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Monks Haven Cafe

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148-149, Church Street, Whitby YO22 4BH, England
+44 1947 604608
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this place walking through whitby and what a find. I'd actually give this place 6* if I could. Dog friendly with water bowls outside and jugs of water to top them up. We had 2 breakfast and 2 coffees , was about to order sausages for the dog, when the waitress said they have sausages for dogs!!! I was... More 

Thank donnamclean565
Vikesa, Norway
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I have eaten here once before, but then I forgot to write a review. This time we had a friend with us for a mid-aftenoon break for coffee/tea. Our friend and I had ice cream sundae and some tea, and my husband had a piece of cherry pie and coffee. The food/snack and drinks were excellent. Very... More 

Thank Annbjørg L
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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568 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose Monks Haven for lunch on a busy bank holiday weekend, mainly because there were tables available (many of the longer established cafes and restaurants had longish queues outside). First impressions were good and it soon became apparent that this little cafe is a cut above the majority of the town's other cafes and restaurants. We all ordered fish... More 

Thank Corb2000
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 went to Monks Haven late afternoon on Good Friday. We can honestly say that it was some of the best fish or scampi and chips that we've ever had. The cafe has a lovely atmosphere and pleasant decor and Helen and her staff are friendly and efficient. I particularly liked having a glass or two of... More 

Thank Sue C
Liversedge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time of calling here for a sit down, to enjoy the day go by with a cup of tea, and, again we were forgotten about (maybe due to being sat outside?) Staff didn't seem interested and no apology on either occasion. Must remember next time to keep walking and chose a different, friendlier and more on the ball place... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in here around 4pm as it said dogs were welcome. We had fish and chips, hubby had normal and I had small, just right size for me. Dog was given sausage which she thougoughly enjoyed and we had lovely coffees. Staff were really friendly after a long busy day. Will definately be back, maybe have to try breakfast.

Thank alisonwt
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our day out in Whitby it was great to find a lovely cafe which welcomed dogs, I had a tasty cheese and ham sandwich which came with salad crisps and coleslaw my wife had a giant toasted teacake with a choice of cinnamon butter or plain. The staff were very friendly, when all the tables are full constantly it... More 

Thank harleyCheshire
Delph, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated on Church Street in the heart of old Whitby. Great spot for breakfast especially as we were staying a couple of minutes away. The large breakfast is massive so unless you are extremely hungry don't consider it. The smaller version (Which is by no means small would be adequate). The Fortunes Kippers and scrabbled eggs is a great way... More 

Thank piekarczyk
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nightmare finding somewhere that the hubby deems clean enough to eat in when out and about so we entered this place with me half expecting him to change his mind once inside.....this place got the thumbs up!! It's an Olde Worlde type place with a very good menu. We opted for quiche (came microwaved but very tasty) and... More 

Thank Allison A
London, United Kingdom
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292 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellently prepared breakfasts with a range of options including kippers. Friendly (?) owner/server. Dog friendly. Range of gifts also available though no bargains. Go for one of the standard breakfasts with drink included, as cheaper than other options plus a paid drink (if you follow me!).

Thank zchug

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148-149, Church Street, Whitby YO22 4BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Whitby
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 604608
At Monks Haven Café you can sit, relax and watch the world pass by along historic Church Street through our bay windows while enjoying fine, freshly ground coffee or Yorkshire tea. We serve fresh Whitby crab sandwiches, fresh Whitby cod in a beer batter and a wide selection of desserts and treats from scones to lemon and ginger crunch. We are open 7 days a week and until late on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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