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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%
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“fruit cake” (16 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After our wander around Helmsley I was in need of refreshments. My hubby decided here after looking at the specials board, we were not disappointed. Inside is cosy with a clean feel. At the back there is a garden seated area which is dog friendly....More

Thank Lady_PennyPowers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place for afternoon tea, drinks etc. Very cosy and lovely staff service! Do visit as it's one of the best in Helmsley!

Thank Sarahnliam49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in here on a day trip to visit the event at the Castle. We had visited previously for coffee and cake and thought we would try the lunch menu. Food was tasty, i thoroughly enjoyed my soup and my fussy husband enjoyed his quiche.......More

Thank daytripper012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here again recently when visiting my sister. Laughed pretty well all through the visit both with the owners Julie and Mark and the other customers who often chat to each other like they'd known each other for years. Lots of dogs in who were...More

1  Thank Ruth4063
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here. Scrummy food very friendly service and fairly priced. Bacon baguette and brownie with ice cream.yum yum.

Thank Kate T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch but they had run out of our first choice from the already limited menu. We should have gone elsewhere at this point but decided to stay and order sandwiches. Mine was fine. My partner ordered a bacon sandwich and said it...More

Thank Yorkslass69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled on this delightful cafe today whilst passing through Helmsley. Good to find an indoor dog friendly cafe. Best hot chocolate I can remember having and really spoilt for choice with most delicious cakes. Pleasant staff and surroundings. Highly recommended.

1  Thank nandraandseil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A warm, friendly atmosphere greeted us and our two little dogs. Nothing was too much trouble, the afternoon tea was delightful and to top it all our little hounds both received a scoop of ice cream each! Will always visit the Cocoa Tree when in...More

1  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a great coffee shop. We called in Helmsley as part of a few days away and the weather was not particularly kind that day. We had our damp flatcoat retriever with us and we all received a really warm welcome. The cafe...More

2  Thank Susan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying locally self catering, so were looking for something for brunch, Had read reviews on trip adivisor so decided to call in for something to eat, Had read it was dog friendly so took ours along with us. Bacon roll, salad and coffee for breakfast,...More

Thank nic8002003
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Questions & Answers
10 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
1 February 2017|
Response from Addisadvisor | Reviewed this property |
No idea we went tea time..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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