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The Cocoa Tree

4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
+44 1439 771727
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fruit cake” (18 reviews)
“ice cream” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4 Castlegate, Helmsley YO62 5AB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food in this bijoux cafe with really friendly staff. Everything was freshly made and well presented.

Thank thepoppits
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were lucky enough to get seats in the Cocoa Tree yesterday on what was clearly a very busy day in Helmsley. It may be a few steps extra to walk out of the main square but it is well worth it. The sandwiches were...More

1  Thank headgirl8135
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Called in for a coffee and to rest my legs. My wife was helping the local economy for the second day😳😳😳😳 Great coffee Good atmosphere Pleasant decor Great location just off the market place. Cakes looked great but I resisted 😇😇😇

Thank Mix-m8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in for a coffee and cakes at tea time on a Sunday at 4pm having been turned away from several other cafe's who were closing for the day. We were welcomed in to the Cocoa Tree by the very friendly owner, The coffee...More

Thank NijYorkshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have a weeks holiday in Helmsley early May visited The Cocoa Tree what a wonderful find we were made so welcome by Mark and Julie its a lovely gathering place also for locals everyone seems to join in lovely and...More

1  Thank maggieandrob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my opinion the best coffee shop/cafe in Helmsley. Family run with a friendly atmosphere and service. Steak burger and fries recently added to the menu which also includes jacket potatoes, sandwiches or toasties and soup. The food is good and value for money. The...More

Thank BradfordTyke
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Quick lunch stop on a Sunny Sunday !!!! Delicious Bacon Baguette & excellent service .........thankyou 👍

Thank Pammy_0611
Reviewed 3 May 2018

A small cafe with a big welcome for customers. This is the 3rd time have been here and I always enjoy the food. Today I had the burger side salad and fries and a latte. It gets busy at lunchtime so we went at 11.15...More

Thank n0rm55e
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Went here for lunch today as been before and liked it. I had a jacket potato with cheese and a side salad my husband a burger side salad and fries. We both had a latte. The food was good. We paid £18.45 so good value....More

Thank Hazel D
Reviewed 30 April 2018

A great little venue close to town centre, main car park and castle. We had picked up the fact that it was dog friendly through an internet search before leaving for Helmsley but were unsure of it's location, so were pleased to spot the sign...More

1  Thank Will_Of_The_North
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Simon L
14 March 2018|
Response from VWPippa | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion the Cocoa Tree would be a great choice! Open on Mondays (some places aren't) and inside, most of the tables are set for 4 people. The food's great, and the service you get from the friendly owners is the best... More
11 June 2017|
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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.
2 February 2017|
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Response from VWPippa | Reviewed this property |
Definitely! The bacon sandwiches / BLT sandwiches are to die for - good quality bacon and really good portion size too! They also do beans on toast, tomatoes on toast, tea cakes, crumpets and other things. The hot drinks are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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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