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“Great cake with a great view.”

Bennett's Cafe & Bistro
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Ranked #33 of 920 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Bennett's Cafe and Bistro is located right in the heart of York with incredible views of York Minster. Serving wonderful homemade cakes and scones daily, and delicious locally sourced evening meals from 5.30Pm Tuesday-Saturday, Bennett's has something to suit everyones tastes.
Reviewed April 15, 2012

We went to Bennett's Cafe after purchasing a Living Social Deal. The cafe is situated right across the road from the York Minster and therefore has lovely views.

We both enjoyed a very large piece of cake, one chocolate and one carrot. I would recommend them both but ensure you're hungry. The menu however seemed rather limited with mostly hot drinks and cake, the only savory options being a bacon sandwich and soup with a roll. It would have been nice to have been able to enjoy a sandwich along with our cakes but otherwise no complaints. The cafe is not very big so was quite full on our visit but the service was good and our order arrived quickly.

Certainly worth a visit as a break from the shopping!!

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Thank Rickandlisa999
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

My mom and I stumbled into Bennett's Cafe in search of a brew before heading back to our B&B after a busy day sight-seeing. We had cream tea the day before at Betty's and were looking for something a bit more casual. We were drawn to Bennett's because of the funny sign and the large windows that allow for excellent people watching and provide terrific views of the impressive Minster Cathedral. We were delighted to find that the service, tea and scones were excellent as well! While the experience and ambiance are not comparable, we thought the scones and service were better than Betty's!

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Reviewed February 27, 2012

My wife and I enoyed an afternoon date at Bennett's and we were delighted with the lovely service and the delicious cakes and coffees. We were kindly greeted by the cafe's owner upon entering, and warmly welcomed to a table. From our window seats, we could see the gorgeous York Minster right outside, as well as the intersection containing beautiful shops and bustling York-goers and tourists. It was a charming place to eat, and we can't wait to enjoy another afternoon outing there. I highly, highly reccommend Bennett's.

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1  Thank Luke R
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

Called in for a coffee and cake as a break from shopping, we had a Living Social voucher for two cakes and two drinks for £5, what a bargain.

The cafe is well laid out, tables are of a good size and well spaced. From all tables the view through the front windows is of York Minster.

We had carrot cake (huge slices) and a lovely hot coffee. Staff were dressed smartly in black and white and personally greeted every customer at the door.

The voucher worked, we have found a really nice place to revive ourselves on our many visits to York and will be back. The prices are reasonable and the cakes delicious. Give it a try, Bennett's is easily found opposite the Minster.

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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Popped into this cafe as we had a Living Social voucher for 2 hot drinks and 2 cakes for £5. I had chocolate cake and my partner had carrott cake - both were delicious!

Actually the prices on the menu were very reasonable. The staff were friendly and the location is great - right next to the Minster.

It's not Betty's but then you don't have to queue outside and you don't need to spend a fortune so I would recommend to anyone in York who would like to enjoy a cuppa and a cake :-)

Thank Laura B
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