Housed in a medieval stone tower on the banks on the river Ouse the Perky Peacock on Lendal is like no other cafe in York. The round walls and ancient stone give an unparalleled atmosphere.
The slate topped tower forms part of the old city wall. It was built as a toll tower, restricting the access ships had to the town centre by the use of a long chain strung across to the tower opposite.
To find out more about the history of the tower and the wall it is part of, you can read the information panel at the top of the stairs opposite the cafe. These are part of a trail that runs the entire length of the city walls giving and excellent explanation of a great historic city.
A simple menu that changes regularly, including toasted bagels and scrumptious homemade cakes.
More info to come soon.
Fantastic coffee made by lovely skilled people just when you need it most and a range of teas and soft drinks to please everyone.
Drink in or Take Away available.
Full details to follow in a shortish while
The Peacock on Gillygate felt it wanted to try new things and has gone exploring.
The cafe at Lendal Bridge is still serving great coffee and fine cakes though!
We’ll keep you posted on our plans for the future.