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The Cocoa Tree

4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
+44 1439 771727
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fruit cake” (18 reviews)
“blt” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Called here for lunch en route from Scarborough to Leeds (scenic route). We both had quiche (different variants) and side salad, and both were scrummy, finished with coffee and delicious Yorvale ice cream. Service was great, and the owner is a real character. One minor...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love it! First time in here and ask for the burger. was excellent and a great price. Definitely going to go back here.

Thank Vera O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Extremely friendly service, scones were lovely! great range of gifts! Staff were so friendly they even gave our dog a treat. Thank you, we will definitely be back again

Thank Lynne T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great coffee, chocolate mint slice and hot apple drink. Welcome as warm as the drinks, perfect on a chilly day. We will be back!

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited a couple of months ago and really enjoyed the cake and coffee so we visited again today with some family. Again the service was great, welcoming and friendly. The kids ice cream was delicious I had to sample more than once. Our coffee...More

Thank sheader
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on Sunday afternoon 15th April; two grandparents, two parents and two granddaughters. Coffee and cakes were really nice and the granddaughters certainly enjoyed their ice creams. Would definitely recommend the cafe but you have to be lucky to get a table, the place...More

1  Thank Ricardo2403
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here many times now, but felt I should re review. We often visit Helmsley during the year whilst on holiday, the owners of the cafe are just the nicest people and you always get a warm welcome. I would normally have either tea...More

Thank Eloise53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had my second best hot chocolate here on Monday. It tasted great and kept hot in the ceramic mug. Definitely come back here next time. Loved all the funny signs around the cafe kept me amused.

Thank Clare S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cafe. Brilliant staff. I wanted tuna but no mayo. They were very happy to oblige. Really clean and would happily recommend.

Thank icantspell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had coffee & cakes for 4 - Lovely place - very friendly staff - to both us and our dog 🐕 would definately reccomend 😊

Thank Sharon A
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Questions & Answers
11 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Anthony B | Reviewed this property |
Gluten free? I seem to recall they had some cakes available, I don't recall seeing sandwiches though.
2 February 2017|
Response from Addisadvisor | Reviewed this property |
No idea we went tea time..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 771727
We are a small family owned cafe/coffee shop serving a wide selection of light lunches,snacks,cakes,waffles,cream tea's,award winning ice cream and milkshakes.A specials board is also available along side a varied menu. We also have a good selection of gifts. All dogs are welcome inside the cafe.Muddy paws are not a problem. Entrance is wheelchair friendly. In the hot weather we have air conditioning for your comfort. Myself (Julie) and Mark are the new owners of THE COCOA TREE and since taking over a year ago 2014. We would like to thank all of our customers old and new for all the lovely comments and support. We aim to provide good quality local produce with a friendly relaxed atmosphere. At the moment payment is cash only but we will be looking into payment by card in the near future.
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