Fabulous Places for Brunch in York (and Bottomless Brunch!) 2020  – As you might imagine, there is a fantastic array of places for brunch in York.  I have selected a few for you here, with different styles of offerings from laid back, cosy and artisanal to fizz-fuelled high jinx over a bottomless brunch.  Have a look at these different suggestions f you are looking for breakfast in York too.


Dyl’s Café & Bar, Skeldergate Bridge, York, YO1 9WJ

Dyl’s is a contemporary café & bar situated in the iconic Motor House on Skeldergate Bridge, overlooking the River Ouse and Clifford’s Tower.   The brunch menu includes such loveliness as a Crispy Bacon Sandwich, Vegan Blueberry Overnight Oats and Homemade Cinnamon Brioche French Toast.  It’s a gorgeous, quirky building too!  We recently visited and I can recommend the ‘three cheese & jalapeno kicker with caramelised onion chutney served on Haxby sourdough’ –  it was divine!

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Brew & Brownie

5 Museum St, York YO1 7DT

At Brew & Brownie “we are inspired by the seasons, our countryside upbringing, our urban adulthood, the food we craved as children, to the tastes we developed as we grew. We aim to bring this vision to life at our cafe and coffee house in the centre of York. We have spent many hours researching and discovering some of Yorkshire’s best produce, such as Raydale Preserves based in the sleepy village of Stalling Busk, Johnson’s free range eggs, Bishy Road’s M & K butchers, Wilson’s Butchers based in Huntington, not to mention Haxby Bakehouse’s amazing bread! We care where our food is sourced from and always look for the best quality produce to serve our customers.  We include vegan & gluten free options both savoury & sweet as much as we can, one of our lovely staff will be happy to chat about the options available that day.”

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Fancy Hanks, York – Boozy Brunch

39 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LS

Fancy Hanks do a ‘Boozy Brunch’, consisting of a Passion Fruit Mimosa or Bloody Mary on arrival.  Then a bottomless filter coffee or breakfast tea, with a jug of boozy ice tea, pitcher of Thirsty Hank’s beer or a bottle of house wine between 2 people.  You can then choose from a range of delicious brunches like the American Breakfast, Herby Shrooms or Bacon & Maple waffle.  I’d go for the latter as I’ve tried the chicken and bacon waffle in the past and it was delicious!

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Grön Kafé

62a Low Petergate, York, YO1 7HZ

A new addition to York, Grön is all about Scandi-inspired brunch from pancakes to crab scrambled eggs on toast and banana bread  – “At Grön, we’re all about #KeepingItClean. From fresh, locally sourced ingredients to organic wines from local distributors – we’re committed to delivering a great brunch or dinner, with minimum impact on the environment.  With milk alternatives always free of charge and an extensive range of plant-based options, we’re vegan and vegetarian friendly. Headed up by Masterchef Professionals finalist, Matt Healy, we’re combining clean healthy dishes with a modern British twist!”

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The Ivy – Saturday and Sunday Brunch

2 St. Helen’s Square, York YO1 8QP

The Ivy in York do a Saturday and Sunday Brunch (and bank holidays).  The restaurant itself is a beautiful art deco inspired space.  With options like Truffle Arancini, Zucchini fritti, Eggs Benedict and Avocado Benedict, as well as Hot Buttermilk Pancakes for those (like me) with a sweet tooth!

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Slug and Lettuce Riverside – Bottomless Brunch York

1–1A Low Ousegate, York Riverside, YO1 9QU

Slug and Lettuce Riverside do a Bottomless Brunch in York (be aware that we have two Slug and Lettuce in York and I think this just applies to the Riverside location).  You will need to prebook.  For just £25 per person indulge in selected brunch dishes and enjoy unlimited glasses of Prosecco, Mimosas, Aperol Spritz, Bloody Marys, Pints of Amstel, Virgin Marys or selection of soft drinks for two hours!  Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  You can enjoy favourites like the full English breakfast or ‘Pornstar pancakes’ – five American pancakes, topped with a Prosecco, vodka mango and passionfruit compote.

