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Five Cosiest York Cafes

As summer approaches, we’re all getting ready to sit in the sun with a refreshing beverage – but how do we deal with those inevitable rainy days in the summer months? We visited five of York’s cosiest cafes where you can go to snuggle up and pass the time with a delicious brew.

The Fossgate Social, Fossgate

This popular evening time bar transforms into a welcoming and comfy cafe by day. Situated on Fossgate, home of all things quirky, the rustic decor provides the perfect warm welcome for guests to hang out and enjoy a something to eat and drink in their free time. Its interior design is perfectly complemented by its hidden garden, tucked away out back for those who want to soak up the sun this summer. Find out more about The Fossgate Social on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Wheldrakes, Goodramgate

Simple in design, Wheldrakes is the refreshing break you need from busy city life. Situated within the city walls, this homely cafe is perfectly accessible from the city centre to visit for a hot drink, a sweet treat or a bite to eat this summer. View the extensive assortment of food, drinks and fresh bakes at Wheldrakes on Twitter and Facebook.

The Perky Peacock, North Street

Visit York’s riverside cafe inside the Postern Tower atop the Ouse. This quaint coffee shop and eatery makes ideal use of the small tower space, with outside seating and comfy sofas to choose from while you enjoy a smooth and flavoursome hot beverage. Follow The Perky Peacock on Instagram and Facebook to keep posted.

La Bottega, Goodramgate

La Bottega is York’s one stop shop for peculiar furnishings and fresh coffee. This aesthetically pleasing city centre cafe is the authentic Italian experience you need to get away from everyday life for a brief while. Providing customers with an extensive selection of coffees and cakes, La Bottega is a must this summer. Find La Bottega on Twitter to learn more about all within.

Gatehouse Coffee, Walmgate

This little hidden gem is built seamlessly into the city walls at Walmgate. Spanning over three floors with its own rooftop terrace overlooking the streets of York, its late 14th century decor makes it the perfect spot to relax, eat and drink while admiring the city’s historical links. Find Gatehouse Coffee on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with all things coffee.

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