The Nook is a friendly family-run café bar in the centre of York

The Nook is a hidden gem found at 3a Castlegate. Tucked away from the main hustle and bustle, we are only a couple of minutes walk from both the City Centre and Clifford’s Tower. If you need a break from exploring the city, a place to study or work, or just a coffee to go, we are the venue for you.

During the day we are a cosy café serving tasty food, homemade cakes and Limini coffee. In the evening, we host live music and open mic nights, serving delicious cocktails and locally brewed ale. We have plugs for laptops and phones, free wifi and you can even bring your dog!


Always wanting to please our customers The Nook York have just updated our menus. We serve everything from our popular Nook burger, Salads and Quesadillas to toasties, and offer specials to cater for changing seasons. We have vegetarian and gluten free options, children’s menu and also offer a tasty nibbles menu perfect to accompany cocktails or a nice cold glass of wine or beer.
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Why not treat yourself to one of the delicious cocktails from our extensive menu from a classic Tom Collins to a Skittles Martini, we have it covered! If what you would like is not on the menu, just ask one of our friendly members of staff and they will do their best to create it just as you like it.
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Music & entertainment

We feature plenty of local talent of which we showcase on a Friday night in our Open Mic session. We also have live sessions from easy listening to gypsy jazz, vocalists and a variety of other musicians.
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