Library Square, York YO1 7DS
Disabled Go access guide
Tel: 01904 552 828

Opening Times

All Explore Cafes are now closed until further notice due to measures in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus.


Monday        10am – 3pm
Tuesday       10am – 3pm
Wednesday  10am – 3pm
Thursday     10am – 3pm
Friday           10am – 3pm
Saturday       10am – 3pm
Sunday         11am – 3pm

Please note that the cafe finishes serving hot food half an hour before these closing times.

This cafe is within York Explore. Like the rest of the building, the cafe is closed on bank holidays, but Rowntree Park Reading Cafe is open most bank holidays.


This café is a welcoming open place for you to come and enjoy a good cup of tea or fair trade coffee, as well as offering a range of freshly made sandwiches and homemade cakes.

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

Please browse our menu in advance.

See the York Explore webpage for more information about all our offers.