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.


The Merchants’ Coffee House is temporarily closed to visitors in line with the latest advice from the Government and Public Health England. We look forward to welcoming all our customers  back later in the year.


Open to all, come and meet friends, family and colleagues for delicious food and drink in the inspiring setting of our medieval guildhall, or relax outside in our beautiful walled garden in fine weather.

Enjoy locally roasted coffee, freshly baked sumptuous cakes and snacks inspired by tales from over 660 years of York’s trading past.

The Merchants’ Coffee House closes at 1.00pm on most Saturdays to allow for weddings taking place at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall. On those days we aren’t able to serve breakfasts or lunches but hot and cold drinks plus cakes and snacks will still be available.

Smaller portions of all our breakfasts and lunches are available for children.

Please contact us for allergy information.



Sunday Breakfasts – £9.75

Served all day with toast & butter and your choice of black or white coffee or a pot of Yorkshire Tea.

Merchants’ Breakfast: Masham pork sausages, Bury black pudding, smoked bacon, eggs your way (scrambled, poached or fried), baked beans, mushrooms & grilled tomato. 

Veggie Breakfast: Vegetarian sausages, potato rosti, eggs your way (scrambled, poached or fried), baked beans, mushrooms & grilled tomato. 


Breakfast Sandwiches

Available between 10.00am and 11.30am on weekdays. All served on bloomer bread with a choice of  tomato & chilli chutney, tomato ketchup or brown sauce

  • Dry cured bacon sandwich
  • Masham pork sausage sandwich.
  • Veggie sausage sandwich. 



  • Yorkshire Rarebit made with York Brewery Beer & Henderson’s Relish, served with fresh salad & tomato chutney
  • Quiche of the Day served with fresh salad and coleslaw
  • Soup of the Day with crusty bread



All served on a white bloomer with salad and crisps

  • Egg & mayonnaise
  • Cheddar cheese and Yorkshire chutney
  • Bacon, brie & cranberry


Jacket Potatoes:

Freshly baked and served with salad

  • Cheddar cheese
  • Baked beans & cheddar cheese
  • Tuna mayonnaise & sweetcorn
  • Chilli con carne or vegetable chilli



Cakes & Snacks

  • Cheese scone with chutney
  • Freshly baked scone with jam and clotted cream
  • Earl Grey Tea Cake
  • Yorkshire fruitcake and crumbly cheese
  • Carrot cake
  • Lemon drizzle cake
  • Fruity flapjack
  • Date and oat slice
  • Rocky road crunch bar
  • Adventurers’ shortbread


Hot Drinks

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


Cold Drinks

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


Alcoholic Drinks

  • Red, White or Rose Wine
  • Prosecco
  • York Gin with Yorkshire Tonic
  • York Gin Roman Fruits with Yorkshire Tonic
  • York Brewery Guzzler
  • The Great Yorkshire Brewery Lager
  • The 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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