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Bruks Coffee Shop

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1 Peter Lane | York, York YO1 8SW, England
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bruks is one of my favourite coffee shops in York. It's high up in my top 10. Tucked away down Peter Lane it's off the beaten track but is always busy! The coffees are made with ground coffee beans & are much nicer & better value for money than the ones from the various chains. The girls are always friendly... More 

Thank AJGYork
York, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walked into Bruks with a pram and was immediately offered a table with space to store it as well as the option of a high chair. Service was polite and swift, the coffee and sandwich were lovely. When my son needed to feed, a member of staff spotted use and brought over some water for me and offered extra cushions... More 

Thank foosfan85
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming to York for years and never spotted this lovely little coffee shop. Apparently it's quite recently moved to this location. It's small but lovely inside. We had a full English breakfast which was delicious and I called back later to take out 2 pieces of chocolate cake, also delicious. Will definitely revisit this. Service also very good... More 

Thank Cas62
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, lovely establishment and very thoughtful staff. A place worth visiting when in York..................... ......................

Thank Andrew B
York, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've known about this place for years but not visited. However, on our way between two Costas, my daughter decided it was worth giving it a go. I am very glad we did. This is a small but perfectly formed little café, and we enjoyed our coffees and breakfast sandwiches very much. They even managed to get the many alterations... More 

Thank Joolsmd
Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed near this little cafe and called in on our first morning (hungover) for some breakfast. The ladies who work there are so kind, my friend was craving a milkshake and she was not disappointed. The breakfast was scoffed in minutes and it was so fresh and fulfilling! An absolute gem of a find.

Thank D0304
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across this hidden oasis just by chance. Good job we were hungry because the food is excellent and there are a lot of options for Veggies too! Seriously, a welcoming smile, lovely ambiance and nothing is too much trouble. Highly recommended.

Thank idewar05
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61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Heard bout this café on the bus , it's tucked away . no advertising around I didn't know it existed. Nice tables & chairs . pleasant staff. Food cooked to order . nicely served but quite pricey.

Thank Lizatom
Horsham, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

York is replete with the 'usual suspects' if you are looking for a coffee shop but if you are looking for an independent then go find this one; it is well worth the effort. It is near the town centre but you'll need to seek it out. Find Samuel's in Market Street and with Samuel's behind you walk into the... More 

Thank MiDiFr
1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch at 2pm. The woman serving said they had run out of soup and offered various other options but told me the whole menu was available. Eventually the woman returned and when I selected an item from the main menu she told me they didn't have it! So I ordered an alternative and a hot drink. She didn't... More 

Thank Claire S
Jojo M, Manager at Bruks Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Hi Claire ,I am the owner of Bruks and also the "woman" who served you , I remember you ask me for a soup which we had run out of after a busy lunch you then asked me for a fish finger sandwich which I explained straight away that I have had to take off the menu as one of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Peter Lane | York, York YO1 8SW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
Yes we are back..... We are now Situated right in the centre of York on one of York's oldest snickleways this new cafe resides in a grade 2 listed Victorian building. Still selling all of your favourite dishes .... Sandwiches ,Paninis ,jacket potatoes ,and our famous free range locally sourced breakfasts including Bubble and Squeak & Black Pudding all made freshly to order. Cream scone , teacakes , & cake of the day .... Also a wide selection of hot & cold beverages. Offering you a warm family friendly service, please come and say hi to Jo and all the staff in our new premises.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?