Rowntree Park Reading Cafe

Enjoy wholesome, local, quality fresh produce.

We serve breakfast and home cooked food daily.

Surrounded by nature and with lovely views of Rowntree Park our cafe is a vibrant family friendly space.

You can borrow from a selection of more than 1,000 books, including the latest fiction, non-fiction and children’s books (selected with the help of the Friends of Rowntree Park). And that’s not all. You can also: Enjoy wholesome, local, quality fresh produce, with seasonal food available on the menu daily Sit and browse the daily newspapers and lifestyle magazines Make the most of the scenic balcony views which overlook one of York’s most beautiful parks Get your clicks with free wifi access Sign up for our weekly knitting group, which meets at 1pm every Wednesday Look out for our programme of talks and classes Buy yourself a take away drink Indulge in one of our fantastic ice creams Bring all the family – our children’s books and baby-changing facilities make it an idea family stop-off Join our monthly reading group, which meets at 2pm on the first Tuesday of the month Visit two Reading Cafes in one day! Download our Park to Park Walking Trail Leaflet and Childrens Walking Map

  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Reservations