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Merchants' Coffee House

Award-winning food in the centre of historic York


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Having built a national reputation since 2002 for culinary quality and excellence, Café No.8 provides a range of locations in the heart of the historic City of York offering outstanding food and drink.

Whether you want a hearty traditional breakfast in the surroundings of the 14th century Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, a light brunch or home-made cakes in the York Art Gallery, or a sumptuous evening meal in the intimate-yet-casual bistro, you will find award-winning, imaginative food served by friendly, professional teams.

We also provide event catering (inside or out) and planning services to bring the Café No.8 seal of quality to any event. Sourcing high-quality local produce and ingredients is at the heart of what we do, and our chefs avoid complicating matters by letting the quality of the ingredients do the talking. And we do all of this with first-rate customer service and at excellent value.

Café No.8 – simple, modern, quality.



Café No.8 Meatloaf burger and rosemary chips al fresco


Slow-cooked featherblade of beef


Gammon and egg salad

Whether you’re just dropping in for a bowl of soup – a warming, gently fiery Indian spiced tomato and ginger, say – or a 21-day aged steak with chips and a Yorkshire blue sauce, expect cooking shot through with a quiet, self-confident flair

The Guardian

[Café No.8] has built a well-deserved reputation over the last ten years for well executed, unfussy bistro dishes

The Telegraph

This was my first visit to Cafe no. 8 – and I loved everything about it. The food was superb, they are clearly using the best local ingredients around

Trip Advisor