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Travellers' Choice2022
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PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$12
CUISINES
Cafe, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stumbled across this delightful cafe early Sunday morning. We were immediately welcomed by a friendly face and shown to our table. The cafe is so lovely inside decorated with twinkling fairy lights. Everything on the menu sounded wonderful. Although, we only wanted a light...bite to eat as we were hoping to eat at the Christmas markets later on. My poached eggs were perfection! The staff all worked incredibly hard as it was super busy with people queuing outside to come in (a sure sign of a good cafe!).More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great service with fantastic food really enjoyed. Will definitely be returning and would recommend all to visit.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed this cafe so much we had breakfast in there both days of our stay. Price is as expected for a city, but the food was good and delivered to the table without too much of a wait. Ham panini, full English, bacon buttie, salmon...bagel, all well-presented and tasted lovely. Popular cafe so people may need to queue outside before a table comes free.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I live in York and have been coming to wheldrakes for some years when I can get in as it very popular as you cannot fault food or service, However I was taken back as it’s the first time I have ever been charged for...hot water I literally got my tea immediately so therefore when my breakfast came In had nearly drank my tea so just wanted to warm up the rest I’ve asked for hot water before and haven’t been charged, I work in customer service and I wouldn’t provide any customer with anything without telling them their would be a charge, Very disappointed that a good eatery like this has to charge for hot water, I fully understand overheads on everything has gone up but please you will lose good paying customers like myself if you get a little stingy about hot water I was already paying for a breakfast + tea every week just not good informing theirs a charge for hot waterMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Behappy, Owner at Wheldrakes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Dawn We’ve always had this stated in my menu - under where all my products are on & described - nothing is hidden away to extra charge you … But yes we do charge within reason.. a teapot you receive is big enough for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we visit York, Wheldrakes is always the place we go to for breakfast. The staff are delightful and attentive. The venue is open, airy and attractive. The food is cooked to a high quality and modestly priced. The cakes are well portioned and very...delicious. I can't recommend it enough (even though I don't want it to get so popular that we can't be served when we next return).More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I both ate a full English Breakfast here today. Service was very friendly and efficient. Food was hot, tasty and well cooked. We came on trip advisor recommendations and were not disappointed.Well done ladies, you run a super cafe.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best full English Ive ever had, everything cooked to perfection. Lovely sausages and bacon and the poached eggs had golden yolks.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Return visit to Wheldrakes, this time for breakfast. Everything freshly prepared and very enjoyable. Our order took very little time to prepare and it was evident that, given the size of the place, rapid turnaround is an important factor, not that we were rushed in...any way. I had a small plate breakfast which consisted of sausage, bacon, hash brown, beans, tomato, white toast and a perfect poached egg. The bacon was very nice and so too was their coffee. If this review was helpful, please be kind enough to click the button below.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little café is absolutely adorable. It has a really varied menu, lots of vegetarian options, and its food is delicious. Simple, good quality, ingredients, flavours that pair well and, to top it all, incredibly kind and friendly staff and impeccable service. I loved it!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A warm welcome with great produce and an excellent service with a great playlist!!! Highly recommended 👌

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by here looking for somewhere for a proper breakfast and what a find! Very friendly staff made the four of us feel welcome, switched a couple of items for us from the English breakfast menu without us having to ask, not many places do...replacement items nowadays. Food was exceptional and pretty fast coming out, but was all freshly cooked, top marks to the chef out the back. Very reasonably priced all agreed we will return there when we’re back in York.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff, delicious food and drink and the music is great. They serve great breakfasts with a good selection for vegetarians.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Run by lovely people making fantastic food, this cafe is completely charming. I had a fantastic gluten free breakfast, I am coeliac and they understood my allergy completely and even gave me fantastic home made gluten free sour bread. The cakes are homemade and beautiful....I highly recommend!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't often review places but this place deserves so much recognition. I am a proper stickler for customer service and this little gem was simply wonderful. The food was literally heaven on a plate but it was the service that caught my attention; professional,...understated yet careful attention to its customers with a super clean environment, we had to go back twice and we'll be going back again before we leave. Thank you, thank you for the incredible staff we met today and our scones !!!!!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across Wheldrakes while looking for a late breakfast. Staff were lovely, food was fabulous. Nothing to fault. Will definitely head there again the next time I’m in York.

Date of visit: October 2022
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shirleym26
22 November 2022|
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Response from behappy1980 | Property representative |
Yes we do All homemade and fresh to order
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Response from behappy1980 | Property representative |
Hi apologies Only just seen this No sorry
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Response from T7717ZZdavidw | Reviewed this property |
When we sat in there were plenty of customers doing takeaway.
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Yes, Wheldrakes offers takeaway services.

Yes, Wheldrakes is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Wheldrakes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5