirky building and you can sit in a chair fit for a king.

1  Thank HoppoNandP
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We needed a coffee to prepare us for the day and Googled to find a decent place on our walk into town, and were happy to find this cute cafe inside a tower. Just a few tables but people seem to spot when new people...More

1  Thank Selena A
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Questions & Answers
Alice G
15 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Nicola P | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Street | Postern Tower, York YO1 6HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 689778
  • E-mail
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. There is also a new Perky Peacock by York st University on Gillygate, York.
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