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The Cocoa Tree

4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
+44 1439 771727
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fruit cake” (18 reviews)
“quiche” (22 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve been here a few times when in Helmsley as it’s such a lovely cosy cafe. We’ve had lunch previously when friends came to visit and huge BLT’s that time. Today stopped off for coffee and cake and unusually it was a quieter spell between...More

Thank murphy001965
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warm and welcoming staff. Very friendly and polite. Good atmosphere. Had cream tea for two. Scones were warm and beautifully light. Delicious. Loads of clotted cream and jam. Loads of tea. Excellent price. Loved it

Thank Donna L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been on holiday in the area for a week, and had lunch out every day. The Cocoa Tree is the best lunch we have had by far! A lovely friendly welcome, yummy lunch, with a huge menu to choose from, and incredible cakes!!...More

Thank Amy_from_Twickenham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here 3 or 4 times now on a day out and been outstanding every time Good value for money coffee is hot place is clean and very welcoming Our dog Coco has been given a treat every time Great burgers and sandwiches cant rate...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the soup and a toastie and both were delicious. The manager was friendly and welcoming. Within the cafe there is also a gift shop area which is great. Would return here on our next visit

Thank sarahoC560LX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn’t recommend this place more, excellent toasted sandwiches, dog friends and plenty of Gluten after Options. The owner was lovely and even fed bacon to our pup! Well worth a visit!

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was at the end of a walk today from Coxwold to Helmsley, as part of a cross-country walk. I had the best part of two hours before the York bus came. I saw this cafe and went in. A Norman Rossington lookalike (Mark) was...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely friendly home cooked food and dog friendly. I had homemade mushroom and bacon soup with croutons and bread roll which was delicious! Also tried the homemade cake and white chocolate and cranberry tiffin which were also delicious. We will return again.

Thank karen57Yorkshire
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Popped into Helmsley late afternoon for a few bits and decided to have coffee before heading back to Allerston (20 miles away.) Dog friendly sign in the door so thought we’d try it. Greeted by a lovely couple who made us feel very welcome (...More

Thank Tracey L
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Whilst having a break enroute to our hotel we stopped in Helmsley for just a coffee. But the Cocoa Tree was very inviting and the iwner so friendly that we decided to look at the menu and just have some comfort food to keep us...More

Thank davidrX7555BB
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Simon L
March 14, 2018|
Response from VWPippa | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion the Cocoa Tree would be a great choice! Open on Mondays (some places aren't) and inside, most of the tables are set for 4 people. The food's great, and the service you get from the friendly owners is the best... More
June 10, 2017|
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Response from Anthony B | Reviewed this property |
Gluten free? I seem to recall they had some cakes available, I don't recall seeing sandwiches though.
February 1, 2017|
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Response from VWPippa | Reviewed this property |
Definitely! The bacon sandwiches / BLT sandwiches are to die for - good quality bacon and really good portion size too! They also do beans on toast, tomatoes on toast, tea cakes, crumpets and other things. The hot drinks are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 771727
We are a small family owned cafe/coffee shop serving a wide selection of light lunches,snacks,cakes,waffles,cream tea's,award winning ice cream and milkshakes.A specials board is also available along side a varied menu. We also have a good selection of gifts. All dogs are welcome inside the cafe.Muddy paws are not a problem. Entrance is wheelchair friendly. In the hot weather we have air conditioning for your comfort. Myself (Julie) and Mark are the new owners of THE COCOA TREE and since taking over a year ago 2014. We would like to thank all of our customers old and new for all the lovely comments and support. We aim to provide good quality local produce with a friendly relaxed atmosphere. At the moment payment is cash only but we will be looking into payment by card in the near future.
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