York Explore Reading Cafe

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

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.

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 fantastic range of sandwiches and homemade 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.

Please browse our menu in advance.

See the York Explore webpage for information about what else we offer in this building.