Inspiring conversations for 660 years

Meet and enjoy delicious, locally sourced food and drink in the medieval guildhall, home of York’s Merchant Adventurers past and present.


Welcome back to the Merchants’ Coffee House; open inside the Hall as well as serving in the Hall gardens. 

The Coffee House will continue to be operating a table service after 19th July. Please read our Customer Guidelines below for more information.

We have worked hard on making sure we provide a safe experience for you and for your our staff and have put some measures in place on social distancing, safety and health & hygiene. To read these click our Customer Guidelines.



Brew and a Breakfast Sandwich: Your choice of unsmoked back bacon or sausages in a tasty bread roll. Served with tea or Americano Coffee.

*Served on Saturdays (if the Hall is open all day) and Sundays until midday*



  • Yorkshire Ploughman’s Lunch: A popular all year round plate with all your favourites including ham, pork pie, cheese, apple, Yorkshire chutney and served with chunky bread and butter.
  • Mediterranean Salad: A summery dish of crisp salad, feta cheese, apricot and raisin cous-cous, roasted peppers and olives (v)
  • Quiche of the Day: Served with salad and coleslaw (v)



All served on a white bloomer with salad and crisps

  • Egg & mayonnaise
  • Cheddar cheese and Yorkshire chutney
  • Ham and mustard mayonnaise


Cakes & Snacks

  • Freshly baked scone with jam and clotted cream
  • Cheese scone with chutney
  • Cranberry Teacake
  • Carrot cake (gf)
  • Lemon drizzle cake (vg)
  • Fruity flapjack (vg)
  • Brownie
  • Bakewell Tart Slice
  • Adventurers’ shortbread


Cream Tea: Home made fruit scone, jam and clotted cream with your choice of an Americano or Tea.  



Hot Drinks

  • Americano
  • Caffe Latte
  • Cappuccino
  • Flat White
  • Mocha
  • Espresso
  • Hot Chocolate available with cream and marshmallows
  • Yorkshire Tea
  • Speciality Tea (Earl Grey, Peppermint, Lemon & Orange, Blackberry & Raspberry, Chamomile)
  • Iced Latte or Iced Cappuccino (available with syrups)

Soya or oat milk and decaffeinated tea and coffee are available.


Cold Drinks

  • Sparkling Elderflower
  • Dandelion & Burdock
  • Rose Lemonade
  • Coca Cola / Diet Coke
  • Sprite
  • Apple Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Sparkling Water
  • Still Water


Alcoholic Drinks

  • Red, white or rose wine
  • Prosecco
  • York Gin & Tonic
  • York Roman Fruits Gin & Tonic
  • York Brewery Terrier
  • Peroni
  • Great Yorkshire Brewery Lager
  • Great Yorkshire Brewery Cider


Sunday - Friday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:30pm

Admission charges apply
Merchants’ Coffee House open to all
Occasionally the Hall is closed for private functions, so you may wish to contact us in advance of your visit.

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