Top brunch spots in York

Monday 24th June 2024

Love to brunch? Live in York or planning a trip soon? York is home to a diverse brunch culture, whether you want an indulgent Eggs Royale with smoked salmon, or a vegan all day breakfast. Here are some of our favourite brunch spots.

The Ivy

For a classy weekend brunch head to the Ivy in York. Located in St. Helen’s Square, just a 10-minute walk from York station, the Ivy serves up brunch from 11am to 3.45pm. Tuck into Eggs Royale with smoked salmon or buttermilk pancakes with a revitalising smoothie or paired with seasonal cocktails.

The exterior of the Ivy covered in flowers

The Star Inn The City

For a true British brunch visit the Star Inn The City in York. Voted in the top 100 Brunches and Sunday Lunches for 2024, you’ll find a menu packed with brunch classics. The Eggs Benedict and English breakfast are the stuff of dreams. Make your way down from 9.30 to 11am from Friday to Sunday.

Star in the city's english breakfast including toast. beans, eggs, mushroom, and sausagesImage credit: Star Inn The City


Partisan in York is an independent family-run café that caters to all food lovers. Fresh and local ingredients are behind its wonderful all-day breakfast menu. For vegans, go for the breakfast skillet of scrambled rose harissa tofu, tempeh, mushrooms, vine tomatoes, homemade baked beans, home fries, avocado and chimichurri. It’s mouth-wateringly good.

A view of York with the York Minster in the background


For a quieter and relaxing time, discover Dyls in York. This independent family-run business is situated in the iconic motorhouse on Skeldergate Bridge, overlooking the River Ouse and Clifford’s Tower. Come in summer and enjoy al-fresco dining and beautiful river views. Treat yourself to fantastic coffee, freshly baked pastries and light bites.

Four croissants with a coffee in the middle

Double Dutch Pancake House

For a brunch that’s a bit different, why not go for pancakes? This family-run place is the only pancake house in York centre, and they’ve got a huge menu of every kind of pancake you can think of. There’s sweet and savoury pancakes, breakfast pancakes (even a granola pancake!) and of course, milkshakes and waffles. This is one you won’t want to miss.

A milkshake topped with whipped cream, mini marshmellows and chocolate sauceImage credit: Double Dutch Pancake House

Wherever you’re heading in York, a brilliant brunch awaits. Remember to buy your tickets in advance online or on the TPExpress app.

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