Customers of this award-winning coffee shop are almost evangelical about the quality of the coffee and the friendliness of the staff. Parents in need of a caffeine hit would do well to drag their offspring here. It’s not the biggest place but there’s space for buggies if you avoid peak times. Older children will adore the hot chocolate. It’s not just about hot drinks either; this is a popular lunch spot (think lovely homemade sandwiches) for those arriving early enough to grab a table, and the cakes will keep the children quiet for a while.
Best for – amazing coffee for the adults, unforgettable hot chocolate for the kids.
Spring Espresso, 45 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF