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“The coffee's off”
Review of Cafe 74

Cafe 74
Ranked #24 of 46 Coffee & Tea in York
Price range: $4 - $9
Description: A cosy café that serves artisan coffee, award-winning cakes, sandwiches, light-bites and all-day breakfast (all using fresh, locally sourced ingredients)
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Description: A cosy café that serves artisan coffee, award-winning cakes, sandwiches, light-bites and all-day breakfast (all using fresh, locally sourced ingredients)
York, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
296 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“The coffee's off”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

I used to frequent this cafe on Micklegate very regularly because the latte and cappuccino were consistently good. Something has gone drastically wrong, however. The server doesn't know how to make a latte or a cappuccino. They both come out the same - just a milky coffee. This is not good enough.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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“Great cafe for people watching”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Spent time here whilst waiting to go on a brewery tour. Had a lovely coffee and sat outside, watching the world go by. Very pleasant.

  • Visited August 2013
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York, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
296 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Good coffee but noisy place”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Yes, the coffee is good and strong, but NO you don't get a nice little chocolate any more. I was told that that was just a promotional thing when the cafe first opened. There are sandwiches, littles quiches, various croissant-type things and cakes. It's not cheap. The high chairs are comfy when you manage to clamber onto them. If busy the place is very cramped. The music is too loud and not nice. There are more relaxing places to be near here.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank MVC499
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
York, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
296 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Good cappuccino, yummey cakes in a small cafe”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

This café is on attractive Micklegate, the street that climbs up from the River Ouse to Micklegate Bar. It’s part of the Lawrance serviced apartments complex but is open to the general public. It’s quite stylish but rather small and cramped. There are two long, high tables with high leather chairs on either side. It feels a bit like being at the dentist’s or the barber's. The cappuccino is very good and strong. They have skimmed milk. And you get a chocolate. It’s not cheap, though - £2.40 for the smaller size. There are a few snacks and some yummy-looking cakes.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank MVC499
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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