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Serendipity Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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Norfolk House High Street | High Street, Leyburn DL8 5AQ, England
+44 1969 625632
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived in Leyburn and had only 20 minutes before needing to leave for an arranged appointment. We were recommended this as a good convenient place to try for a cup of coffee. You enter through a general store below,selling candles and household decorations . You then head up the stairs to the cafe, so it is easy to miss... More 

Thank David L
Leeds, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We often visit Leyburn on Market Day and love to pop in for a snack or a coffee.The staff are attentive and the food is good.

Thank Malindaday
Bradford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in need of a hot, reviving cup of coffee and that was what we got. The cakes all looked delicious but we managed to resist them. Very friendly and efficient staff.

Thank Coppernob11
Halifax, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I asked for an extra-shot Cappuccino and it was perfect, piping hot and delicious! The toasted sandwiches are lovely with a little salad garnish and crisps. A good simple cafe serving lovely lunches and cakes.

Thank CupcakeCandyQueen
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another lovely coffee and cake here. Lovely friendly staff and lovely shop also. Too many lovely things to choose from! Totally recommend this cafe/shop x

Thank Arianne1973
Leyburn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This café offers great freshly cooked food, the home made cakes are particularly inviting. Staff and ambience are good. Gets busy due to popularity with locals

Thank jude19490
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Sadly this place has lost its way, staff were rude and stuck up - unless you're spending hundreds in the shop they do not want to help. Will not be visiting again.

2 Thank Alice B
Ripon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Each time we are in Leyburn we try to have lunch at Serendipity. The staff are very friendly and efficient and the food is lovely, although when we visited there was no soup left. The shop below is well worth a browse - we found some lovely things to buy..

Thank Linda148
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Service can be a bit slow, at times, but the staff are friendly and the food is always worth waiting for.

Thank Cynthia M
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We always visit this tea room / coffee shop/ lunches etc on our visits to the Dales. I had a tasty gruyere and red onion relish toasted sandwich. My daughter had a proper baked potato with beans and cheese and was asked if she would like the cheese melted. She also had a hot white chocolate drink with shafts of... More 

Thank Thirty_nine39

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norfolk House High Street | High Street, Leyburn DL8 5AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Leyburn
  • Phone Number: +44 1969 625632

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?