Las Iguanas

21 Back Swinegate, York, YO1 8AD

Las Iguanas serve brunch in York with Latino dishes such as Huevos Rancheros Carne (Pan-toasted tortilla topped with adobo baked beans, roasted baby tomatoes, red onion & peppers, cheese, fresh avocado, smoky
streaky bacon, pork chorizo & a fried egg) or a Cuban Sandwich (Roast pork belly, pulled pork, Emmental cheese & ham with sweet mustard & green pickle relish layered in our buttery toasted bun. With a choice of fries or salad.)

There is a Bottomless Brunch option too.  You can choose a starter and a main course with unlimited Prosecco or draught beer or you can upgrade for an extra £5 to have cocktails instead.  Available every day, your drinks last for 90 minutes.
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Partisan – Brunch in York

112 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX

Located on Micklegate, Partisan serve both breakfast and brunch.  Treat yourself to French Toast, Eggs Benedict, Smashed Avocado and Melted Goats Cheese or the fabulous Partisan Breakfast.


Source York – Vegan Brunch in York

Source has lots of vegan and vegetarian brunch menu options like a vegan brunch stack, avocado on toast or vegetarian Huevos Rancheros.  Non veggie brunch options include ‘Brisket Benedict’ – a 72 hour brisket and bbq sauce served on sourdough with freshly poached eggs.


Pitcher & Piano

Ebor House, Coney St, York YO1 9QL

Welcoming you from day to night with a sophisticated escape suited for every occasion. Whether it’s bubbles over brunch or a relaxed Sunday roast, after work drinks or a night to remember – each of our bars has been carefully crafted to bring you something wonderfully unique.  Pitcher & Piano do a bottomless brunch.  Pre-bookings only. Available Saturday & Sunday until 2pm. Choose from various dishes plus unlimited glasses of prosecco, bellinis or mimosas for just £25.  Dishes include a Baked Morrocan Breakfast, Breakfast Brioche, Vegan Avocado Sourdough and a Brunch Burger.

The Chopping Block

25 Walmgate, York YO1 9TX

”  The Chopping Block is the creation of chef proprietor Michael Hjort, the founder and owner of Melton’s, one of York’s leading fine dining restaurants.  The A la Carte menu is about carefully prepared food with real flavour and authenticity using Yorkshire produce and Michael’s favourite recipes.  In addition there are daily specials, a great value set menu and homemade bar snacks served in the Ale House below the restaurant.

We are in a 17th century listed building in the centre of York, along with great food, there’s lots of history and a few ghost stories!   In addition to our regular menus, we also serve brunch from 9.30am on Saturdays and Sundays”  Specialities include Yorkshire Bacon & Yorkshire Farm Free Range Egg on Toast, Avocado & Poached Egg on Toast and House Cured Salmon & Yorkshire Farm Free Range Scrambled Eggs on Toast.

Tank And Paddle

Merchant Exchange, Bridge St, York YO1 6DD

Homed in a former merchants building in the heart of York, The Tank and Paddle is a cool vintage styled craft beer joint. While retaining the original industrial charm of the building we have created a new balcony that is a real sun trap for those summer days and nights.

Brunch options include a double sausage and egg muffin topped with a hash brown, a full English, American style pancakes with bacon and honey, porridge and smoothies.


O’Neills – Boozy Brunch

10 Low Ousegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9QU

It’s not a bottomless brunch – but you can get a (pretty cheap!) boozy O’Neill’s in York.  “Kick start your day with our Boozy Brunch offer — it’s great for hen parties, stag do’s or just for when you fancy something a little different.  Pick any breakfast item, 2x 200ml mini bottles of fizz, 2x cocktails or 2x pints of draught from £12.50.  Fancy upgrading? Get a 750ml midi bottle of fizz, an extra 2x cocktails or 2x pints of draught from £24.50.”



Have a look at these different suggestions if you are looking for breakfast in York too.

Also have a look at our posts on the best Cocktail bars or wine bars in York.  We even have one on Cocktail making masterclasses.  Oh and if you need a lift after all the bottomless prosecco, then we have a list of taxis in York too!

We also have a post on Cafes in York.  If you have a dog with you, also have a look at our post on dog friendly cafes in York


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