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The Cocoa Tree

4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
+44 1439 771727
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fruit cake” (18 reviews)
“quiche” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely place, lovely staff, lovely cup of tea and fabulous cakes. Nothing more to say really other than to suggest you go.

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great find on Boxing Day . Friendly staff and prompt service, great food and a warm atmosphere. Thank you!

Thank Jayfray00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Helmsley a little to early to book into hotel so looking for tearoom for coffee and sandwich after going into 3 other tearooms we were told either closing or closed then we came across this little gem when we asked if they where...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely friendly owners. The coffee was very good and cake very fresh and moist, lovely. We will return.

Thank handh544
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to pop in or have a meet up with friends and family. Recently moved to nearby Kirkbymoorside and will now be a regular!

Thank jeanbarnes001
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Popped in for a late breakfast on Sunday 10th December with my sisters. The baked potatoes (1 x cheese & beans, 1 x cheese and ham) were, hot, tasty, substantial & the fillings were everything you would want them to be. My other sister had...More

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The Cocoa Tree is dog friendly so we called for a snack. Simple but attractive decor . A friendly reception and service. Good coffee and hot chocolate and very nice scones and cake. Very relaxing. Even the dog got a slice of bacon as a...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Called in as other local places were full. Superb coffee and outstanding piece of cake, the chocolate cake was probably the best I have ever eaten. Small family run with a welcoming atmosphere and dog friendly.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

What a lovely surprise. We had been directed by some friends to Mannions, but they were closed. Looking across the road, we saw The Cocoa Tree and were delighted when we found it is a dog-friendly cafe. The dining room was as warm as the...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food! Friendly service! Lovely gifts! We stumbled upon this little gem by chance and I’m so glad we did! Will definitely be returning!

Thank Ashleigh A
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11 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Anthony B | Reviewed this property |
Gluten free? I seem to recall they had some cakes available, I don't recall seeing sandwiches though.
2 February 2017|
Response from Addisadvisor | Reviewed this property |
No idea we went tea time..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 771727
We are a small family owned cafe/coffee shop serving a wide selection of light lunches,snacks,cakes,waffles,cream tea's,award winning ice cream and milkshakes.A specials board is also available along side a varied menu. We also have a good selection of gifts. All dogs are welcome inside the cafe.Muddy paws are not a problem. Entrance is wheelchair friendly. In the hot weather we have air conditioning for your comfort. Myself (Julie) and Mark are the new owners of THE COCOA TREE and since taking over a year ago 2014. We would like to thank all of our customers old and new for all the lovely comments and support. We aim to provide good quality local produce with a friendly relaxed atmosphere. At the moment payment is cash only but we will be looking into payment by card in the near future.
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