We have three cafés across the city and a pop up reading cafe at Homestead Park. Visit the Rowntree Park Reading Cafe page for details about this unique, exciting, location. For more information about the cafés at Explore York and Explore Acomb, please scroll down.

Our cafés are welcoming open places for you to come and enjoy a good cup of tea or coffee, as well as offering a fantastic range of sandwiches and cakes to cater for all tastes.

You can sit and read the daily paper, choose a book and have free use of our wi-fi whilst enjoying the vibrant ambiance of the building. We offer a friendly and relaxing environment that is suitable for all ages.

Opening Times

York Explore Cafe

Opening Times
Monday 9am – 6.00pm
Tuesday 9am – 6.00pm
Wednesday 9am – 6.00pm
Thursday 9am – 6.00pm
Friday 10am – 5.30pm
Saturday 9am – 4.30pm
Sunday 11am – 3.30pm
Please note that the cafe finishes serving hot food half an hour before these closing times.  Please browse our menu in advance

Acomb Explore Cafe

Opening Times
Monday 9.30am – 4pm
Tuesday 9.30am – 4pm
Wednesday 10.30am – 1.30pm
Thursday 9.30am – 4pm
Friday 9.30am – 4pm
Saturday 10.30am – 1.30pm

Please note that Explore York and Explore Acomb are closed on bank holidays.