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Monks Haven Cafe

148-149 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4BH, England
+44 1947 604608
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“kippers” (14 reviews)
“sandwiches” (29 reviews)
“quiche” (12 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
148-149 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4BH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had breakfast here on a busy Sunday morning - excellent! Husband had the big breakfast which was good value and well cooked. I had poached eggs on toast which again were nicely cooked and enjoyable. We decided to return for breakfast again the following day...More

Thank LizzieR1963
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited here with my elderly mother one morning. We have often walked past it but decided to give it a try as there was hardly anyone in there. A young girl just stood in the middle of the room with a blank expression on...More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in here late Saturday afternoon as I was desperate for some cake! I wasn't sure if it was still open, but a man standing at the door said they were. Seemed to be two young girls and an older lady serving. Took a...More

Thank Dee1975
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a wonderful tea room this is. This is our 5th time in Whitby and every time we visit we go to Monks Haven. They serve the most delicious, fresh, light, home made cakes at a very reasonable price. Their hot chocolate are also...More

Thank carleymawhinney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was tempted to give a poor rating because the food was fine but the customer service we received, I think from the owner, was horrendous. The waitresses were obviously having a busy time on a Saturday. It took a while to get someone to...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff and central location in the old part of Whitby were only the start as the fish and chips were some of the best I have tasted. Highly recommend for lunch.

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Monks Haven Cafe after reading Trip Advisor reviews only to find that due to it's popularity no seats were available, but thanks to one of the waitresses who saw us prepare to leave, came out into the street after us & told us a...More

Thank Krustee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for full English on Saturday. Lovely place but nowhere near enough room on tiny tables for 4 people with teapots cups plates etc. had to put things on windowsill! Put tables together for four people!! Nice food though and good service from young lady.

Thank JayneDale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rainy Monday in July, just having a walk, and decided to stop off for a light lunch, and to get out of the rain for a bit! Had a lovely lunch of local smoked kippers, scrambled eggs, and wholemeal toast, washed down with a very...More

Thank Driverpete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We don't often go out for breakfast, but went here as I wanted to try one of the locally smoked kippers, which I had as part of a full English. Never eaten such a fine kipper before! The rest of the breakfast was fine -...More

Thank Claribelle
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19 March 2017|
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Response from Pewterjuglady | Reviewed this property |
They do and there is no need to book.. unless you have a large group.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 27
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148-149 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Whitby
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 604608
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At Monks Haven Café you can sit, relax and watch the world pass by along historic Church Street through our bay windows while enjoying fine, freshly ground coffee or Yorkshire tea. We serve fresh Whitby crab sandwiches, fresh Whitby cod in a beer batter and a wide selection of desserts and treats from scones to lemon and ginger crunch. We are open 7 days a week and until late on Friday and Saturday evenings.
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