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Address: Pavement, York YO1 9UP, England
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+44 1904 621756

Located on the site of St. Crux Church that was destroyed in 1887, this...

Located on the site of St. Crux Church that was destroyed in 1887, this building now functions as a café and a venue for special events.

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Unique charity cafe

Situated at the junction of the Shambles and Pavement, St Crux Parish Hall is all that is left of St Crux Church, once one of the largest medieval churches in York. Today it is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Situated at the junction of the Shambles and Pavement, St Crux Parish Hall is all that is left of St Crux Church, once one of the largest medieval churches in York. Today it is run as a charity cafe where you can buy reasonably priced tea cake and sandwiches. The interior is quite special with monuments from the church nestling... More 

Thank DunelmArts
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693 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I had always assumed that this was a small Church in the style of other old churches in the City. Having visited (when a charity table top sale was well underway), I now know that it is a 19th century Hall built from the rubble of a decaded 14th century Church of the Holy Cross. Other artefacts have been saved... More 

Thank MedEngland
Seaham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We first came across this super little café on a summer visit to York & were delighted to find it open in December. Everything is homemade, sandwiches, quiches, soup, delicious cakes, tea and coffee, all served in St Crux parish hall, round the corner from Marks & Spencers. There are books & bric- a- brac for sale outside in suitable... More 

1 Thank Doug T
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Freshly made food by voluntary workers at a pittance, on a viewing platform entered from the Shambles, with a jumble sale outside with seating. It's so vintage and on most days, unlike Harrogates Methodist hall which is Saturday. Love it

Thank Kroy_13
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Set near the junction of Pavement and the Shambles, the small parish hall is all that is left of St Crux church, one of the large parish churches in York. It is now open during the summer as a fund raising tea room. Different charities can ‘rent’ it for one day a year. Inside is a small serving counter with... More 

1 Thank EESW1
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Hot, fresh tea and coffee, freshly made sandwiches and quiche, lovely cakes and the warmest of welcomes. Delightful.

Thank Richard P
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2015

A quaint little tucked away cafe,no fancy prices just good old fashioned homemade cakes and sandwiches. With friendly staff who warmly welcomed served you

Thank Bikerman B
York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Went in for the first time today - how lovely to go somewhere with character that won't charge a tenner for coffee and cake. I was served by a 70 year old trainee! Will be back again soon!

Thank MrsPickles123
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450 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

At the bottom of the Shambles lies this little gem. Outside, you see a a few stalls selling bits & bobs for charity: one stall has everything priced at 50p whilst others were a tad more. There are a few tables outside as well where you can sit with a drink & snack on a better day. It all looks... More 

1 Thank BruceYork
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

St Crux is what was the hall of St Crux Church, a large imposing Church that was demolished longer ago than I can remember. I have volunteered to help here when various organisations have hired it for the day and also called in here for a reasonably priced snack, lunch or drink and never been disappointed. Many of the customers... More 

1 Thank Lindagreenacre

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