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The Cocoa Tree

4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
+44 1439 771727
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fruit cake” (16 reviews)
“quiche” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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Reviews (266)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited after looking on Trip Advisor as there are lots of similar cafes in Helmsley. Excellent choice- my salmon baguette was gorgeous and my husband recommends his ham and tomato baguette, both of which came with a small but delicious salad...More

Thank wc14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Helmsley on a busy hot day and popped in here with the kids for lunch. Lovely welcome, nice air conditioned seating and a good selection on the menu to suit all tastes. We had jacket potatoes which were delicious and generously garnished. My...More

Thank Taz A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had always promised ourselves to visit Helmsley when whizzing through to the coast and at long last on a cool June day we did. After pottering round looking at prices at other cafes and the hotels/pubs we came to the Cocoa Tree which looked...More

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just superb as always,it's a long drive from Horsforth but worth it for the best cheese scone in Yorkshire.

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here after completing our walk around Helmsley / Rievaulx Abbey. We both had the best cream scones you could ask for. Friendly chat during our cuppa - would thoroughly recommend.

Thank PaulandJulia33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit here on a very rainy day in June. After a long run with my dog in the morning, I was looking for somewhere I could take her for a sit down and have bite to eat. We were both welcome - I...More

Thank JoJo-07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in the area and had just visited Rievaulx Abbey so we thought we'd have a trip to Helmsley. We bumped into someone in the car park who recommended The Cocoa Tree so we thought we'd give it a try. So glad we...More

Thank jodanners
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just planned to call in for a drink but decided on a cream tea (or coffee in my case). The very friendly owner was busy but still very polite and efficient, the cream teas were exquisite and reasonably priced. Wished we had tried the sandwiches...More

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here yesterday, was lovely. Nice atmosphere, food was great and staff very friendly :) thank you!

Thank georgina c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here 2 years ago and this little Cafe has only improved. The family who run it are fantastic and the food is great. Well worth a visit

Thank SmilerP
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What gluten free options are available please Pam
11 June 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Anthony B | Reviewed this property |
Gluten free? I seem to recall they had some cakes available, I don't recall seeing sandwiches though.
Is this a good place to visit for breakfast?
2 February 2017|
Response from Addisadvisor | Reviewed this property |
No idea we went tea time..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 771727
  • E-mail
We are a small family owned cafe/coffee shop serving a wide selection of light lunches,snacks,cakes,waffles,cream tea's,award winning ice cream and milkshakes.A specials board is also available along side a varied menu.
We also have a good selection of gifts.

All dogs are welcome inside the cafe.Muddy paws are not a problem.

Entrance is wheelchair friendly.
In the hot weather we have air conditioning for your comfort.
Myself (Julie) and Mark are the new owners of THE COCOA TREE and since taking over a year ago 2014. We would like to thank all of our customers old and new for all the lovely comments and support.
We aim to provide good quality local produce with a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
At the moment payment is cash only but we will be looking into payment by card in the near future.
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